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5 September 2018 By Next-Up

News  Unretirement

Refusing to go quietly. Meet the 'unretirement' pioneer

Silver Magazine is at the beating heart of the 50+ generation. Continuing their series on facing down retirement, they spoke to Victoria Tomlinson, founder of Next-Up, to delve deeper into how second-lifers are refusing to go quietly.

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4 September 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Purpose

Is it time to retire retirement?

Earlier this month, one of our new members sent me a link to a great Radio 4 programme about alternative retirement planning, or rather, “unretirement”.  She thought it was rather amusing – we had just been talking about how she has no plans to retire and wants help to achieve her next ambitions.  And then on the radio driving home, a programme looks at all the issues we had been discussing! 

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28 August 2018 By Guest writer Alison Maitland

Blog  Unretirement

Realising your dreams in ‘unretirement’

When I decided to leave the Financial Times after 20 years, an older friend asked: ‘So you’re retiring then?’ I was in my early 50s and the question shocked me. Retirement? Not likely. I was raring to go.

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21 August 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


Finding new purpose: who wants your skills after retirement?

Retirement. It’s a very odd word. And what does it really mean any more?  Increasingly people expect to stay active and using their skills after working life – but how do you do this and who needs those skills? 

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16 August 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills

We're not retired – but what are we? Unretired? Second Acts? OWLs?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already come to the conclusion that retirement is an outdated concept.

The Economist has a brilliant article looking at what you call this generation.

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10 August 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills  Conference

Getting #ConnectED in un-retirement -retirement planning for those who want to use their skills to make a difference

Victoria from Next-Up would love to share this blog from Lucy Rimmington, founder braveteaching, the Airbnb of teacher training. Lucy is also a confirmed guest speaker at the Next-Up conference in November.

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9 August 2018 By Guest writer Sue Tyrer

Non-Executive Roles

5 new challenges for a non-executive director

Being a non-executive director is no longer a part-time occupation. For those thinking about a non-executive portfolio as a wind-down activity after retirement, they would do well to read the latest Guidance on Board Effectiveness, issued by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in July 2018.

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24 July 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Retirement Income

Retirement income (or unretirement) adds £9 billion to the UK economy

If you’re choosing to continue working, whether driven by retirement income or other factors, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re bang on trend.

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17 July 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills

The best retirement advice? Be open to change

One of the biggest issues that the newly retired people we speak to have is a perceived lack of identity. They spend a lot of time talking about their last job and “former” career. So what’s the best retirement advice for them?

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