Thanks to advances in medicine and health, most of us are just at half-life when we reach our mid-40s, with many potentially productive years ahead. But there’s no road map to prepare us for this period. That’s where 45 Forward comes in.
My show provides you with strategies to shift the traditional waiting-for-retirement model to a journey of compelling life chapters. Each show tackles an aspect of health, finance, family and friends, housing, work and personal pursuits as part of an integrated plan. Experts discuss topics like revitalizing relationships, creating mini-retirements, managing the maze of technology, finding your next homestead and caring for aging parents.
The show instills confidence, and hopefully some comfort, amid the stresses permeating today’s society. Fear of the future is not knowing how to prepare for it. 45 Forward does not proffer prefabricated answers, but helps you shape your life amid the daily anxieties of our time.
How to Fight Against Consumer Scams—and Stop Blaming the Victims
Every year, millions of consumers are affected by fraud and scams—especially elderly Americans.
A Trailblazing Basketball Player & Coach Remembers the Early NBA
As a child in the 1940s in Philadelphia, Ray Scott idolized the Harlem Globetrotters, whom he credits with introducing him to professional basketball in an era when it was a predominantly white spectator sport.
Encore: A Simple, 3-Step Plan to Achieving Retirement Fulfillment
Planning for retirement triggers all sorts of thoughts: excitement, hope, expectation—and yes, a dose of anxiety.
The Caregiver’s Toolbox: New Resources for Quality Home Care
Growing up in Concord, Mass., Ryan McEniff went off to college in Rhode Island, where he studied business administration, and then headed west to Colorado to enjoy the sunshine, skiing, and the great outdoors. But in 2011 his plans suddenly changed.
Looking for a Specialist to Help Mom or Dad Secure Medicaid?
As we get older, the odds that any of us will need some type of long-term care grows dramatically.
Lessons from Both Sides of the Teacher’s Desk: The Final Chapter
Today’s episode is the final chapter of a 3-part conversation that I began earlier this summer, focusing on of a terrific book, "What Went Right: Lessons from Both Sides of the Teacher’s Desk," by co-authors Roberta Israeloff and George McDermott.