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What is it about work that can make living without it such a life change? There are plenty of good things about work. One option, when we retire, is to leave behind the bad aspects; such as not having enough time, and specifically keep the good things. A possibility might …

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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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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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The message said something like this ‘Hi, I’m Jo a producer at 60 Minutes and I would like to speak with you about a program we are putting to air on changes to superannuation policy’. Sure you are … I thought to myself and sure you do! Fortunately, I …

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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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