Season Two

June 20, 2019

What’s Next for You? – Jeff Tidwell

In this episode we catch up with Jeff Tidwell, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Next For Me, a resource that “connects and inspires our generation to evolve our post-50 lives through new work, a new purpose, or a new social contribution.” Jeff shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities faced by the 50+ generation, the resources needed to overcome obstacles and shift careers or create an entrepreneurial path. Jeff also discusses his own experiences as an entrepreneur and his key lessons so far. For more on Jeff Tidwell and Next For Me: Next for Me website Forbes series on startups and entrepreneurship   […]
May 28, 2019

Are You Ready to Follow Your Own Path in Retirement? – Bob Lowry

In this episode we catch up with retiree, author and blogger Bob Lowry, who has been blogging about having a productive and fulfilling retirement at Satisfying Retirement.com for the past 9 years. Bob shares his insights and practical wisdom on the essential ingredients in a satisfying retirement, the key obstacles that need to be overcome and the lessons he’s learning in his own retirement.  We also discuss the benefits of a short sabbatical and what a Radical Retirement looks like for some people. For more on Bob Lowry: Satisfying Retirement Bob Lowry’s Books on Retirement   Like our Podcast? The […]
May 16, 2019

What Unique Challenges Do People Who Love Their Work Face in Transitioning to Retirement? – Michelle Pannor Silver

In this episode we talk with Michelle Pannor Silver, of The University of Toronto, author of Retirement and Its Discontents: Why We Won’t Stop Working, Even if We Can. Michelle shares what led her to research retirement and write her book; how identity can make retirement challenging for some people; and what factors influence the timing of when people in different professions tend to retire. We also discuss how ageism is costing organizations and societies across the world. We close with her recommendations, based on her research, on what people who are planning for retirement should keep top of mind. […]
May 1, 2019

Noteworthy Series: Listen to Your Inner Voice – It Could be Your Wake-Up Call – Richard Losciale

Welcome to the third episode of our Noteworthy Series, where we highlight an article that we think warrants your attention and host a conversation with a relevant guest. Today’s article is The Power of Wakeup Calls by Gregg Levoy (Psychology Today – July 2017). Our guest is Richard Losciale, who experienced his own personal wake-up call that changed the way he lived his life – from being focused on the aspirational to being focused on the inspirational.  As Rich listened to his inner little voice, he worked hard to recover from being near death and transformed his life by shifting his mindset to […]
April 17, 2019

What Will You Do When You’re Formerly Corporate? – Lorette Pruden

Join us as we discuss making the transition from corporate life to entrepreneurship with Lorette Pruden, PhD, a chemical engineer turned Business Coach and Advisor. Lorette shares insights and advice from her own transition and her work with her clients, including how to avoid common mistakes, how to leverage a virtual organization and why it takes a different mindset to win as a business owner. For more on Lorette Pruden, PhD: Lorette’s website Follow on Facebook Lorette’s book Formerly Corporate: Mindset Shifts for Success in Your Own Business   Subscribe to Our Podcast The Retirement Conversation is a free Retirement […]
April 8, 2019

You Can Learn a Lot from the Principles of FIRE – Chris Mamula

There’s a lot of chatter about the FIRE movement. Chris Mamula, who retired at 41, joins us to discuss his journey to early retirement, the upsides and the challenges of FIRE, why the transition can be challenging and his advice on what it takes to retire early. Follow Chris at  Can I Retire Yet? Chris’ article in MarketWatch: This first year of early retirement has been one of the hardest of my life   Is Your Retirement Unbalanced? Learning how to retire well goes well beyond your 401(k). It’s really about how you invest both your money and your time. […]
March 25, 2019

We’re All Ageing. Are You Up for a Bolder Approach? – Carl Honore’

