Transition to 60

Transition to 60 is different to transition to 50.

Back when I turned 50 I got into travel. I had 3 big holidays, and these were a major change from the standard all inclusive beach holidays to proper adventures. The Christmas before and after my birthday I went on small group back packing holidays with Intrepid to Northern India (Slowly down the Ganges) and Southern India. For my birthday I went on a camping safari in Namibia. These were low cost holidays, they needed to be, to do 3 big holidays in a year and exactly what I wanted. More about experiencing the new than luxury and drinking.
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Turning Points – Madonna at 60

I spoke with a journalist last week and I’ve had good media coverage in Waitrose Weekend. My comments relate to Madonna Turning 60.

We tend to review life at these major birthdays as we transition from one decade to another, and ideally it is a time to look back and see how far we have come, to celebrate our successes and make positive plans for the future.

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State Pension payments – The danger of retirement in your early 60s

Until recently women would receive their state pension at 60, but now many must work till 66 or older.

It’s not great to know you will get 40k of state pension less than you expected. Many women had planned to leave their job at 60 or perhaps a few years older, especially if they could receive their occupational pension, BUT most do not realise that you still need to contribute to your state pension.
If you don’t continue to make these payments you will not get your full state pension.
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Could you be a 50 plus Intern?

Could you be a 50 plus Intern?
Remember the film: The Intern? Robert De Niro played a 70 year old intern. Everyone else who worked for the e-commerce start-up was years younger than him but he fitted in well, sharing his professional expertise and also giving emotional and life support.
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Can you have a second act?

Our 50s can be the time many will rethink their career. With children left home, mortgage paid off and possibly the end of a marriage this is a time when some want to start a second act.
Moving home and looking on my book shelves I have several books on the topic of having a second act.
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