In an ageing society that is ironically obsessed with youth, we Second Halfers have no intention of fading away. This is our time to shine. We are healthy, vibrant and brimming with as-yet-unfulfilled dreams, hopes and plans. We may be in our forties, fifties, sixties and beyond, but we are fifty years young, not fifty years old.
This portal is designed to help you combat ubiquitous ageism, extend your prime, build resilience, embrace change, define your Part Two and work out how to make it happen – and how to fund it. It will introduce you to the concept of ‘radical acceptance’. It will help you find purpose and contentment. It discusses the menopause and the much paler male mid-life crisis that we have labelled ‘MenoPorsche’. It will help you thrive at work in your second half, change careers or start your own business.
It will help with financial planning, pensions and funding your second half. It will give you tips on investing, including to take notice of fees, keep things simple, diversification, insurance and finding a financial adviser you trust. It demystifies the world of financial services.
It will help you define and plan your Part Two. It will introduce you to Ikigai, the ancient Japanese framework for finding your purpose. It will help you develop your Part Two plan.
Most of all, it will help you to thrive in the second half of your life.