Rethink Retirement Baby Boomers: More than 4 million Australians born between 1946 – 1964 Global Financial Crisis Early retirement dreams vs late retirement policies
Rethink Where? What? When? Why? How? Travel? Toys? Wrong decisions can be costly decisions
Reinvigorate Retirement Expectations of Longevity Pleasure Fulfillment Reward for a “job well done”…..work, family, money management.
Reinvigorate Your relationship – Your communication Do you really hear each other? Your spirit – What is on YOUR bucket list? Do you want to do the same things? Your passions and interests Do the same things still matter to you?
Reinvent Retirement “Given that more than 90% of workers are no longer engaged in heavy physical work, it is unlikely that everyone will retire as young as 67, put their brains into neutral and invite a shorter life as a result. Part-time work and/or a change of career are more likely.” – Phil Ruthven, Chairman IBISWorld, BRW, 2 July ‘09
Reinvent Your ideas – “I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.” Thurgood Marshall 1908-1993, American Judge Your career – “The most successful people are those who do all year long what they would otherwise do on their summer vacation.” Mark Twain Your self-image – “We are not ‘senior citizens’ or ‘golden agers’, we are the elders, the experienced ones; we are maturing growing adults responsible for the survival of our society. We are not wrinkled babies, succumbing to trivial, purposeless waste of our years and our time.” Maggie Kuhn, founder of Grey Panthers