In today’s episode, I interview Megan Giles, a Retirement Transition Consultant who works with women and men who are looking at retirement and grappling with the question of “What should I be doing with my time ?”and “Is retirement really what I want?” Megan helps her clients to successfully transition to retirement.
In this episode we discuss:
• The big differences between men and women contemplating retirement
• The generational and cultural changes that are impacting how Baby Boomer women face retirement
• What are the motivations that prompt women to start businesses after retirement
• Megan’s tips for women looking to start a business in retirement
Quote: The Baby Boomers have always been the ones to break the rules and to challenge the social norms. I think, why should that be any difference in retirement? Why do they need to retire in the traditional sense of the word, which is kind of kicking back and taking it easy if they’re excited to be doing something else?”- Megan Giles
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