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[tweetmeme only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5DIn his 2005 address to Stanford graduates, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges them to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks.

Drawing on some of the pivotal moments on his own life, this speech inspires us to do what we love, and to “stay hungry, stay foolish.”

[tweetmeme only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5DThese days it’s becoming increasingly popular to change careers later on in life in the search for something more meaningful and fulfilling.

But mid-life, or even retirement age career changes often take more courage than those in our twenties and thirties. We’re older, we have more at stake, and the grey ceiling can make switching jobs more difficult.

The good news is: for many of us these fears pale in comparison to the opportunity to do something meaningful with the second part of our lives. And with a bit of careful planning: it’s possible to find a career that is both fulfilling and practical.

The following articles are a great place to get started:

  • A 14-step plan by about.com to make your career transition manageable and help you re-envision the second half of your life
  • Four strategies from What’sNext for choosing the direction of your career change, including putting together the right team of supporters and advisers
  • Our earlier post discussing zenployment, or the quest for a new career that is more in line with you goals and values

You may also like to check-out this video by Paul Clitheroe discussing career choices  and the need for careful planning.

Or if you need a helping hand, feel free to come and see us.

[tweetmeme only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5DFor the 48,000 Australians* who go through it each year, divorce can be devastating both emotionally and financially. But the right planning can help.

This article in The Sydney Morning Herald demonstrates how good financial planning can help you navigate your way through separation, settlement and beyond.

*Australian Bureau Statistics, 2007

[tweetmeme only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5DWe all have things we dream of doing ‘one day’. But for many of us saying them out loud, let alone actually doing them, can be terrifying.

In this video US columnist, author and mother two, Kelly Corrigan, dares you to take the first step.

[tweetmeme only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5DWith two million Australians aged seventy and over and that number due to double in twenty years,* more and more people are being forced to make complex financial aged care decisions on behalf of their parents.

This morning Brendan Burwood, managing director of ipac financial care talked to Today‘s Karl Stefanovic about making the right aged care decisions during this emotional time.

Click here to see what he had to say.

*Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Annual Report 2008-2009

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