Spirituality

Why “Classic” Women?

Wikipedia defines ‘classic’ (adjective) as: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. Its synonyms are ‘definitive’, ‘authoritative’. As I tiptoe into the shallows of that great big ocean of retirement, I am struck by the confidence and awesomeness of the women I encounter. Please join me as I explore how… Read More Why “Classic” Women?

Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Relationships

Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it

Why is retirement satisfaction ‘a thing’? An increasing number of women are living longer. The increasing number is linked to the post-war Baby Boom (BB)and this longer life is linked with our great health system and a wonderful Australian lifestyle. So more women, living longer means more women are heading for retirement. How will we find retirement satisfaction? Many of… Read More Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it

Finding your new tribe

At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’

Status update: newly retired. The shift away from being defined by work We’re living longer, so it follows that we will spend much more of our adulthood in retirement than a century ago. Many Australian women who are now contemplating retirement have worked continuously for many years. It is common to be asked, ‘and what do you do,… Read More At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’

Economics of leaving the paid job

Overspending VS underliving

OVERSPENDING VS UNDERLIVING In February this year, Investors’ Group commented on the concerns some modern women have about being able to afford retirement. They suggest there is a tension in balancing available funds with desired activities and coin the phrase, overspending vs underliving, where ‘fear of running out of money makes you ultra-conservative, [so] you may pass… Read More Overspending VS underliving