Age Life Balance focuses on enjoying a rich, satisfying and balanced life today, with an eye on tomorrow.

What makes you think you can ignore me?!

What makes you think you can ignore me?! Age Life Balance has two main aims – the first being to raise our awareness about ageing, and the second being to inspire us to take some action. I have some control over the first. I have been banging my drum for well over a year now [...]

By |2018-05-30T18:20:08+00:00May 30th, 2018|Articles, Mind|2 Comments

Youthfulness – 20 ways to act my shoe size, not my age!

Youthfulness - 20 ways to act my shoe size, not my age! Out and about with my kids the other day I was reminded of the expression, “Act your age, not your shoe size!”. This generally implies immaturity, either being said to adults acting like overgrown children or to school-age children acting like overgrown toddlers. [...]

By |2018-03-28T17:45:19+00:00March 27th, 2018|Articles, Youthfulness|1 Comment

Finances – Expenditure – money going out – part 2 of 2

Finances - Expenditure – money going out – part 2 of 2 In last week’s article, I introduced you to the Financial Hierarchy of Needs  and I covered Basic Necessities and Safety & Security.  It’s important to get these things sorted before addressing higher needs.  This article looks at the remaining four expenditure types which [...]

By |2018-01-24T19:16:00+00:00January 24th, 2018|Articles, Finance|0 Comments

Insights – lessons learned in my first year

Insights – lessons learned in my first year As I approach the one-year anniversary of the idea for Age Life Balance, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on what I’ve learned so far. Indeed, this is a question that I’ve been asked by a number of readers. I’ll first tell you [...]

By |2018-05-16T18:08:02+00:00November 29th, 2017|Articles, Other|4 Comments

Communities – Age Life Balance connections

Communities – Age Life Balance connections We’ve already learned about the benefits of being part of communities. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a number of communities. I suppose I always have been if I look across different phases of my life: it’s just something I’ve had a habit and a history of doing. I [...]

By |2017-11-15T19:51:41+00:00November 15th, 2017|Articles, Community|1 Comment

Practicalities – couples of different ages

Practicalities – couples of different ages There’s no doubt that the 25-year age gap between French President Emanuel Macron and his glamorous wife has sparked lots of media interest. But they’re not the first well-known couple with a large age gap, and undoubtedly won’t be the last. As this is not something exclusive to the [...]

By |2017-10-25T14:41:00+00:00October 25th, 2017|Articles, Practicalities|1 Comment

Accommodation – making adjustments

Accommodation – making adjustments My last accommodation article focused on maintaining independence. This one looks at adjustments that can be made to your housing to help assist your Age Life Balance journey. Depending on your current age and life stage, this could be more relevant to your parents or other older relatives than you, right [...]

By |2018-05-16T18:10:34+00:00October 18th, 2017|Accommodation|0 Comments

Youthfulness – Skin and ageing

Youthfulness – Skin and ageing The condition of our skin is one of the main visible indicators of the aging process. As we age the collagen in our skin loses its elasticity and its former plumpness, becoming thinner and more wrinkled. We cannot stop this process, but there are things that we can do to [...]

By |2017-10-11T21:18:01+00:00October 4th, 2017|Articles, Youthfulness|0 Comments

Finance – Inheritance Tax Checklist

This is the first guest blog that I will pepper in among my own articles as we go through the various Age Life Balance topics. Today’s article has been written by Evolution For Women financial advisors. I’ve learned a lot from it and hope that you’ll find it both interesting and useful. Financial - Inheritance [...]

By |2017-09-20T19:41:18+00:00September 20th, 2017|Finance, Uncategorized|1 Comment