• 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 …
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  • What’s your next move?

    There are many reasons why people often see retirement as a time to move house. But, whether it’s for a financial reason or a lifestyle choice, such a big step needs careful consideration. Here we look at some of the pros and the cons. The argument for Downsizing can make a lot of sense. For a start, if your kids …
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  • 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 …
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  • The slower road to retirement

    The Slow 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 …
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  • Test 2

    Testing testing
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  • Action!

    MyTime begins
      Great to welcome new members and volunteer organisations to MyTime. Together we can make it a success! The MyTime Team
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  • 37 year-olds to retire at 68

    37 year olds 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 …
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  • MyTime in line with NCVO

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has spoken out about the issues facing the Government. “All of us want to live in communities where we can fulfil our aspirations for ourselves and our families,” they say. “Yet some communities are struggling and people can feel isolated or excluded. These problems have an economic cost – including higher demands on public …
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  • A fourth age for U3A?

    Barbara Lewis (Chairman) of the University of the Third Age has plans for a University of the Fourth Age, for those who are housebound, but still want to learn, which will be available online or by email. ‘We haven’t established it yet, but it’s something we’ve talked a lot about,’ she says
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  • Home from Hospital service reduces readmissions by 50%

    Medical and Care
    The Royal Voluntary Service, is extending its Home from Hospital service by launching at Queen Alexandra hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth, thanks to funding from Legal & General. The service, will see volunteers working alongside hospital staff to prepare older patients for going home and supporting them following their discharge with up to six weeks of regular visits to help them settle …
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