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Season Two

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’ Nextavenue.org, 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 […]
July 18, 2019

Will Your Second Act Career Be In The Gig Economy? – Diane Mulcahy

Whether it’s to create a second act career as a consultant, gain greater flexibility or to find a way to generate extra income in retirement, the gig economy offers both opportunities and challenges. In fact, today it’s relevant for virtually every age group and career stage. The demand for freelancer talent continues to grow and it may offer new options to leverage your skills and experience. But the challenges and transition issues are real and it’s wise to be prepared. Becoming savvy about how to navigate it well will enhance your chances of success. How the Gig Economy Affects Retirement […]
June 27, 2019

How Life Hacks Can Help Make Your Retirement the Best Time of Your Life – Sam Horn

In this episode we talk with Author, Keynote Speaker and Communications Strategist Sam Horn, about her new book Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. What About Half-Retiring? Sam shares her wisdom (and her great stories) on a range of topics including what gets in the way of people realizing their dreams in retirement (and how to overcome them), life hacks you can use to move forward and the benefits of Half-Retiring. Sam also shares tools and quick, powerful exercises in real-time that you can […]
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. How to Retire to a Satisfying Retirement 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:  Bob Lowry’s website: Satisfying Retirement Bob […]
May 16, 2019

If You Love Your Work, Will You Hate 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.   Prepare for Your Retirement Transition with Research-based Ideas 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 are ready 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 […]
May 1, 2019

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. It has a growing army of devotees and a chorus of vocal critics as the movement has attracted much more attention by the mainstream media. I believe that when you look at the underlying principles of FIRE, there’s a lot that many of us, even the media critics, can learn from. But the discipline and focus that it takes to figure out how to retire early can distract from planning for the non-financial side of retirement. And it can make it is easy to underestimate the importance of navigating the transition […]
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. This excellent book can help you reframe how you think about getting older, learn how to retire well and enjoy life to its fullest. 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 is available on Amazon Check out Carl Honore’s 12 […]
March 15, 2019

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. Career Shift? Learn from Other Generations 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 […]
February 20, 2019

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 on our retirement podcast. It’s a shorter piece on an 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 They say that life doesn’t give you many second chances. (Come to think of it, they say a lot of things.) But sometimes no matter what life gives you, you can make your […]
January 31, 2019

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

In this conversation on our retirement podcast, 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 […]
January 23, 2019

What are the Upsides & 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 on 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 […]
January 21, 2019

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

In this episode of our retirement podcast, 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 topics you’d like to see us cover, please reach […]
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 […]