Retirement

Getting Retirement Right: Happier Than A Seagull With A French Fry

Getting Retirement Right: Happier Than A Seagull With A French Fry

As you know, I’m not a big retirement fan. Why? The word no longer works. It is no longer a case of stopping work and having a pension to support you in your golden years of leisure.  I want people to clearly and early “get” what it will mean for them in today’s world of expanding longevity with the real…

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Don’t Call Me Coach! Three Questions To Ask All Of Your Professional Advisors

Don’t Call Me Coach! Three Questions To Ask All Of Your Professional Advisors

After college, Bill went straight to work in his city government August 1, 1972.  On the day he began his employment he already knew his retirement date: 30 years to the day hence. He married Sue. They bought a house. Eventually, the two kids, Tim and Julie, came along. The family was active in their neighborhood association and their church.…

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Behold the Discontinuous Opportunity. It Could Be Your Best Bet.

Behold the Discontinuous Opportunity. It Could Be Your Best Bet.

Discontinuous what? Recognition of discontinuous change and opportunity is growing, if slowly. When Cheyenne was 32 the local bank where she had worked for 7 years was acquired. Branches were closed. Employees were laid off, including Cheyenne. By then she knew how to be a branch installment lending officer granting loans for home remodeling, car purchases, vacation toys like boats…

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Innovators and Early Adopters Wanted

Innovators and Early Adopters Wanted

When Geoffrey Moore published Crossing the Chasm he gave us a window into what he called the Innovation Adoption Life Cycle. His well-known book is about adoption of disruptive technologies. I think we can use Mr. Moore’s model and apply it to the adoption of disruptive thinking by individuals/couples over 50 and the business leaders/professional advisors who provide goods and services to…

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Authorship and the Pregnant Elephant

Authorship and the Pregnant Elephant

Among my many After 50 male and female readers, there is a lot of serious talk about writing books. People are writing sexy women’s fiction, a history of a formerly secret university society, travel recommendations, a practical handbook to learning new technologies, a collection of stories about falls in the shower, an imaginary tale of circumventing the globe as the…

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