Carl Honore’ is an award-winning journalist and author whose revolutionary first book, In Praise of Slowness, was an international bestseller and has been published in more than thirty languages. Carl joins us from London to discuss the benefits of living more slowly against the cultural pressures for speed and youth – and his new book (B)OLDER: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives. Carl’s New Book:(B)OLDER on Amazon Check out Carl Honore’s 12 Rules for Ageing Boldly Carl’s Website   Enjoying The Retirement Conversation podcast? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics […]
March 15, 2019

Noteworthy Series: The Exciting Potential of Intergenerational Mentoring – Charlotte Japp

Welcome to the second episode of our new Noteworthy Series, where we highlight an article that we think warrants your attention and host a conversation with a relevant guest. Today’s article is The New 50s: Far From Retirement from The New York Times. Join us as we talk with Charlotte Japp, who was interviewed for the article on the innovative organization she’s founded (CIRKEL) on intergenerational mentoring. We learn more from Charlotte on what led her to create CIRKEL, how their events work and her vision for its future. You can learn more about Charlotte Japp and CIRKEL here: CIRKEL website Sign up […]
February 20, 2019

Noteworthy Series: What Will Your Retirement ‘Do-Over’ Be Like? – Paul Fox

Welcome to the first episode of our new Noteworthy Series, where we highlight an article that we think warrants your attention. This series is in response to listener feedback. It’s a shorter piece on the article – and a conversation with a relevant guest. Today’s article is When Retirement Is a Bad Fit by Richard Eisenberg, Money & Work Editor at Next Avenue – October 17, 2018 Join us as we talk with Paul Fox, owner of Philly Socks about his retirement story and his fun Second Act as an entrepreneur. You can learn more about Paul Fox here: His store: phillysocks.com Video […]
January 31, 2019

If You Plan on Working Longer, How Do You Best Prepare? – Kerry Hannon

In this conversation, we are joined by Kerry Hannon, AARP’s Job Expert. Kerry is a national keynote speaker, best-selling author, and columnist on personal finance, career transition, and retirement. Her latest books include Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ and What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond. Kerry is a contributor and columnist for The New York Times and she writes a weekly column for NextAvenue.org. Kerry shares her perspective and advice on: Interesting work options that people may not consider The key challenges workers over 50 face today How to best prepare […]
January 23, 2019

What are the Upsides and Challenges of Retirement for Solo Agers? – Sara Zeff Geber

Did you know that almost 1 out of 5 Baby Boomers are childless? In this episode, we talk with Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D., author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, which was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the six Best Books of 2018 on Aging Well. Sara shares her insights on the unique upsides and challenges faced by Solo Agers, her perspective on the importance of flexibility and strategies for avoiding isolation and cultivating social networks in retirement. For more on Sara Zeff Geber: Sara’s Latest Book Sara’s Websites: https://www.sarazeffgeber.com/ http://www.lifeencore.com/about/sara-zeff-geber   Up for More […]
January 21, 2019

What Will You Do When Work Becomes Optional? – Stan Corey

In this conversation, we’re joined by Stan Corey, author of When Work Becomes Optional. Stan offers his perspective on building emotional wealth, why retirement is not a single phase and what non-financial traps to avoid. A recent retiree, Stan shares his personal experiences transitioning to retirement. For More on Stan Corey: The Book:When Work Becomes Optional Stan’s Website   Like our Podcast? The best way to support our podcast is to take a moment and like it on Apple Podcasts. Thank you.  If you have suggestions on how we can make it better or topics you’d like to see us […]
December 11, 2018

What Trends in Retirement Should You Be Up to Speed On? – Catherine Collinson

In this edition of The Retirement Conversation episode, we talk with Catherine Collinson, CEO and President of non-profit Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Catherine is a retirement and market trends expert and champion for Americans who are at risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement. Catherine shares insights from their research on the key trends driving change for both older workers and employers. For more: Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies 18th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey Follow on Twitter: @TCRStudies   Noteworthy Stick around for the brief Noteworthy segment where we discuss an article we think is worth your […]