Retirement

The Ageing Workforce

Hannah Cottam | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Hannah Cottam

As the well documented skills gap continues to impact British businesses, many are convinced that the answer to this is to tap into the over-50 workforce.

Work on and Live With Purpose

Jilly Forster | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

The culture we live in today, which evolved around lives half as long, does a pretty good job of supporting people up to 50 and then it stops. As we learn about ageing, the potential for people to age well is greater than ever previously imagined.

Will the Real John Virgo Please Shut Up?

John Lawless | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Sport
John Lawless

I don't like John Virgo because, in my opinion, he is the complete and utter antithesis of what a quality snooker commentator should be all about.

Forget Retirement, Over 55s Are Becoming Entrepreneurs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget relaxing in retirement, a survey has found that a growing number of people over the age of 55 are using their savings pots to become later-life...

Retirement - Dream or Nightmare?

Diana Moran | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Staying active over the years is the first step to helping maintain mobility and independence for all of us. Your wellbeing and fitness will improve your quality of life and could make your later life and eventually your retirement less of a myth and more of a dream!

Don't Blow Your Pension Pot on a Cruise

Katherine Dandy | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Why on earth would you want to cash in your entire pension pot at age 55 when all the statistics point to you living well into your 80s? For many people, the answer is that you would be crazy to do so - you should leave the pot alone to let it grow and be thankful you will have a pension to fall back on when you reach 65.

Age of No Retirement Is Over-Stated: Most of Us Would Rather Spend Time With Family

Wendy Loretto | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Loretto

Having been in work for the majority of their lives, most people valued free-time over work if they had the option in older age. Perhaps unsurprising I admit, but what is interesting is how views on retirement differ between men and women.

Top 10 Countries Worth Retiring To

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When your children are old enough to look after themselves and you no longer have the pressure of a career it can be the perfect time to move abroad. ...

Management Apprenticeships - Stereotypes and Old Misconceptions

Charles Elvin | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

It is National Apprenticeship Week this week (9-13 March) and for the Institute of Leadership & Management, the fate of management apprenticeships is a key topic of conversation due to the limitations on funding.

This Woman Runs A Retirement Home Just For Old Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An English charity is running what they believe to be the only feline retirement home in the world. Lincolnshire Trust For Cats has almost 80 elder...

Crossword Solutions

Jim Sherifi | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

There are thousands of recently retired or soon to retire GPs, mainly doing so before 65 years of age, who, like myself, still enjoy clinical medicine but can't be bothered with all the rest of the guff clogging up primary care.

Meet The Woman Who Lives On A Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The day before Lee Wachtstetter's husband died from cancer in 1997, he had one piece of key advice for her: "Don't stop cruising." And she's certai...

Thierry Henry Is Back In The Premier League - But Not At Arsenal

Huffington Post UK/AP | Toby Gladwin | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport

Legendary Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has announced he's retiring from football to take up a lucrative position as a Sky Sports pundit...

Why Retirement Can be a Tricky Time for Relationships

Penny Mansfield | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

Historically, over 60s have always been far less likely to divorce than the rest of the population. But trends are changing and the first decade of the twentieth century has heralded a rising number of over-60s separating - often after years of marriage.

Pensions - The Only Time You Turn Down Free Money

Katherine Dandy | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Pensions are still regarded as incredibly complicated, scary and boring. We need to dispel the myth that investing in a pension scheme is hard work. For the woman at the party, the advantages of receiving valuable matching contributions from her employer had not got through. She had lost out on 10 years' free money between the ages of 25 to 35.

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Plan Your Life

Georgie Bradley | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Sometimes you just have to resign to your fate. Get your harbouring hippy to go with the flow of the universe and believe me, life will sort itself out. So many have achieved their dreams without planning. You know the phrase, when it rains it pours?

Dancing Because You're Happy Isn't Just For Young Folk, You Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

August is HuffPost UK Lifestyle's Month of Happiness and boy, do the people in this video make us smile. An impressive 60 residents and staff from ...

Exploring Retirement - The Gap Between Dreams and Reality

Beth Britton | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

In the working population, the word retirement generally conjures up wistful thoughts of long lie-ins, lazy days, unlimited opportunities to pursue hobbies and the chance to finally get around to doing all of the things that you've never quite had time for. Is that really the reality of retirement though, and what can my 30-something generation expect in later life?

Rocking on Heaven's Door

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

What is it about rock stars that won't make them quit while they're ahead? ... I mean, just think of some of the more hedonistic behaviour - eating bats (Ozzy Osbourne), the shark episode (Led Zepellin), urinating on the Alamo (Osbourne again) - if any of them behaved like that in a nursing home then they'd be dosed up and diagnosed with senile dementia.

The Age of the Silver Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Whatever the reason, the economic contribution of silver professionals is significant and also necessary, as the average age of the UK and US populations continues to rise- this at least is a fact nobody can deny.

Why Must It Be Left to Players to Call Time? Is the National Set-Up Too Weak

Aaron Gratton | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Steven Gerrard announced his international retirement to a chorus of fans and experts claiming he did the right thing, but why is it left to players to make the call? After captaining England at their most disappointing World Cup, Gerrard has opted to call time on his international career, just as he was expected to do.

DIY Your Way Out of Pension Confusion

Huw Evans | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Huw Evans

Pensions are a major conversation point at the moment, since George Osborne announced dramatic changes in this year's budget. But what exactly is so different from what went before? And why all the fuss?

Retirees Set to Add Structure to Their Pension

Gary Dale | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK
Gary Dale

They say variety is the spice of life and, if that's the case, retirement just got a lot more interesting following the Government's recent changes to...

I'm Retiring 'Retirement', Who Will Join Me?

Jilly Forster | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

The day you get that free pen in the charity mailer, you know it's started. The beginning of the rest of your life. The re-labelling of the individual you thought you were. Now part of the homogenous mass of 'oldies', also known as 'the over 50s'.

Own the Later Life You Want

Sara McKee | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Sara McKee

Ageing is a normal part of life, something that will happen to us all if we're lucky. It really is a gift as it means we have more time to spend with loved ones, more time to pursue our passions or discover new ones, and more time to learn and share our experiences.