What is Retirement Singularity?

Here’s the deal:

– Advances in technology and medical sciences will create massive changes in our culture. The Singularity is when the speed of change switches into ‘warp drive’. (you ain’t seen nothin’ yet)
– Average lifespans will go over 100 years – and eventually much longer.
– These changes are unfolding in an accelerating, exponential manner. We humans have a built-in tendency to think and plan linearly. These changes are HARD TO SEE coming.
– Current Retirement Planning is an example of linear thinking. We need to rethink this area big-time.
– Learn to surf the waves of change instead of getting swamped!
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Author: Michael Nuschke, Retirement Futurist


I’ve been in the financial advice business for over 30 years. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal, I gathered various letters such as  CFP, RFP, CIM, FCSI.  My career took me from stock broker, to “fee-only” financial planner to financial planning advisor.

 I specialize in retirement income planning – how to ensure you don’t run out of money before you run out of life. This gets tricky if you live well past age 100 in good health! As a Retirement Futurist, I am here to help you understand what your future will be like and make the best of it both financially and lifestyle wise.

For over 30 years, I have also have trained in martial arts (Aikido – 3rd dan) and buddhist meditation (certified meditation instructor).  This training  has helped me understand why people have a hard time thinking clearly about the approaching dramatic changes in science, longevity, sometimes called “the Singularity”.

I’ve had a passion in following the advances of science since my college years studying experimental psychology (poor rats!).  I am happy to share this passion and hope you will find some useful information and insights to help you in your life!

Michael Nuschke


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    • Iain from Smart Dividend Growth on July 10, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Thanks for the site. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

    1. Hi Iain:

      Thanks for the comment.
      Dividends as a source of sustainable and increasing income figure highly in my thinking re dealing with retirement income planning at RetirementSingularity.com So I think our 2 interests have much in common!

    • Yvonne on October 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    You have opened not only my eyes but my heart in taking more responsibility as a professional to keep learning about these new advances in science, health and things related to the being in tune with what is happening on thisplanet and beyond. As a coach, I love my work and now I can add more value just by being open to and sharing the information I come across with the intent to serve my clients and their families and businesses. The creative genius in all of us will need nurturing, as will the alignment with one’s ability to manage their financial resources, in order to be well in this Age of Singularity.

    1. Thanks Yvonne!
      Being open to these ideas is, I agree, very important.
      Is attempting to get a perspective on the implications of these exponentially accelerating changes, we battle with ‘selective ignorance’, linear thinking, fear, and preconceptions about aging/ old age that present real challenges to being open.
      I attribute a longtime meditation discipline to helping me with this, but even so, I find it continually challenging to apply “accurate” thinking. I think we are ‘wired’ in a way that makes it easy to hold onto conventional thinking.
      Would be interesting to hear how you start incorporating these ideas into what you do.

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