Hitting the gym in your second life – using it, not losing it

Meet the silver gym bunnies. They’re time-rich, toned-up, and fitter at 60+ than they ever were at 16… As the Stilton and mince pies take root around our post-Christmas middles, let’s remember the sight of Debbie McGee’s fab-u-lous, 59-year-old legs...

Retirement planning woes

A fair, secure and fulfilling retirement is something that everyone deserves but that doesn’t mean that everyone gets that. At The Tonic we’re passionate about the issues that people in their 50s and 60s are facing as are our sponsor...

A university of life where mature students learn… from each other

Ever considered going back to school? It might sound crazy, but a trip back to the classroom could be the next best way to spend your retirement… Maybe you feel like you finished education years ago and were glad to leave it in the past. Or maybe...

Over 50 with no pension? A look at your options.

Money experts frequently tell us that we should start saving for old age as early as possible. But if you didn’t manage to set up a pension in your twenties or thirties, the good news is that it’s never too late to start putting cash aside to help...

‘We don’t hire people like you’: what happens when you’re out of work and 50-something

It’s all very well starting a brand new career in your fifties if that’s what you wanted to do, but what if you lose your job having been quite happy with it, thank you very much? “When you hit 50, they don’t hire you any more...

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