The transition into retirement isn't purely a financial event, it's so much more. It's one of those life-changing events that requires you to plan and to adapt. Full of information, tips and guidance, The Retirement Café personal finance Podcast helps you address the challenges and opportunities that arise so you can live a fulfilling retirement. Your host is Justin King, a Chartered Financial Planner and Accredited Later Life Adviser. Contact Justin at email@example.com with any comments or questions or get in touch on Twitter @JustinKingCFP.
ESG Investing with Vanguard’s Mark Fitzgerald
Mark Fitzgerald works for Vanguard, an investor-owned, leading asset management company. He is Head of Product Specialism in the ETF Stream. He joins me to talk about ESG investing.
ESG which stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, but Mark explains what each of these terms really means. He also outlines where the selection of ESG or other funds fits within the broader investing process.
Living into the fullness of life, with Katrina Moss
Katrina Moss is one of those people who has had a really varied career both working for other people and for herself. She created four businesses of her own over the years in completely different sectors, so has shown her tremendous adaptability.
Friend and client Katrina shares the story of her life with a focus on the last decade, which was far from a gentle transition into semi-retirement.
Have auto enrolment and pension freedoms been a success? with Sir Steve Webb
In this second episode, Steve Webb and I discuss some of the major pension reforms he oversaw during his time with the DWP, including:
- the success story that is auto enrolment
- what’s worked about pension freedoms legislation introduced in 2015
Steve also shares the changes around pension legislation he would love to see coming next and what his retirement might look like in a few years’ time.
Contentious probate: contesting a will, with Victoria Jones
It's a common misconception that you make your will and that's the end of the matter. Sadly, for some families, they find out after they have lost a loved one, that that's not the case and the will can be challenged.
Victoria Jones is Partner in the Disputed Wills, Charity and Dispute Resolution Teams at Lester Aldridge solicitors.
She joins me to explain the 4 main reasons people contest a will and how to deal with a will being contested at a highly emotional time.
Secrets of a successful semi-retirement, with Lindsey Froud
The episodes of regular people telling us about their life in retirement have proven to be very popular. One of our very first episodes – number 4 in fact – of my conversation with clients and friends Nick and Debbie Taylor telling us what makes for a successful retirement for them, continues to be one of our most downloaded episodes.
So today we’re going to hear the story - so far - of another client and friend – Lindsey Froud.
How isolation is driving financial scams, with Professor Keith Brown
I am delighted to welcome Professor Keith Brown back to the podcast.
Keith is a government adviser on mental capacity as well as adult care and safeguarding. To that end Professor Brown sits on the Department of Health Adult Safeguarding Advisory Board and appeared in episode 89 just a few weeks ago to explain more about mental capacity.
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Justin has created a formula for his podcast that offers the perfect mix of practical, insightful and inspirational substance. He takes a topic often approached with a daunting and myopic focus on finances, and turns it into a multi-faceted, encouraging conversation about retirement and aging. He helps us learn what we can do to live our best lives as we grow older.