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Retirement Lifestyle Planning

Retirement lifestyle planning is so much more than just financial planning.

Retirement should be all about designing next stage of your life the way you want to live it, with purpose, fulfillment and fun.  This means choosing your lifestyle and activities according to your own unique way of thinking and being.
Create the life you’d love
Young at Heart helps you consider ways you can create the life you’d love.  We help you take steps towards living life that suits that unique person called YOU.
Start from YOU
At Young at Heart we look at retirement lifestyle planning differently. We believe that your lifestyle planning should start with YOU. What are your hopes and dreams, your bucket list, your big audacious goals, the things you want to achieve in your lifetime?

Don’t get bogged down in the negativity of what you think you “should” do or what you don’t have. Let’s start from the other end. Consider how you want your life to be then make your plans, based on a combination of your dreams and your circumstances.
Be realistic
Your retirement lifestyle planning must also be realistic. We can help you boost your income through self-employment or employment, using the skills and experience you already have. We can open your eyes to all the possibilities and strategies available to you and help you make that happen.  Importantly, you can do all this  while living the lifestyle you want.

Young at Heart Retirement Planning category focuses on three sections: Designing Your Retirement, VolunteeringPeople’s Stories.

Articles

  • Employment during retirement 2022 March 31, 2022
    Look for job openings at local businesses: Many local businesses are always looking for employees, and they may be willing to consider hiring seniors. Consider working part-time: Many seniors prefer to work part-time, and there are many part-time job opportunities available. Use online job search websites: There are many websites that can help you find job openings, ...
  • Financial planning October 23, 2020
    What is a financial plan? A financial plan mainly reflects the current financial situation of a person, the person’s monetary goals, and the necessary steps to be undertaken to achieve those set goals. A financial plan may be personally formulated or with the aid of a board-certified financial planner.  What are the steps involved in financial planning?  First ...
  • Time for us to retire Retirement August 17, 2020
    Become a trendsetter and form part of the growing movement of unofficial semi-retirees who balance the golf course, crosswords, trips away and long lunches with bosses, team meetings, presentations and spreadsheets.
  • Live life to the full and do the things you love to do – Video July 14, 2020
    Lee and Paul O’Connor are adventurous travellers who have written a book titled “We Did It Our Way”. In this book they tell wonderful stories of travel adventures – one year on motorcycles, travelling 80,000km through 40 countries.
  • SES Volunteer and Masters Powerlifting Champion – Always Open To Opportunities June 29, 2020
    This powerlifting champion has changed direction when opportunities arose and as a result has been an actor, business owner, volunteer and in 2021 will represent Australia in the World Master’s powerlifting championship.
  • Challenging Traditional Retirement June 15, 2020
    With the trend of people living longer many people worldwide are challenging the paradigm of a traditional retirement. An increasing number of baby boomers are questioning the retirement goal of leaving work at 65 for a life of leisure.
  • A Story Of Resilience: How To Overcome Bankruptcy, Obesity and Prescribed Medication – Video June 15, 2020
    When something shattering happens in your life you have two choices: give up or be resilient.  Roxie Bennett chose resilience. She lost 20 kg in 12 weeks, overcame her use of prescription medicines and re-established her life after bankruptcy. Now she shares this with clients as a life coach and author of a new book ...
  • Be Inspired To Create Online Income For Retirement June 6, 2020
    Chris and Susan Beesley knew very little about online business in 2005.  They decided it was time to boost their retirement nest-egg and have created an amazing online business.
  • Photographic Memories: Your Family Legacy May 31, 2020
    Geoff and Di East were enjoying a trip of a lifetime and creating photographic memories of their travels when they started to question their own busy lives at home. They loved the freedom of cruising, exploring the islands and the unique culture of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. It was during this sailing adventure that they ...
  • Ordinary country women living extraordinary country lives May 26, 2020
    Robin McConchie, retired ABC journalist, tells wonderful stories of country women through her interviews.
  • Books Change Lives – Yours Can Too! May 21, 2020
    Have you ever felt the desire to write a book but had no idea where to start?  In this interview Bev Ryan shares with us her path to being a Book Coach, guiding non-fiction authors from vague ideas to published book. https://youtu.be/zyjiSz9zPN0 Mid-life career crisis Like many of us, Bev Ryan had a mid-life career crisis.  She’d started ...
