Retirement

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 27.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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.

Abolish Not Demolish Institutional Care

Sara McKee | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McKee

What we need is fewer rules so staff have more freedom to create the environment and experience that meets the needs of their customer. It's simple really. Give staff space to do their job, provide the training and support to help them master their role, and empower them to make the decisions on the day.

How A Stressful Job Could Keep Your Mind Sharp After Retirement

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stressed at work? That might just be a good thing. According to a new study a demanding job that causes you stress today could benefit you in the futu...

Have the Baby Boomers Become the Silver Splitters?

Sheata Karim | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheata Karim

Those born in the baby boom period after the Second World War are recognised as one of the wealthiest generations in the UK due to comparative high incomes/low house prices. Typically, they have benefited from joint assets, such as property, savings, etc. So, why are so many deciding to divorce after achieving such success in family and wealth?

Never Had It So Good? Think Again

Nick Sanderson | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Nick Sanderson

It has long been a commonly held view that this generation, like the babyboomers before them, have never had it so good, with a higher take home salary and booming property market. However, it appears that the rising cost of living, increasing life expectancy and changes to the pension system have started to have an effect.

Healthy Eating After 50 - What's Involved

Sian Breslin | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Adults 50 years old or more should revert to eating the same amount of calories as 9 -13 year olds and that is 1,600 in my case. I'm supposed to be eating the same as a Tween??!? Nobody told me.

We're Happy Living Off the Fortunes of Our Predecessors But What Legacy Are We Leaving for the Next Generation?

Christine Foyster | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Christine Foyster

While the figures suggest that some people might be surprised by their parents' financial generosity, this comes with a warning: you cannot predict what may happen between now and receiving an inheritance. The earlier you start preparing, the more financially secure your own retirement is likely to be.

Children Of '60s And '70s To Rely On Inherited Wealth

PA | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

The children of the 1960s and 1970s will only be better off than the previous generation when they retire due to inherited wealth, a leading economic ...

Cohabitation and Britain's 'Older Old'

Claire Reid | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Claire Reid

We have seen a number of cases featuring men and women in their seventies, eighties and even older, although that shouldn't be interpreted as meaning that they are remarkably frequent. However, my colleagues and I certainly have to handle more now than we ever have done.

Work Until You're 70, Osborne Tells Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne will confirm in today's Autumn Statement that millions of young people will be forced to work until they're 70 years old, under plans t...

Hands Off My Pension

Richard Lloyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Last week the government announced plans to reform the pensions market, proposing a cap on administration fees for auto-enrolment schemes. But while we strongly support the direction of the government's plans there is an urgent need for better minimum standards for all workplace pensions.

Increased Living Expenses and Longer Life Expectancy Mean Workers Are Reassessing Their Plans for Later Life - But What Does It Mean for Those Already in Retirement?

Christine Foyster | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK
Christine Foyster

Our latest report on global retirement trends, Life After Work?, which surveyed over 16,000 people, found that many retirees in Britain have regrets about their retirement planning. It revealed that almost two-fifths of UK retirees did not prepare adequately or at all for a comfortable retirement, leaving many having to make sacrifices in later life.

Recession Over - Time to Sell Your Business?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Phew, the economy is finally starting to pick up, as is the enthusiasm of business owners to sell up - and what a mess some will make of it. Is the time even right?