Mum and Dad retiring? The conversations you need to have with them now.

The importance of having retirement talks with your parents cannot be overstated. Even if they are already in a great financial position, you can encourage them to consider the social and emotional elements to ensure they are set-up for a retirement that is fulfilling and meaningful to them. Don’t let them leave this to chance!

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Single in retirement? Here’s what you need to know

There are a myriad of reasons as to why you may find yourself single in retirement. Perhaps you have always been single, divorced years ago, separated recently, or perhaps you unexpectedly lost your loved one to illness. For some it is welcome relief, for others it is utterly heartbreaking but whatever your journey, you are embarking on retirement without a significant other.

It was suggested that Singles experience a unique set of challenges and opportunities to their counterparts in couples when it comes to life in retirement. With this in mind, I set out to explore if this actually is the case by drawing on the experiences of recent retirees.

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What are your non-negotiables in retirement?

The wonderful thing about retirement is that the Baby Boomers finally have the opportunity to become the ‘Me-Timers’. After balancing a busy career, family and social commitments for so many years, they finally get to focus on the things that light them up. That might mean learning to play the saxophone (I’ve only had the darn thing 20 years!), selling up and making that tree change, or trekking through Patagonia.

I am a strong advocate for possibility thinking, living one’s dreams and creating a full and exciting retirement, but I also want to ensure that people approaching retirement are set up for success. I want to ensure that their dreams and goals are achievable.

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How to Build Your Legacy

In a year that has seen multiple, seemingly unexpected deaths in the celebrity world, most notably that of David Bowie, it has caused many of us to take stock and consider, how will I be remembered? Whilst it may not be on the world stage, all of us have milestones and achievements that we should be proud of and remembered for.  Have you stopped to think what you want your legacy to be, and how your friends and family will remember you when you’re gone?

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