187: My Care Hub: Revolutionising Support for Unpaid Carers
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2M ago
Watch my conversation with Jacqueline on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe I’m delighted to welcome back Jacqueline Berry, a regular guest celebrated for her passion for making the UK's care system easier to navigate. Jacqueline is the founding director of My Care Consultant, a market-leader in helping people navigate the care system, and she is a fountain of knowledge in all things care related. in episode 40 she explained the fundamentals of the UK care system and returned in episode 154 to share tips on how to apply successfully for NHS Continuing H ..read more
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186: Thinking your way to chronic health, with Professor Ellen Langer
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5M ago
Watch my conversation with Ellen on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe This episode will blow your mind! Do you believe you can heal faster just by tricking your brain? Could you lose weight with only a change of mindset? Could you think yourself into being younger? Can the power of your thoughts defy ageing? In short, have you ever wondered if you could improve your health by harnessing the power of your mind? When it comes to our health, too many of us feel trapped by a medical diagnosis, believing that it can only mean a static or worsening condition. Whe ..read more
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184: Pete Matthew fires the questions: Introducing ‘The Retirement Café Handbook’
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9M ago
Watch my conversation with Pete on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe Get ready for a format twist this week on the podcast as I switch roles from host to guest. I'm absolutely thrilled to introduce none other than the incredible Pete Matthew, a dear friend and fellow Chartered Financial Planner, who's taking the reins as my guest host. Now, if the world of personal finance sets your heart racing, then Pete Matthew needs no introduction. He's the mastermind behind the ground-breaking Meaningful Money podcast, a powerhouse with over 500 episodes under its bel ..read more
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183: A taster of ‘The Retirement Café Handbook’, with TED Global legend Rory Sutherland
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9M ago
Watch my conversation with Rory on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe The wait is finally over! My much-anticipated book, The Retirement Café Handbook - Nine Accelerators for a Successful Retirement, is now available to pre-order on Amazon! To explore some of the key themes I am bringing back to the podcast a true maestro of understanding human behaviour and the mind-bending world of advertising - none other than Rory Sutherland, the ingenious UK Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, a global advertising powerhouse that needs no introduction. Hold onto your headphones, b ..read more
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182: What’s so fascinating about getting old?
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10M ago
Watch my conversation with Martin on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe In this week’s podcast, Dr Martin Hyde is making getting old sexy. He explains how the study of ageing, known as gerontology, is a huge and exciting area in which to work because almost everything we can think about is impacted by our own personal experience of ageing.  He looks at the impact of how populations themselves are ageing, and the challenges and opportunities this presents for individuals, organisations and society in general. There is a lot to consider. I chat to Martin ..read more
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181: Is resilience the key to a happier retirement?
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10M ago
Watch my conversation with James on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe From the rugby pitch to the battlefield, from breaking Guinness World Records to coaching Paralympic athletes, James Elliott is a psychotherapist and resilience coach who is on a mission to empower minds.  In my conversation with James we chat about the wealth of knowledge and experience that James has accumulated over the years and how his book “Think Yourself Resilient: Harness your emotions. Build confidence. Transform your life” can unravel the secrets behind mental resilience an ..read more
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180: My 10 must-read books for the summer
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11M ago
Watch my conversation with Kathy on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe Reading is a huge passion of mine as I am really interested in the insight of others. I love to learn about people’s stories and their lives.  I’m driven to read due to a fascination of people’s journeys. In this episode I am sharing with you my must reads for this summer. In my view these books are interesting, insightful and provide much food for thought – I hope you will agree! I have also suggested some YouTube videos and podcasts, both are a valuable resource to me and provide a ..read more
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179: Pension income options – annuity versus drawdown
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11M ago
Watch my conversation with Billy on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe As a highly regarded financial adviser and an industry expert with over 30 years’ experience, Billy Burrows first joined me in 2019 to chat about all things to do with annuities.   Since we last spoke the annuity landscape has changed significantly and has become harder to beat as a solution for pension income.  So, I welcome Billy back to talk about the pros and cons of buying an annuity versus entering pension drawdown to help you decide the best way to provide an income ..read more
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178: Tax & Estate Planning and Your Retirement, with Kurt Lee
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1y ago
Watch my conversation with Kurt on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe This is an information-packed episode! Kurt is a Partner at Lester Aldridge solicitors based in their Bournemouth office and heads up the Tax, Trusts, Wills and Probate team. Kurt was my first ever podcast guest at the Retirement Café back in 2018 and this is his third appearance. Today we are exploring tax and estate planning and how you can plan ahead in your retirement. In our conversation we chat about the challenge presented by delays at various Government departments and the steps yo ..read more
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177: Why an early dementia diagnosis matters, with Dr Ben Hicks
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1y ago
Watch my conversation with Ben on YouTube or listen on the podcast player below    Subscribe Chatting to me today is Dr Ben Hicks, Research Fellow at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I first met Ben 5 years ago when he joined me on the panel of one of our first Retirement Café events.  Back then he was working hard to change the perception that dementia is no longer a death sentence in his role as psychologist and researcher with Bournemouth University Dementia Institute. Ben is still working in the field of dementia as co-ordinator of the DETERMIND research programme ..read more
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