When are you thinking of retiring? I assume that if you’re reading this there’s the thought that somewhere down the road, maybe soon, you will retire. But have you really thought through the when? What would have to happen before you could?
When it comes to chocolate, we’ve all heard the message that it causes weight gain. Yet there’s also some conflicting information out there about the antioxidants in chocolate being good for you. So what’s true and what’s false? And can you enjoy chocolate guilt free?
Sleep and retirement? What’s the connection? Simply this: research is demonstrating that sleep is a key to both physical and brain health.
‘We’ve got a mortgage, it’s small, but we don’t know how to pay it out.’ That’s what a recently-retired client couple told me, and asked, ‘What can we do?’
Interesting question. How would that focus your mind? What would become important to you? Would your priorities change? I expect so.
Jill Weeks, the co-author of Retire Bizzi shares the stories of people she’s met and what they’re doing in retirement. Long involved in the retirement industry, she’s researched and understands what’s involved in this decision. She has also written 21 Ways to Retire and co-authored Where to Retire in Australia and is a regular contributor to ABC radio.
A few years back I was interviewing Peter (not his real name) for a project I was working on. He’d retired quite a few years before and was talking about his working life. He was in charge of in-house communication for a well-known company in Australia and New Zealand. ‘It was the best job I ever had,’ he told me.
Planning for a successful retirement not only includes planning your finances but also planning your time—and having the right mindset.
Nobel Prize-winning scientist and pioneering researcher into ageing, Elizabeth Blackburn, likes to talk about the healthy part of our life as our ‘health span’ and then as we age we move into the ‘disease span’. The trick is to try to lengthen our health span to keep the disease span as short as possible. This has the advantage that we age more slowly. And there are ways we can do that.
The bucket list concept—things you want to do before you kick the bucket— is well known. Your reverse bucket list comes from what you’ve already done.