Yearly Archives: 2011

What is the “promise” of longevity?

…the “promise” of longevity? That was the opening question in the first post of this blog nine months ago. So here on the shortest day of the year and the last post for 2011, the question is still open. With … Continue reading

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What Women of Working Age!

Yes an exclamation, not a question. It’s no surprise to me that there’s a growth in employment for women 55 plus.  In the business of career and entrepreneurial advisory, I’ve been observing this trend for some time. The Globe & … Continue reading

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Generations and a Decade in Common

How refreshing it was to read Robert Wright’s article in the Ottawa Citizen December 2nd – “Generation Lie: Is it really the baby boomers versus ‘generation screwed?” Breaking down his lengthy discussion deserves more than one posting. For some years … Continue reading

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans 3

Since blog posts (Oct.25 & Nov.14), the Canadian government’s announcement on the pooled pension plan scheme finally hit the financial news headlines. Immediately critique and analysis began on the proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). A Toronto Star headline called … Continue reading

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Adaptive Aging Technologies:Opportunity Abound

Listening to a TV panel of pundits on the subject of the lethargic global economy, disappearing jobs and the lost decade for youth career opportunities, got me thinking as usual about a contrast to that slice of reality, and that … Continue reading

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans 2

Further to Robert Brown’s Sept. 19th article in http://www.evidencenetwork.ca/ on pooled pension plans, one of the advantages he comments on is what he calls “…pooling the mortality risk, resulting in a more accurate estimation of the groups’ average life expectancy.” … Continue reading

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Navigating an Aging World:Not to be Obsessed.

Barely a day goes by, that there isn’t some symposium, book or report (not to mention a blog or three like this) about an aging world, longevity and retirement. We even have on line longevity calculators that can tell you … Continue reading

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Longevity Risk:Every Living Breath Counts

The range of product development and resultant opportunities surrounding the subject of longevity keeps getting wider and riper for detailed probing. Almost like panning for gold in the Klondike days, for some aging is the new gold. Maximize this, minimize … Continue reading

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans

At the October 2010 Retirement Planning Association of Canada (RPAC) conference I co-chaired in Toronto, the agenda was centered around Reframing Retirement & Longevity Issues  in 21st Century Canada. Of course one of the main streams of conversation was financial … Continue reading

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Start a Business:At Any Age?

Continuing from last week’s blog posting, we’re celebrating Small Business Week in Canada right now and further to the question, “is there a right time to start a business?” – comes the other question, “is there a right age to … Continue reading

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