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How to age joyfully

How to age joyfully

Maggy Pigott CBE enjoyed a distinguished 37-year career in the legal profession before retiring. She chatted to me about her transition into retirement and how it’s become a fulfilling time for her. You can listen to our full interview on The Retirement Café podcast....
The race of his life – Mark’s story

The race of his life – Mark’s story

Last Friday evening, I braved the rail strike to say ‘Bon Voyage’ to one of our clients Mark Burkes. ‘Burkes’ and I have a long history and he is, I’m proud to say, one of my oldest friends. Many moons ago when I was a professional sailor we...
Super-Vet Anne shares her Triathlon story

Super-Vet Anne shares her Triathlon story

My Super Vet story   I have always been a bit of a fitness fanatic and back in my forties I had a go at a couple of pool-based “Tri-a-Tri” Triathlons. Then in 2007 my husband, daughter Kathy and I all entered the Roade Sprint Triathlon. Kathy and I won our age...
We’re all individuals in death, as we are in life

We’re all individuals in death, as we are in life

Funeral planning has evolved over the years, as Simon Head of Head and Wheble explains. Simon and his family firm of funeral directors have been helping families plan funerals since 1926. He shares his experience and tips for planning the funeral your loved one would...
Don’t fade away in retirement, thrive!

Don’t fade away in retirement, thrive!

I recently interviewed journalist and author, Celia Dodd on The Retirement Café Podcast, about her most recent book, ‘Not Fade Away: How to thrive in retirement’ (named after her favourite Rolling Stones song, Not Fade Away.) She explained that the book is a...
Getting great joy from charitable giving

Getting great joy from charitable giving

Charitable giving should bring great joy and fulfilment. It should make you feel empowered and excited about the good you can do in the world. Many of us donate to charity, but do we do it intentionally?   Lauren’s journey towards understanding the...