I have to apologize for abandoning my blogging for some time now. I have been busy. After settling on the area of Retirement planning for my Life Coaching practice, I started trawling the internet for information on planning for retirement. I found loads and loads of articles on planning your finance – most about ‘the earlier you start, the better it will be for you’. But I found very little on planning for your whole life in retirement. Nothing on how to find a new Identity when you leave your work Identity behind, or how to find purpose in structuring your day, or how to supplement your retirement income. So, I have embarked on writing a resource booklet.

In 1889, when the age of retirement was set at 65, workers were only expected to live one or two years after they stopped work. Currently, if you live till 70, you can expect to live on to 87 if you are female and 84 if you are male. But more and more people are reaching 100. This means if you stop work at 65 (as many Companies expect) you can anticipate living an average of 20 years more! I have one grandfather, as well as my mother who lived to 92, and on my father’s side an aunt who is nearly 100, so I feel I should be planning to live for another 30 years. Wow, that is one third of my life!!

Make the most of your Golden Years

Make the most of your Golden Years

My booklet, however is focused on how to make the most of your ’golden years’. How to build up a supportive social life, how to structure your day so that you are keen to get out of bed each morning, and how to plan to make sure you are well looked after as you age. These are just some of the topics I will be touching on. Keep an eye on my blog, as I will be trickling some of my findings to you on a regular basis.