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Monday, June 27, 2011

Bridging the Retirement Gap With an Encore Career

Mark Miller is a good guy who really knows the financial issues of ageing in the US. We have spoken at the same conference always in nice places like Japan and Switzerland.

Unfortunately I couldn't embed this video so you will have to click through to this like to view it.

Mark is interviewing Marc Freedman, who is the author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. The guy is CEO of Civic Ventures, a non-profit think tank, that's focused on advancing the cause of midlife career transitions.

Mr Freedman's proposition is that post work (or whatever you want to call the period) provides great opportunities for older people. There is no doubt that he is right. However, as I am always saying it does depend to a great extent on the state of your bank balance.

Retirement with zilch saving, debt and little chance of employment is very different to how you feel with a nice fat bank balance and a final salary pension.

Having said that, it sounds like he has some interesting ideas. I must get the book.  Dick Stroud






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