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August 26, 2019
Football is a demanding sport but its tough to retire early and walk away from.

What Can Andrew Luck’s Retirement Teach You About How to Retire?

by Joe Casey   I woke up extra early on Sunday morning and was surprised to learn that Andrew Luck, the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts had suddenly announced his retirement the night before. At age 29. News of his retirement leaked on Twitter during the team’s preseason game. Instead of informing his teammates after the game as planned, Luck held a hastily arranged press conference, which was originally targeted for Sunday. His press conference was emotional and heartbreaking at times as he explained what was the “hardest decision of his life”. Luck explained that he was worn down by […]
August 20, 2019
Retirement speeches require tact, sincerity and preparation

How to Give a Great Retirement Speech

by Joe Casey At some point in your life, you may be asked to give a retirement speech for a colleague, friend – or even your boss. Sounds easy? Well, you’ll want to be prepared and navigate some of the unique nuances presented by this type of speech. A lot can go wrong, if you’re not mindful.   Focus on The Purpose of Your Retirement Speech     Start with Rule #1:   “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”    – Maya Angelou   If you […]

New Podcast Episodes

August 13, 2019

What Can We Learn from Blue Zones? – Richard Eisenberg

Our guest on this episode is Richard Eisenberg. Richard is the Managing Editor of PBS’, the PBS site for people 50+, where he is also the editor of the Money and Work & Purpose channels. Previously, he was Executive Editor of Money magazine, Front Page Finance Editor of Yahoo! and Special Projects Director/Money Editor at Good Housekeeping. He is the author of two books: How to Avoid a Midlife Financial Crisis and The Money Book of Personal Finance. We talk with Richard about Next Avenue, older workers and employers, the key trends Baby Boomers should be aware of and […]
July 26, 2019

Your Retirement Won’t Come with a Road Map – Carol Hymowitz

As an author and journalist, Carol Hymowitz has a unique perspective on the world of work, longevity and how some savvy employers are wising up and leveraging older workers. Recently a visiting scholar at Stanford’s Center on Longevity, Carol was formerly an Editor at Large at Bloomberg, and a Senior Editor and columnist at the Wall Street Journal, where she spent most of her journalism career. Reflections on Transitioning to Retirement and Working Longer When you begin to contemplate how to retire, there’s no shortage of advice from well-meaning colleagues and friends. But every retirement is different. It can quickly […]

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