Entries by Catherine Rickwood

3 ideas for relevance in retirement

If you’ve heard the term “relevance deprivation” you may be older and possibly retired. Alternatively, you may be between jobs or a parent who has become an “empty nester”.  Regardless of your situation, remaining relevant is an individual responsibility.  And it can be challenging. I’ve written before about my dislike of the word ‘retirement’. One of […]

6 benefits of older entrepreneurship

Becoming an entrepreneur in later life is an attractive proposition for many people over 50. In fact terms such as greypreneur, silverpreneur, second-career entreprenuer, and third-age entrepreneur have emerged in response to this increasing trend. According to this article, in 2014 people of retirement age started 7,400 businesses contributing to a total of 118,900 businesses […]

3 reasons why Baby Boomers are ignored

Right now approximately 15% of Australia’s population is over 65. By 2050, the number of people over 65 is forecast to increase to over 20% of the total population. Furthermore, Baby Boomers will be the single largest consumer of products and services in the future according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute released last year (2016). In their […]