The Retirement Wisdom Podcast

Retire Smarter

37:23 2022-05-23
What's cluttering your life? If you're thinking about moving, downsizing, aging in place, or simply better organizing your life, decluttering can seem like an overwhelming task. Matt Paxton has developed a step-by-step process to get it done - and deal wi...
35:10 2022-05-19
  Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise - and it offers many other benefits beyond physical fitness. But how do you develop a regular habit of walking that works for you and keeps it interesting? Our guest knows how. He's found ways to ...
31:28 2022-05-16
Does your retirement planning include how you think? Positive views and negative views on aging matter. Yale professor Dr. Becca Levy’s ground-breaking research shows how age beliefs can benefit the aging process, including the extension of life expecta...
25:06 2022-05-09
How can science help you develop and maintain strong relationships? Eric Barker shares counterintuitive insights he's gleaned from the research that can help you build better friendships and get closer to others. Eric Barker joins us from Los Angeles. _...
18:14 2022-05-02
Why wait until the end of the year to recap the best episodes of this retirement podcast? In 2022, it'll be quarterly. I know you're busy and can't catch all the conversations. But you won't want to miss any of these. A lot of ground was covered in the f...
36:21 2022-04-28
What did you once love to do that you put aside as you advanced your career? Is retirement a second chance to pursue those dreams? Your interests and your talents may be different from my guest today, but his story may inspire you to reconnect with your e...
33:49 2022-04-25
If you're still working, you may be pondering a few questions. Should I work longer? Can working remotely help me retire later? Should I create a second act career? If you're retired, you may also be contemplating a few questions. Should I unretire and ju...
36:43 2022-04-21
What if there was an approach to behavior change on exercise and healthy eating that fit the realities of day-to-day life? Good intentions and a sound plan don't always stand up to the inevitable changes that pop up and get in your way. Sustainable-behavi...
25:53 2022-04-18
Planning for retirement is essential. But what if your retirement planning is upended by events beyond your control? Imagine if one day you lost your job as an executive after almost thirty years at a multibillion-dollar company. How would you react? When...
33:16 2022-04-11
The number of adults who live alone is growing. Even those who have children cannot count on their help. The number of older adults who live within 10 miles of a relative has fallen significantly. When my guest Carol Marak was working in technology she re...
23:56 2022-04-04
Have you ever thought about retiring and writing a book? Bill Thompson did just that as a second act career and he's written 22 novels over 11 years and has won numerous awards. But caregiving taught him was was most important in life. __________________...
29:59 2022-03-28
We're quick to notice ageism. But sometimes we harbor ageist assumptions about growing older that we may not be fully aware of. Dr. Tracey Gendron, author of Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It, argues that there's a healthier perspectiv...
33:44 2022-03-24
If you have children and/or grandchildren, how can you help them be smart about financial decisions? And if you're helping them financially, how do you stay on track with your own financial planning for retirement? Our guest today is Bobbi Rebell, CFP, au...
36:13 2022-03-21
It's time to move! Spring is here and its a great time to get more movement in your day-to-day life. Science journalist Caroline Williams shares insights from research on movement and the mind-body connection; why exercise is good, but not enough; and pra...
29:11 2022-03-17
The seeds of a satisfying retirement are planted before it begins. And the disruption of the last two years have underscored the importance of several things that perhaps we took for granted. Our guest today, Dr.Maggie Mulqueen, shares her insights on how...
55:38 2022-03-14
In this third installment of The Retirement Roundtable, previous guests Michelle Pannor Silver (author of Retirement and Its Discontents, Ted Kaufman, and Bruce Hiland (co-authors of Retiring? Your Next Chapter Is about Much More Than Money) return to dis...
38:23 2022-03-07
It's wise to look back before you go forward. William Damon, one of the world’s leading developmental psychologists, shares insights from an unexpected life review sparked by information on the father he never knew. His new book A Round of Golf with My ...
51:41 2022-02-28
What's the bigger picture context for your retirement? Demographics and scientific advancements in longevity are changing the way we live. Demographic futurist Bradley Schurman, author of The Super Age, joins us to talk about what these megatrends mean fo...
33:54 2022-02-21
Are you thinking big enough about your retirement? The traditional one-size-fits-all retirement isn't the right fit for many people today. You can create a version that's best for you. Dr. Grace Lordan, author of Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the ...
36:31 2022-02-14
How are you approaching the second half of life? There are inevitable declines to deal with. But there are gifts that emerge that, if you're attuned to them, can create greater meaning, renewed purpose, and happiness as you retire. Arthur Brooks, Harvard ...
32:21 2022-02-07
Your expectations and beliefs matter. Science journalist David Robson, author of The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Change Your World highlights research showing how negative views on aging impact how someone actually ages, and other ways expect...
31:37 2022-02-03
It's easy to take for granted how much we count on technology. Can you imagine life in the pandemic without it? But what does the future hold for technology that will make life easier for older adults? Keren Etkin, author of The Age Tech Revolution, previ...
48:39 2022-01-31
You leave many things behind when you head off to retirement. But some surprising things tag along, including stress. And there will be new stressors to deal with in your new life. Psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Boardman, author of Everyday Vitality: Turning S...
38:57 2022-01-24
What are your goals and plans for this year - and beyond? Each year offers fresh opportunities for new pursuits, new goals and often big transitions. The fun part is the goal-setting, envisioning your future and how things can unfold. But how do you begin...
31:25 2022-01-20
Planning for retirement is complex and challenging. My guest today, Rodney Brooks, shares his insights on retirement and we discuss his new book Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap: Racism & Discrimination Put Us Here, But This is How We Save Future Generations ...
31:09 2022-01-17
Retirement planning entails a series of important decisions, including lifestyle decisions with long-lasting consequences. My guest today, economist Larry Kotlikoff, discusses his new book, Money Magic: An Economist's Secrets to More Money,Less Risk, and ...
28:42 2022-01-10
So, the noise is dying down on New Year's resolutions. That's good because studies show most New Year's resolutions fail. But you still have the balance of your new year still ahead of you. How can you make it a great one? There are better approaches t...
19:23 2022-01-04
We had the pleasure of talking with many interesting people on our retirement podcast this year. Here are the episodes of our that generated the most positive feedback from listeners: Why Retirement is About Much More Than Money – Ted Kaufman & Bruce ...
37:28 2021-12-20
If you're an astronaut, what can you do for an encore? Nicole Stott, author of Back to Earth: What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It, found her new mission. And it's instructive for all Earthlings, not just a...
27:43 2021-12-16
___________________________ Learn More about the Designing Your New Life in Retirement program here Starts January 20th  __________________________ What will your encore career be? Today we’re comparing notes with a fellow podcaster on what he’s lear...
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