February 2018 – back again! I have updated the blog with some corrections derived from a recent course in family history (look for cherry red text). In July, I wrote about my own transition to retirement and the associated challenges I faced when I left the “me” defined by work to become the new me.… Read More Mortality, legacy and family history – UPDATED
The Impossibility of Downsizing by guest blogger, Cherie Bombell Downsizing. A wretched word. It’s like fitting an acre of wheat into a breadbox; days of grinding down, sifting and getting rid of the chaff yet it will never fit into the breadbox. Diminishing a five-bedroom home into a two-bedroom apartment, if one possesses a soul,… Read More The Impossibility of Downsizing
The role parents and siblings play in helping family members to break the rental trap. What is the rental trap? It is getting increasingly difficult for young people to get into the property market. My sister and her family live in Sydney. They rent their home for $750 per week, or $39,000 per year. The… Read More How to help your kids break through the rental trap
Barb, Psychic Medium – final An amazing story of transition from public servant to psychic medium. Last week, I shared a fascinating story with you about Barb Meynell who, as a mature woman, realised she had gifts that would change her life. She tentatively started doing some readings while maintaining her full time public sector role. She… Read More Barb, Psychic Medium – read the next instalment of this exciting story
Barb, Psychic Medium – part one An amazing story of transition from public servant to psychic medium. Barb and I have known each other for more than 15 years. At one point in her life, she thought she would never retire – partly because of the financial security she needed but also because she had only ever seen herself in… Read More Introducing classic woman Barb, psychic medium
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR STORY OF TRANSITION? Please contact me by signing up to this blog (see boxes below) or via the Classic Women FB page. Introducing classic woman, Lisa and her transition to retirement. Lisa is having fun experimenting with a range of past times. She has many interests, and is open to exploring more. I… Read More Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.
Introducing classic woman Cherie Bombell Thank you for agreeing to chat with me, Cherie. We’ve known each other for many years now. After meeting at work, we became friendly, sharing very similar values and interests. About two years ago you started talking about maybe leaving work, or retirement. What started that thinking in your mind? I… Read More Classic Woman Cherie Bombell speaks to me about retirement
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