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Over the hill?

Over the hill?

There is a commonly held view that retirement is being put out to pasture. This is reinforced by the Google definition of retirement as: “A person who does nothing”.   This is far from the truth and yet in years gone by this was the norm for our grandparents who...

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Are we having fun yet?

Are we having fun yet?

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. (Mark Twain) It is quite a shock to have reached the age that looked ancient when your grandparents and parents were “old”.  It came along so fast! And I guess that means that the next part of...

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Rewired not Retired by Chris Don

Rewired not Retired by Chris Don

My wife Caroline and I have ended up spending 4-6 months of every year overseas since my retirement. She found the website www.trustedhousesitters.com (annual fee is R1690 - the code RAF52854 will give you a 25% discount) which, when you join and set up a profile as a...

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Working the Future 1

Working the Future 1

Working the future can be taken two ways, it can mean you taking the future by the scruff of the neck and making it work FOR YOU or alternatively it can mean what the future of work is going to be like. And increasingly, given the unprecedented rate of change...

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Working the Future 2

Working the Future 2

So how do you future proof your prospects? -  in this altered work landscape where the ever-increasing rate of change is the main driver and employees are increasingly disposable.  It involves a different way of thinking and letting go of the expectations of the past....

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Working the Future 3 – New Stretch of Life

Working the Future 3 – New Stretch of Life

Life expectancy (in the Western World) is increasing by around three years every decade, which means that living to be 100 years old will become commonplace in future. This begs the question about how to afford this extra gift of years.  Until relatively recently you...

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Grand – by Marianne Heron

Grand – by Marianne Heron

My mother had a great answer for anyone who asked her age in her later years, “I’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth,” she would smile. A good way to avoid disclosing her actual vintage but the answer still didn’t get around that word old with all...

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