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Episode 30: Crafting an epic retirement, with Bec Wilson
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Today, we’re thrilled to have a conversation with Bec Wilson, author of “How to Have an Epic Retirement.” With a decade-long tenure as the founder and CEO of Starts at 60, a flagship course on pre- and post-retirement, and a diverse portfolio as a columnist, expert content creator, podcaster, professional speaker, and company director, Bec brings a wealth of experience and insights to the table.
As we stand on the brink of a surge in retirements, with 10 million Aussies poised to enter this transformative stage over the next decade, Bec prompts us to ponder: What does a modern and epic  retirement truly mean?

Key Topics Discussed:

1. Defining an Epic Retirement:
– Exploring the concept of an epic retirement and its implications.
– Addressing essential questions: What does an epic retirement look like, and where does one begin?

2. Time:
– Unpacking the foundational role of time in retirement, encompassing lifespans, healthspans, and their impact on planning.
– Bec’s perspective on how a shift in the perception of time can drive a different approach to life.

3. Money, Cashola:
– Delving into the critical aspects of financial planning for retirement.
– Walking through considerations such as understanding retirement systems, effective budgeting, the role of homes in retirement planning, concessions, contributions, and the power of compound investing.

4. Longevity Science:
– Exploring the science of longevity and its implications for the second half of life.
– Discussing healthy aging practices and preventive health measures.

5. Happiness and Fulfillment:
– Unpacking the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment in retirement.
– Exploring the science of happiness, finding meaning in life, and identifying epic pursuits contributing to a fulfilling retirement.

6. Travel:
– Discussing the significance of travel in retirement.
– Exploring travel destinations, securing better deals, and embracing unique experiences like caravanning journeys.

7. Home –
– Examining the changing needs of homes in modern retirement.
– Differentiating between needs and wants in various housing phases.
– Encouraging early consideration for potential savings and efficient planning.

Conclusion:
As our conversation with Bec Wilson concludes, it’s evident that the modern retirement landscape offers myriad opportunities for a fulfilling and purpose-driven second act. From embracing longevity to mastering financial strategies, prioritising health, seeking happiness, exploring the world, and reimagining our homes—each element contributes to crafting an epic retirement tailored to individual dreams and aspirations. The journey begins with a shift in perspective and proactive planning for the vibrant years ahead.

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CREDITS:

Host and Co-founder: Shelley Craft Producer and

Co-founder: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project

 

 

 

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