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Retirement – The first 100 days

By |2020-02-26T09:04:34+00:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Family, Retirement|Tags: , , , |

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

Being a better parent #1

By |2020-02-14T14:00:16+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Downsizing – is it worth it?

By |2020-02-14T09:13:21+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Hard Choices|Tags: , , , |

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

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

By |2020-02-14T09:32:13+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Money|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Family Guy

By |2020-02-13T10:16:56+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Family|Tags: , , |

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.

Retirement – are you ready?

By |2020-01-10T09:49:07+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , |

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

Money and what to do with it

By |2020-01-10T09:44:47+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Money|Tags: , , , , |

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

Fun Stuff

By |2020-02-12T17:16:04+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Fun|Tags: , , , |

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