May 27 2013

Retirement Age 65 No Longer THE Retirement Age

Is moving retirement age to age 70 the solution for retirement funding shortfalls? As we cope with people living longer and longer, still the acceleration of the rate of change is not appreciated. Moving retirement age to age 70 is an incremental idea couched in outdated assumptions.

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May 17 2013

Exploring Radical Life Extension – David Duncan – When I’m 164

Medical science, enabled by exponentially advancing technolgies, will have dramatically wider reaching capabilities over the decades to come. Because of the speed of the advances and breakthroughs, we will often be caught by surprise by what is possible.

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May 14 2013

Singularity University’s Salim Ismail on the Age of Technological Disruption

Creative Destruction on the way! This 5-minute interview with Salim Ismail is a great run-down of how technology will cause significant disruptions. Important to see this coming so we can be ready to adapt – and perhaps “surf” the changes, Vs. getting swamped. Retirement Singularity focuses on personal and financial implications to help you survive and thrive.

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May 08 2013

Retirement Income Planning Techniques – Just Don’t Kick the Bucket

Creating Your Retirement Income Plan I came across this retirement income video that describes a very similar approach that I take when providing retirement income advice.  Looking at your retirement savings as belonging to different buckets based on different purposes is the main idea. The "bucket approach" is not new, but it is effective in …

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Mar 25 2013

Ray Kurzweil on Radical Life Extension AND Expansion

Ray Kurzweil talks about how advances in technology are leading to radical life extension

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Mar 03 2013

Five Financial Impacts of Retirement Singularity

The coming transformation of our world due to advances in technology will impact your financial life in many ways. Five big ones will be; How much you will need to retire, How your pensions may not be able to be counted on, How most investments will be impacted, How your job or business may change or disappear, and How medical related expenses take on new importance.

How much you would need to “retire”
The safety of your pensions
Stock valuations and your investments
Job / Business viability
How you save for and fund medical expenses

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Jan 25 2013

Anti-aging, Rejuvenation, Indefinite Life Extension?

Anti-aging, rejuvenation, indefinite life extension? An article from IEET reviews how, by staying reasonably healthy over the next 20 years, we will enter a new world of healthy life extension. Regenerative medicines, initially using biotechnology and then the power of nanomedicines, make this fanciful sounding promise, a realistic likelihood! “Nanomedicine will not only allow us …

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Nov 29 2012

Why You Should Be Ready to Fund Experimental Treatments

One of the 6 Steps in the R.E.C.I.P.E. formula I discuss in my Retirement Singularity: End of Retirement FREE Report (coming out very soon) is the idea that we should have money set aside to pay for new medical treatments that are not available in our country and/or covered under medical plans (assuming we have a medical plan!).
One current example of this is stem cell therapy.

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Nov 16 2012

Retirement Planning; Are You Gambling With Your Future?

CBC TV needed a financial planner to provide some comments about a story they were doing on a big lottery jackpot. What was prompting their interest was a recent survey that suggested a large percentage of Canadians were “planning” on either a lottery win or an inheritance as a component in their financial future! For those who have been following the Retirement Singularity blog, you will know that I believe conventional thinking about retirement is missing the HUGE implications that advances in technology will have on our lives.

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Nov 13 2012

Radical Life Extension, Global Economics and Your Retirement

How would radical life extension affect the world economy? Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, explains how the economic benefits would far outweigh any economic turbulence that might arise in a post-aging world. Will you be able to afford these expenses in your retirement?

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