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Whilst retirement seems an idyllic destination to arrive at, it isn’t for all of us. One of the things we can miss is work, whether for the companionship, the mental stimulation or the income. The Gig Economy can be an ideal way to balance those needs with more time …

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Is retirement a thing of the past in Australia? Do we need and/or want to work more years? Is Government policy pushing us in that direction? These are some of the retirement trends canvassed in David Kennedy’s new book “End of the Retirement Age: Embracing the pursuit of …

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Employment for the over 50s is nearly as much a hot potato as housing for younger Australians. Many baby boomers feel pushed aside and this adds to the invisibility factor I talked about a couple of weeks ago. It isn’t nice to feel undervalued or unappreciated. Many of us …

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Homelessness is a rapidly growing issue in Australia and I was horrified to learn that the highest growth cohort is women over 50! Can you imagine that? At a time of our lives when we are looking forward to living life a bit more on our own terms, to suddenly …

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At age 60, a workaholic and constantly re-inventing myself in the world of entrepreneurship and small business, I finally quit my last business in fashion retail, design and manufacturing which employed 18 people. I would probably still be there if it weren’t for the paper war that governments …

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We ‘retired’ around 6 years ago when we moved to the beautiful coastal village of Mallacoota. But then we found we hadn’t retired at all, rather we had ‘re-wired’ our working lives. We had structured ourselves so that we had more control over …

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One of the things regularly recommended for retirees is to take up a voluntary role. Indeed, volunteering can be a great way to keep connected and maintain our self-worth. Many of us will have done volunteer work throughout our lives through involvement in long standing service groups, e.g …

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