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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 hello@theretirementcafe.co.uk with any comments or questions or get in touch on Twitter @JustinKingCFP.

The Retirement Café Podcast Justin King

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    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

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 hello@theretirementcafe.co.uk with any comments or questions or get in touch on Twitter @JustinKingCFP.

    Celebrating 4 years of The Retirement Café podcast – What makes for a successful retirement

    Celebrating 4 years of The Retirement Café podcast – What makes for a successful retirement

    As the 4 year anniversary of the podcast’s launch was approaching I got to thinking about what I’ve learnt from the dozens of wonderful guests I’ve had the pleasure to chat with, and decided to collate a summary of what - to me - seem to be the things that make for a successful retirement.
    Looking back over the conversations I’ve had there are some clear themes that come up time and again, which I summarise in this episode. I also reference specific episodes where these themes are discussed the most.
    The themes can be split into three groups: purpose, planning and looking after yourself and I talk through them in what feels like a chronological order.
    They are: Redefining retirement, Having a purpose, It’s never too late, The brain and understanding how it ages, Taking control of your health and well-being, The Big D, Planning for a 30-year retirement, Investing, and Navigating the care system & the end of life.

    • 36 min
    How the menopause affects the brain, with Dr Ben Webb

    How the menopause affects the brain, with Dr Ben Webb

    Ben is a neuroscientist, psychology lecturer, speaker and author specialising in how the brain works.
    In fact, he’s spent 20 years researching the brain and has a special interest is how the brain changes during the perimenopause and menopause stages of life.
    Until fairly recently, the menopause has not been discussed widely, but that’s certainly changing, thanks to some high-profile celebrities like Davina McCall campaigning for better education and access to HRT.
    So my conversation with Ben feels quite timely. Ben explains how – contrary to popular belief - the menopause is a neurological process and how the hormonal changes have a tangible effect on a woman’s brain. He also explains why some of the common symptoms occur, the latest thinking on HRT, and why the timing of the menopause seems to be a design fault for women.

    • 23 min
    The Hidden depths of older people, with Laura Page

    The Hidden depths of older people, with Laura Page

    Laura Page is an artist, photographer, photojournalist and socially engaged practitioner. That means she uses art and photography as a way to help people to express themselves, have their own voice and share their views within their community.
    Liverpudlian Laura’s focus is on society and politics, aiming to produce work that leads to positive social change. She has a particular interest in the older age group and has recently completed an important project called ‘Hidden Depths’, funded by winning the Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award.
    Hidden Depths involved Laura photographing and gathering the stories of 31 over-80-year-olds, to show the rich lives many older people live. She wanted to challenge the ageist stereotypes we see too often. Laura saw first-hand how these 80 and 90 year olds were living a third or fourth new lease of life.
    Hidden Depths led to further film projects and Laura’s beautiful, inspiring photos being used in projects such as the Stop Ageing campaign.

    • 24 min
    The 9 Accelerators of Successful Retirement Planning - Staying on Track

    The 9 Accelerators of Successful Retirement Planning - Staying on Track

    This week we return to our series on the 9 Accelerators for a Successful Retirement for the final time – to discuss the really important topic of Staying on Track.
    Scroll down to find links to all previous episodes in this series.
    I spend a lot of time with clients helping them work out what they want their retirement to look like, building a financial plan to support that life, then structuring their assets to be as tax efficient as possible. I also work with them to create a legacy plan, combat IHT, plan how to fund care that might be needed in later life, and implement an investment strategy that will give them the best chance of success.
    But what then?
    To some degree, the most important work starts - helping my clients stay on track for a successful retirement. The plan is in place, but goals move, circumstances change, markets rise and fall (sometimes abruptly), and all the assumptions in our financial plan may have shifted.
    So Staying on Track means reviewing and updating the plans to reflect what’s new. It also means helping clients to be disciplined and stick with their investment strategy, in spite of the market noise and what’s going on around them.

    • 29 min
    Boost your brain health to prevent mental decline & dementia, with Dr Ben Webb

    Boost your brain health to prevent mental decline & dementia, with Dr Ben Webb

    Hello and welcome to this week’s episode, where I am excited to be joined by Dr Ben Webb. Ben is a neuroscientist, psychology lecturer, speaker and author specialising in how the brain works.
    Ben has spent 20 years researching how the brain works – so he knows his stuff - and now shares this knowledge via his podcast and courses to help us deepen our understanding of how the brain ages. His aim is to allow us to take control of our own brain health. And there’s an amazing amount within our control.
    In our conversation Ben shares the 6 pillars of a healthy brain in detail, including some interesting statistics about how the food we eat can reduce our mental decline by up to 30%. It’s similar when it comes to the impact exercise can have, as well as how we manage stress, the critical role of good sleep and how to build up cognitive reserves.
    I’ve chatted with many guests about what we can do physically to stay healthy into later life, but much less about what we can do to keep our brains healthy. This is a really rich conversation with so much insight.

    • 35 min
    How Jack Bogle saved investors trillions, with Eric Balchunas

    How Jack Bogle saved investors trillions, with Eric Balchunas

    Now, as you know, in my day job I help people retire successfully, so a major part of the work that I do is helping people to have a successful retirement experience. To that end I have spent many hours researching and developing an investment philosophy that I believe gives my clients the best chance of achieving their financial goals.
    A few individuals and companies have had a significant influence on my thinking over the years and few more so, perhaps, than Jack Bogle and the investment giant Vanguard.
    So I am delighted to have had the opportunity to chat recently with the author of a new book about the history of Jack Bogle, Eric Balchunas.
    Eric is an author and a Senior ETF Analyst and Funds Product Specialist with Bloomberg, the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight. In our conversation he explains what his role involves and why he became so fascinated with Jack Bogle.
    We chat about Eric’s latest book ‘ The Bogle Effect’, and why Bogle’s radical idea to turn Vanguard into an investment company for the people, by the people has had such a wide-reaching impact not only upon the investor community, but upon other completely unrelated industries.

    • 54 min

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Great Content!

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Relevant and empowering

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.

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