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Australian retirement narrative needs an upgrade


In Australian Shareholders Association Equity magazine, March 2024 edition, this article was published.

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Retirement 2.0 film coming soon!


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Testimonials from our clients



Thank you very much for an informative and thought provoking few weeks. The course has enabled me to move from a state of thinking a simple …”Great I can retire in a few years so it’s an easy and stress-free existence until I fall off the perch”… and has made me focus on the fact that my life could be a massive void without a full time job; and I need to have a definite plan to ensure an active and fulfilled life post-full time employment....

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2000 hours

Written by Nick Freedman, Founder of Retire on Purpose. 

Time is a fascinating concept. From a very young age when school begins, our day is orientated around the movement of time. What time does the school bell ring? Where do I need to be when I hear the sound?  What lesson starts after morning recess? 

Then as we grow through teen years, new questions emerge around time. How long 'til I can drive? How many years left until I finish study and start working? 


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80,000 hours


On March 15th 2023, I was invited to share my ideas at Disrupt HR in Sydney. This keynote talk helps HR leaders connect with the risks and issues with letting retirees leave without first handing down their 80,000 hours of experience.    

If you work in HR and want to find out more, email or call Nick to book in a time to talk. [email protected]  +612 8599 9376. 

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Upgrade to Retirement 2.0

Written by Nick Freedman, Founder of Retire on Purpose. 

Retirement 1.0 needs an upgrade

In so many areas of life we hear of transformation, disruption, growth mindset and evolution. It's hard to avoid this call for change in social media, technology upgrades and the news channels. And it's no different with retirement planning. The old model, which we'll call Retirement 1.0, was relatively simple. After your education finishes, you start employment, work hard for 40 years, then one day...

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What if I don't like fishing and golf?

Written by Chris Mackenzie, Semi-Retired CEO and business owner of Kanyu Escape Rooms.

I’ve been lucky. Very lucky.

I was lucky to have been born in 1950 and, therefore, to have enjoyed my teenage years in the ‘60’s - the best time ever to be young and embarking on my adult life. I was lucky to have worked most of my adult life in a business that I loved and enjoyed. And, finally, I have been lucky to have found contentment and fulfilment after I retired. But the luckiest...

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Humans of HR podcast

Retire on Purpose
Humans of HR podcast

by Nick Freedman. 

Humans of HR is a podcast and a social movement focused on the everyday challenges people experience at work. Powered by the team at Leapgen. I was interviewed by David Guazarotto about how to successfully transition from the end of their career into a great retirement, with renewed purpose, as well as finding and recruiting a successor before departing. 

David and I had a fascinating and salient conversation about Retirement 2.0 and how individuals should take a...

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Start planning before you retire.

By Bronwyn Muir, Retired NFP Leader. 

When I first told friends that I was going to retire this year they all asked me the same questions:

  •  What are you going to do?
  •  Do you have a plan? You need a plan Bronwyn.

I knew what I wanted to do, spend more time with Mum, renovate the house, read lots and lots of books, perhaps volunteer somewhere - but that was as far as I had gotten. So, no plan - just a To Do list. I Googled retirement plans and primarily got financial...

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Smart, Stupid and Sixty

By Nigel Marsh, TED speaker and Author.   


I remember on the morning after my 58th birthday I read in the business press that one of the graduate trainees who used to work for me in London was now the firm’s global CEO ,with an impressive office on the top floor of a skyscraper in New York. I on the other hand was unemployed in Sydney, wearing a dressing gown and sitting in our damp under garage store room, about to write a book few people were ever likely to...

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