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Longevity and the Burden of a Marathon.

How soon should you start saving for your older age, your gilded years or if you still prefer to call it, that retirement at the end of a long and winding road? Not soon enough it appears. As if there … Continue reading

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Work as a Coming of Age Story.

For a few years, I have been playing with a draft of a short book that takes a look at our relationship with work as we age, and how over centuries we keep arriving at yet another reset in the … Continue reading

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Redefining Entrepreneurship in later Life: a portfolio of treasures

Working longer in later life can be more like a portfolio of treasures and increasingly, over the last ten years, one option in that portfolio mix for many people has become some form of entrepreneurship. And for those who may … Continue reading

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Operatic tendencies. Dying to work for a longer later life?

Or you could say – is work ‘til you drop better for you? For some reason this topic of working longer in later life has invited itself lately in to my inbox of conversation with others. Likely, I was sending … Continue reading

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Working Longer: Are You Seasonally Adjusted?

Seems fitting this Labour Day week that the subject of aging Boomers exiting the labour force deserves a comment or three. Firstly, it’s important to describe what the definition of the term labour force means. The Statistics Canada version leaves … Continue reading

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Feeding Longevity: Another Hunger Game

What is your longevity expectation? As a Canadian, if you have ever taken one of those online life expectancy calculator questionnaires, or read a global survey from an organization like the World Health Organization (WHO), you might walk away with … Continue reading

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Live & Work Longer: Great Expectations – 2

Great expectations. Work – and live longer? Some studies indicate a positive effect for those who choose to actively work longer in later life. And then there’s the debate, that for those who do hard physical work, they won’t be … Continue reading

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Live & Work Longer: Great Expectations – 1

Or is it work, and live longer? This may be covering old ground but the conversation isn’t going away and likely will remain open for decades to come. For many now over the age of 50; prospects are that we … Continue reading

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Ready for Ageing: Who Isn’t? – 2

Ready for ageing? The House of Lords Report looks at this question with three audiences in mind – us the individual, the markets and governments. In that light naturally, this conversation gets wide sweeping attention, but in the well blocked … Continue reading

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A Population Growing Younger? – Part 4

In this age of narrative collapse that Douglas Rushkoff presents, our frames of reference change when it relates to living and working longer. Perhaps in decades to come, as in centuries long ago, the narrative lines will become less crisp. … Continue reading

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