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Tuesday 16th April 2019 – Why retirement is simply a change of circumstances, with Chris Budd – author of The Eternal Business
After 18 years running the financial planning business he founded, Chris Budd was ready for a change of direction. Recognising he needed a new purpose and a way to exit his business, Chris stumbled across an organisation called the Employee Ownership Association. There, he found both.
The solution to Chris selling his business so that it could continue to flourish – via an Employee Ownership Trust – also became his new career. Recognising the enormous benefits of such an exit strategy, Chris wrote a book about it called The Eternal Business and now provides consultancy to other business owners who wish to follow his path.
Chris firmly believes that retirement is simply a change of circumstances. If we are pulled by a deep sense of purpose to do something different than what we’ve been doing our entire working lives, rather than pushed from our position, the transition is simpler and our new phase of life becomes more meaningful.
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 – Why age should not define us, with George Lee
Age defines us. Simple. That’s how it’s always been, but it’s a belief system that George Lee is setting out to challenge.
With her organisation The Age of No Retirement, George and co-founder Jonathan aim to create a world where our age does not define us, by shattering age barriers and ageist stereotypes to create an inclusive future.
George shares research findings and fascinating insights into ageism and the work she is doing at The Age of No Retirement.
George Lee is a serial entrepreneur. With a background in psychology, George’s first business was a design company, This is Real Art, founded with the aim of making radical change through the power of design and radical creative thinking.
In 2012 she launched Commonland, a studio dedicated to using design-thinking to tackle big social issues. In 2016, George was voted as one of the world’s 50 Creative Leaders by the world’s leading creative and innovation magazine, Creative Review.
Tuesday 30th April 2019 – What long-term investors should consider, with Professor Elroy Dimson
I was delighted to meet Professor Dimson at the Science of Retirement Conference earlier this year as I have had his book ‘The Triumph of the Optimists’ on bookshelf for many years.
Elroy Dimson is Emeritus Professor of Finance at the London Business School. His research focuses on investing for the long term, and he has become well known for their studies of the investment performance since 1900 of financial assets in 23 countries.
Professor Dimson discussed the dilemma for impending and current retirees. Your ideal retirement plan will see you spending your last penny in your last day on this planet. As we don’t know how long we’ll live, we need to plan to leave a bequest.
There may be undesired and unforeseen expenses. Sticking your money in the bank will mean you’ll have lower purchasing power when you spend the money than when you saved it. So, you need to find a better return on your money.
Professor Elroy discusses which investments you could consider and why.
Tuesday 7th May 2019 – Why growing older needn’t mean slowing down, with the Irongran Edwina Brocklesby
At the age of 50, Edwina Brocklesby decided to run her first half marathon. Until that point, she’d done little running, and her exercise regime consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs.
After that event, and following the loss of her husband of thirty years to cancer, she completed a marathon. Now, 76 years old, the past twenty years has seen Eddie take part in marathons, triathlons and Ironman races across the globe and she has accrued many medals and awards.
In her book ‘Irongran‘ Eddie explains how she became the UK’s oldest woman to complete an Iron-distance triathlon and how keeping fit taught her that growing older needn’t mean slowing down.
Eddie helped to found Silverfit in 2013 a small charity promoting lifelong fitness and fun, raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity and social inclusion for the over 50s.