  • The Value of Experience vs Ageism May 12, 2020
    In this video Catherine Palin-Brinkworth reflects on the value of her experience through success, serious set-backs, and ageism.
  • Deciding When To Retire February 12, 2020
    I enjoy my business and my blogging, but as the result of a recent health scare I found myself seriously deciding when to retire. This surprised me as I had planned to work for several more years and I enjoy being involved in my business. I did not expect illness to stop me in my ...
  • What Are Your Next Steps Going To Be? October 31, 2019
    I’m often asked “Are you still working?”.  Well, yes I am….but the next question usually involves what I do, and sometimes explaining that is complicated. What does the word “retirement” mean to you? You see, what I say and what people HEAR are often two different messages, depending on their own preconceived notions of “work” and “retirement”. If ...
  • Do I have enough money to retire? October 14, 2019
    “Do I have enough money to retire?” is a question that is asked many times every day by people who are approaching or have reached retirement age. This generation known as baby boomers has always charted an original course. While baby boomers have grown to become leaders of industry, published scientists and scholars, brilliant artists, musicians ...
  • What Your Financial Planner Didn’t Tell You About Retirement Planning October 9, 2019
    Your retirement planning and financial planners are closely linked in most people’s minds. Everyone knows that it’s important to structure your finances properly for retirement. If you choose a good Financial Planner they will manage that very well. They have the knowledge and expertise to suggest investment strategies as well as safe havens for your ...
  • Make It Happen – Create Your Retirement Income September 15, 2019
    Are you ready to make it happen? It’s time to create your retirement income. Throughout your life you’ve heard this so many times before: It will take time. This phrase may be used as an excuse when something is not working. It may seem like an excuse to explain why you may not achieve instant success. ...
  • How Baby Boomers Can Create Extra Retirement Income September 14, 2019
    Do you feel like you might need to create extra retirement income? Are you hurtling towards retirement age only to realise that your retirement income is going to be less than you need to live a comfortable retirement lifestyle? Would you like to generate additional income but you really do not want to have a ...
  • Decision Time: Planning Your Retirement Life September 13, 2019
    If you have been doing some Retirement life planning already you may have recognised elements of the lifestyle you want in your next stage of life and also have some understanding of the many ways you can make money without working in a traditional job. You probably aren’t yet ready to make a decision with confidence, ...
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: A Big Retirement Transition September 11, 2019
    In this new stage of your life you can make an exciting retirement transition from being what you’ve always been to creating an interesting, exciting and profitable new life as an entrepreneur. You can generate your own wealth, and the steps to achieve your goal are simple and easy to follow. The world of business today It ...
  • What is Your Definition of Retirement? September 10, 2019
    For many people that earlier definition of retirement, and the dreams that went with it, have been blown out of the water. Does your definition of retirement suit the current realities of your life?
  • Face Your Future: What Are Your Retirement Options? September 9, 2019
    With every passing day we are closer to a new stage of our life. And the first step in that new stage is considering your retirement options of how you want to live your life – a life in which you are in control and which allows you to have a lifestyle that is just ...
  • Preparing for Retirement September 4, 2019
    Many of the baby boomer generation are now preparing for retirement. This generation have seriously impacted society at every stage of their lives just through sheer numbers. This has resulted in dynamic worldwide changes in nearly all aspects of life. With a lifetime of great music and trendsetting behind them, these millions of baby boomers ...
  • Tips for Creating A Successful Home Business September 3, 2019
    A large percentage of Baby Boomers reach retirement age feeling inadequately prepared for retirement financially. Even those with good retirement savings may feel they need to generate funds in order to be able to maintain their standard of living. Many more simply wish to continue working, even if it is part-time. The idea of starting ...
  • Live Full, Die Empty: Do You Need To Change Your Life? August 24, 2019
    “Live Full, Die Empty” (Les Brown) Will you have any regrets on your deathbed?  It’s a morbid topic, we know, but . . . it can help form our decisions on how we live our lives right now! The Top Five Regrets of the Dying Republished on BoomersNextStep with the express permission of the authors, Greg and Fiona ...
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