Retire into business

Retire into business

As any small business owner will agree, a new venture takes a lot of time, effort and money. Often, the commitments that come in younger life such as paying a mortgage and providing for a family, put people off starting their own business. Strange as it may sound, retirement might be the perfect time to go it alone. Here are …

Retire into study

Retire into study

While some people see retirement as simply a chance to give up work – others use it as an opportunity to take up something new. MyTime speaks to retired antiques dealer Debbie Kolombos who faced her demons in retirement to follow a lifelong dream. For many years, Debbie – who now lives in Wells, Somerset – worked as an antiques …

The Slow Road to Retirement

The slower road to retirement

Starting retirement doesn’t have to be a short, sharp shock. These days, more and more people are taking a measured approach – winding their work down while gradually increasing their leisure time. Here, MyTime talks to Robin Parker, a Bristol-based entrepreneur about the joys – and challenges – of semi-retirement. Having left a successful career in advertising, Robin moved into …

37 year olds retire at 68

37 year-olds to retire at 68

New pension rules are showing a gradual extension of working lives by increasing the age at which the state pension can be received. This makes more difference for men than for women because from 2020, both men and women’s state pension age will be 66. This will then increase to 67 between 2026 and 2028, and then it will be …