Gender and Carving Out a New Life after Leaving Your Career

I met with a friend last week who is a successful business woman and teaches at the college part-time just because she enjoys it. As this friend is now seventy, I asked her if she was planning on slowing down – maybe selling her business or traveling more. She answered, “Well, what would I do for the next 30 years? Maybe I’ll sell the business when I reach eighty-five”. Because friend takes very good care of herself, I can easily imagine that she will reach 100. In general, women will outlive men by at least a couple of years. The…

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Limit Dangerous Falls, Increase Balance

Picture yourself in 15 to 20 years from now. Are you enjoying life to the fullest? Are you still able to climb stairs and get off the floor without assistance? Can you catch your balance without falling? Now picture yourself in 15 to 20 years. Imagine yourself having difficulty getting up from a chair without having to steady yourself. Imagine you lose your balance and fall on the floor. You discover that you can’t get up. Instead, all you can do is yell, “Help, help, I’ve fallen.” But because you didn’t want to wear that big, beige medallion around your…

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Gender and Retirement

 Gender and Carving Out a New Life after Leaving Your Career (February 8, 2019)I met with a friend last week who is a successful business woman and teaches at the college part-time just because she enjoys it. As this friend is now seventy, I asked her if she was planning on slowing down – maybe selling her business or traveling more. She answered, “Well, what would I do for the next 30 years? Maybe I’ll sell the business when I reach eighty-five”. Because friend takes very good care of herself, I can easily imagine that she will reach 100.In general,…

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