Navigating Living Longer

Category Archives: Managing Money

Sometimes it all happens together…

Eighteen months after his coaching one of my early clients contacted me to say that some of his old anxieties and concerns were returning. We met and reviewed his plans and the answer was clear – most of the priority goal he had set for himself were either achieved or about to be! We went […]

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Frail old age

The EML definition of Frail Old Age is less scientific then some… Frail Old Age begins when ‘whatever is going to get you in the end’ emerges. Over the last 50 years human life expectancy has increased by 50% yet that final stage – the run up to the end – remains between 1 to […]

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Taking the long view…

One client recently visited by someone from the strategic planning team who was trying to look beyond the many immediate challenges and determine where they should be in 20 – 30 years. I was delighted, 25 years ago the inspirational leader of the financial services organisation I worked with did the same thing and the […]

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Looking beyond the immediate pain….

Like many others I’m quietly horrified at the fourfold increase in my energy costs and pondering what I can do. Our wood burner, which until now has been for occasional use, may well be pressed into regular service as a major source of heat, particularly during cold snaps. I may also open up an old […]

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The spice of life…

At EML we research the impact of everyone living longer. The changes identified are are every bit as profound as the digital revolution we are living through and just as far reaching. While the lottery of life remains – and not everyone will experience those extra years – the impact on them is just as […]

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Time out

Having recently tested positive for Covid I’m starting of a period of self imposed ‘time out’. I only tested positive yesterday, and so far I am one of the lucky ones with only minor cold like symptoms which have not stopped me working. As a result I am catching up with the outstanding email traffic […]

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What did you do with all that money?

A big part of making the transition from your first career to the next is taking charge. First careers are characterised by families and debt. Most people work for a pay cheque and time is at a premium – ‘so much to do’ if only there was the time and money. At the next stage […]

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One final misery….

My interest in longevity was peeked by a friend, a Chartered Surveyor who looked after large Scottish Estates. He shared a completely different way of thinking about life -where ‘family’ was more important than the individual and every member was ‘expected’ to do what they could for the common good. The Chinese express the same […]

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School report

I’ve just taken on the role of executor which involves dealing with the administration teams of some of this countries leading financial institutions. Experiences to date has been mixed, ranging from the absolutely dreadful to the simply brilliant – all within a single brand! ‘Seeing’ the actual death certificate use to be the norm and […]

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