Retirement – The first 100 days


There I was working away in a large multinational, travelling the world, giving people the benefit of my 40 plus years of experience and wisdom, next thing I was retired. The first thing I did was take a holiday, which was very enjoyable, free from all the stress of work. When I got back I

Retirement – The first 100 days2020-02-26T09:04:34+00:00

Being a better parent #1


We are the sandwich generation.  On one level we may still have elderly parents to care for, and on another semi-dependent children.  Add grandchildren to that and maybe that makes us triple deckers. As we transition from a busy working life into a busy freestyle format, how do we upskill our parenting/son/daughtering to keep us

Being a better parent #12020-02-14T14:00:16+00:00

Downsizing – is it worth it?


At some point, your house is going to feel too big for you. So should you sell up and move somewhere smaller?  Is it worth it, or is it more trouble than its worth? Freeing up capital is the most vaunted reason to downsize, and giving yourself a tasty bundle of tax free cash.  So

Downsizing – is it worth it?2020-02-14T09:13:21+00:00

Time to cash in your defined benefit pension – yes or no?


For Baby Boomers getting their first job in the 60s or 70s, the key piece of financial advice was "Get a job with a defined benefit pension and stick to it like chewing gum to a shoe" (substitute your own metaphor here).  That was excellent advice, and for those that followed it (and who's pension

Time to cash in your defined benefit pension – yes or no?2020-02-14T09:32:13+00:00

Family Guy


The 60 somethings of this decade are the baby boomers, guilty of becoming the wealthiest demographic cohort ever, and of destroying the planet in doing so.  They are also becoming the longest lived generation so far, which results in many of us having elderly parents, semi-dependant snowflake children, and grandchildren who are as yet blameless.

Family Guy2020-02-13T10:16:56+00:00

Retirement – are you ready?


Starting work is one thing, after school or college most of us just plunged in without too much aforethought.  Finishing it is altogether different, with no set deadline, or one that jumps out at you.  After shuffling off the workspace, what then?  What will I do with my time?  Can I afford it?  Should I

Retirement – are you ready?2020-01-10T09:49:07+00:00

Money and what to do with it


There are only four things you can do with money: earn it, save it, spend it and give it away.  This Infostream aims to build a catalogue of articles on each of those areas, to help you decide how best to manage all of them.  We are not investment advisors, and certainly wouldn't claim to

Money and what to do with it2020-01-10T09:44:47+00:00

Fun Stuff


The time has come to enjoy your free time and, hopefully, the few quid you have managed to squirrel away over the last 40 or 50 years.  So what to do? Project 60 will share travel ideas with you, from when and where should I go to for the best safari with cuddly baby lions

Fun Stuff2020-02-12T17:16:04+00:00

The Hard Stuff


Unfortunately, not all of being in your sixties is fun.  Bad things happen, and hard stuff has to be dealt with.  Of those of us entering our 60's, 6% wont make it to our 70's.  Which means 94% of us now know someone close, or very close, who will die in this time.  Dealing with

The Hard Stuff2020-01-10T09:40:58+00:00

Health & Fitness Stuff


Looking after your health and fitness in you sixties and beyond is not a simple thing.  Every article you ever read tells you to eat smaller quantities of more boring stuff, do lots of physical activity you don't really want to, and drink less, if anything at all.  And by the way, your BMI will

Health & Fitness Stuff2020-02-12T17:18:01+00:00