Extending Your Use-by Date: Why Retirement Age is Only a Number

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Xoum Publishing, 2013 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
While some people may hanker to retire as soon as they can, research shows that millions are likely to continue working into older age, with many planning never to retire. An ageing population represents a valuable pool of wisdom, skills and experience, and with better health and higher levels of education, more people than ever are actively choosing to work longer. In Extending Your Use-By Date, Dr Darryl Dymock examines why continuing to work later in life can be good for your health and your hip pocket. Research has revealed that working beyond the age of 55 keeps you challenged and engaged, and stimulates brain cell growth Many older workers prefer to work part-time, and changes to tax and superannuation laws make a leisurely move to retirement a much better proposition. The shift to a 'knowledge-based' economy away from physically demanding labour is increasing opportunities for experienced and knowledgeable mature workers. Extending Your Use-By Date is a practical 'how to' guide that includes a handy list of ways to ensure you make the most of later-life opportunities. It contains advice on 'encore careers' (career changes), information about becoming a consultant in your existing industry, about buying a business, and about volunteering. It also features dozens of real-life experiences of older workers, tips for mature-age jobseekers from the professionals, and a rundown on the employment sectors predicted to boom in the near future, for those wishing to retrain.

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