Navigating Retirement in an Age of Uncertainty

This article is written by Career Money Life Certified Supplier, Sophie Gelski, Retirement Coach and Director of Navigating Retirement. You can view the original article here.

‘May you live in interesting times’ a Chinese proverb proclaims.

We are indeed witnessing seismic shifts—especially in the field of technology— that are reshaping society before our eyes. Privately however, I and I am assuming quite a few of us from the baby boomer generation, hanker for those golden days when society tailored our life-paths and guided us down well-established paths of adult life.

No longer! Today, each of us must design his/her own path. Lifetime employment and structured jobs are things of the past.

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Bashinsky weighs in on freelance marketplaces

This article is originally published in the HRD magazine.

The Australian workforce is shifting. Freelance marketplaces or open talent networks (OTN) present a brilliant opportunity for workers to have more enjoyment and autonomy in their career, whilst also empowering businesses to increase efficiency.

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If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single

This article is written by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. You can view the original article here.

I was at a dinner with eight highly successful professional women recently, ranging in age from 35 to 74. Their stories were typical of research I have been conducting on dual-career couples.

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Dry retching every Monday: Australia’s most traumatic jobs

This article is written by Emma Reynolds and is originally published in News.com.au.

THE day Peter Kirwan sat his children down and admitted he wasn’t doing a good job as a parent was the hardest of his life.

The Sydney firefighter’s decline was a slow one, which he traces back to the day he was injured in a fire truck collision and damaged his back, leaving him suffering from chronic pain.

“Here I was, a 36-year-old male firefighter who suddenly had his whole future turned upside down. It wasn’t the way I had intended my future to be.

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