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Is the Grey Revolution a Surging Problem or an Opportunity?

Is the Grey Revolution a Surging Problem or an Opportunity?

The Grey Revolution is a two-pronged revolution. From the 19th century onwards our longevity doubled. At the same time, fewer and fewer children are born. The graying and greening of society coincide.

Employers prefer young people because they seem to be cheaper. In the queue for the supermarket checkout, it is ‘always’ those oldies who cause delays. Prejudice is easy and abundantly present.

Like most revolutions, this ‘grey’ one has a tremendous impact on societies. Despite popular views, these impacts are predominantly positive. This needs some explaining.

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Do I Retire Early or Not? That is the Most Exciting Question

Do I Retire Early or Not? That is the Most Exciting Question

Do I retire early or not? What motives could I possibly have to retire early or to postpone retirement

The answers to these questions are a very personal matter. However, in practice, when we contemplate on them, we will very quickly realize that the answers are not easy to give. This is because so many concerns are at stake.

Money is an issue, of course. Our wellbeing. Our health. Our partner will have some idea. When employed, the employer usually has made proper arrangements. However, in the end, the decision comes down to us.

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Money Management in Retirement, an Unusual Approach

Money Management in Retirement, an Unusual Approach

Is money management in any way related to your life? Or do you consider it something from the past, when you were younger and had a family to keep? I’ll explain why I consider money management to be of all ages. And why money management in retirement is important.

How old are you when you have come to the end of your life? Some people freak out by this question. Others respond that they have never thought about it. Only a few mention a number.

We all have a notion of what we want from life, haven’t we? We want to grow old and we want to be healthy. And as soon as you put a number on it, you can calculate whether you have enough money to get there.

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20 Simple Ideas on How to Make Money after Retirement

Ideas on how to make money after retirement

A newspaper article about COVID-19 and the stock exchange made me again realize how vulnerable our financial system is. As soon as stock exchanges are going down, there is talk about freezing the pensions. This year (2020) I finally receive a state pension, but these rumors always make me wonder for how long. 

It’s better not to wait until the unforeseen happens. I want to make sure I have a back-up plan on how to make money after retirement! The ideas I share with you are partly things I am doing or have been doing myself. And partly I got that information from friends and from searching the internet.

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