2022 was an extraordinary year in terms of changes in the economy (and government economic policy too.) My regular fortnightly articles were firmly focussed on all aspects of retirement, not just the financial. Here are my top 5 picks, in case you missed them first time around!
Researchers at Stamford University found evidence that if your life/retirement has lost meaning, it can be restored through giving something back to your community.
“Lacking a sense of meaning is not irreparable: People seeking more meaning in their lives can proactively choose to look beyond themselves and give more to others.”
My blog delves deeper into the research findings and how meaning can be in itself a source of happiness in retirement.
Australian tennis player Ash Barty did just that, leaving the sport to pursue ‘new dreams’. In the same week, ferry workers were made redundant via video. In my blog, I discussed the challenges of both a planned and unplanned transition from full time work to not working (or not working as much).
In another article, I looked at the retirement of another tennis star, Serena Williams, at the age of 41.
In a similar vein, in this blog I explored how semi-retirement is a way to ease yourself from the rigidity and pressure of full-time work into the mindset of time to do what you want.
4. Endless summer holidays: how retirement planning can help you step away from teaching with confidence
A fair percentage of my clients are teachers, and so I wrote this article especially for them. Longing for the end of term? I looked at how retirement planning and coaching can help teachers step away from the classroom with confidence.
If the current cost of living crisis makes you wonder if it would be cheaper to live away from the UK during the winter, here’s a story that takes that thought one step further. Angelyn and Richard Burk are a Seattle couple who retired and sold their home to permanently live on cruise ships. It sound idyllic, but it does come with drawbacks, as I explain!
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