Retirement

Abolish Not Demolish Institutional Care

Sara McKee | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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 14.03.2014 | 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?

How Older People Will Change the World

Dr Malcolm Fisk | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Malcolm Fisk

Older people are going to be the most influential force of change in our society for many years to come. Similar to the rise and impact of youth culture in the 1950s and 60s, the changing demographics of the UK will transform the places where we work and live.

Why Volunteering Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Frontier | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Leaving the country to volunteer becomes a chance to turn a difficult situation into a positive; commencing a new, enriching and potentially life changing experience.

As Life Expectancy Increases and Our Ideal Retirement Is Harder to Pay for, Will Britons Ever Retire?

Christine Foyster | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Foyster

Of those who are currently retired in Britain, nearly two-fifths admitted that they had not properly prepared for the retirement they planned. Whilst some Britons are starting to realise the state of their finances before they retire, most are still only realising after they give up work.

Sixty and Me From A to Z - A Manifesto for Women Over 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

Women in their 60's are redefining what it means to be a midlife woman! Forget the stereotypes. If you ask the 32,000 members in our Sixty and Me community, you fill find that they are adventurous, curious, and passionate.

Tough Financial Times Call for Extreme Measures, but How Does Gender Affect the Way We Cope?

Christine Foyster | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Foyster

Despite the obvious difference of opinion between sexes, one fundamental action is clear. In order cushion against the impact of the unexpected, whether the economic downturn or another 'life event', a new and more robust approach to saving needs to be taken.

Reaching Retirement Massively Boosts Health And Happiness (If We Ever Get There)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The retirement age may have just gone up, but once you actually get to retire, you may find yourself feeling younger and healthier than ever. It may s...

Is Cuenca Ecuador the Next Expat Retirement Mecca?

Daley James Francis | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

One of the rising stars of expat retirement choices is that of Cuenca, Ecuador. South America has become a little too popular as a place to retire, but there are plenty of undiscovered gems to be uncovered, and in South America, Ecuador is the latest.

REVEALED: Best Places To Retire In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If HuffPost UK Lifestyle ever reach retirement age -- with more than one million workers aged over 65, it seems increasingly unlikely -- we'd like to ...

Breaking the Silence: Secrets of Women Over 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

Today, women over 60 are defining and creating a whole new category of bold and fearless individuals with style, energy and ability! Many younger people might be surprised at the reality of life for women over 60 and the depth of their desire to be heard, respected and visible.

Sex, Sciatica And My Don Draper Moment

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I often think I could have been (could be?) Don Draper - obviously - and always want to endure the train commute in and out of town dressed in an immaculate Mad Men outfit. And one day, most importantly, I'll add the stiff-brimmed Fedora. That's the important bit.

Ripped-Off Investment Britain

Gina Miller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Miller

Imaging sitting with friends on a relaxed night out and asking if any of them want to keep working until they're 70: there will be a purveying glumness and descent into depression at the thought. However, this is the reality facing many people today in the UK, with statistics showing that less than half the population (48%) are actively saving for retirement.

Acting Now to Ensure a Liveable Pension Tomorrow

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Pensions are a great way of providing older people with a minimum income, but their future is far from certain. Most state pensions in Europe tend to be funded through contributions by today's workers.

One In Seven Will Retire In Poverty

PA | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

One in seven people planning to retire this year has no private pension to fall back on and many will be forced to get by in poverty, an insurer has w...