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Linda commented on This Not So Retired Life UPDATE (1-22-17)

Since this challenge focuses on my peer group (age 50-65), I’d like to hear content geared around life stage events we experience during this time – career transition, pre-retirement, empty nesters, being single (or divorced/widowed), physical and emotional changes – and ways we can cope (or how others have done so). I realize this challenge is supposed to be about financial services but I think there are plenty of programs on TV, radio and online that speak to that topic – and too many of them focus on retirement planning and ignore the opportunity to help listeners live their best life in the years before retirement. I’d be more interested in programs on how to manage through these challenges and interviews with people who have done it, supported with downloadable guides on practical steps the listener can take to work through their own personal situation. One example of a weekly podcast I like is An Uncluttered Life though Warren & Betsy Talbot are no longer doing it (episodes are still available online).


Linda commented on This Not So Retired Life UPDATE (1-22-17)

Hi Rachel,
I realize we're near the end of the challenge but I wanted to reach out and tell you that I think this is a great idea! As a 50+ digital nomad (no home base) who lives and works all over the world, I enjoy podcasts and videos that help me learn from others' experiences and keep me motivated. All too often, the content is geared towards a younger audience (millennials) or an older audience (retirees) however not much focuses on the life in-between, particularly age 50-65. Life on the road can get lonely so it's also a nice way to feel connected with a like-minded community and I try to devote 30-45 mins daily to listen and watch. Good luck with your idea and keep up the good work!
Linda Dorman

Hi Kate,
I'm just getting around to really looking at all the ideas so apologies for not reaching out sooner but I wanted to run this past you since you've been involved in connecting dots between ideas. I think there may be an opportunity to link (or combine) my Co-Working Spaces & Services idea with Kim Upright's "Maker Spaces" and Lillian Warner's "Incubator" ideas to create a turnkey program (Collaborate > Fund > Make). I've reached out to both idea authors to see if they're interested in working together as we move forward with the refinement phase and wanted to get your thoughts on this. Thanks!