Are you ready for a 100-year life? Watch our tips on planning everything from finances to friendship in The Big Money Questions
How do we prepare for a 100-year life? We’re now living longer than ever, with tens of millions of us now standing a good chance of living for a full century.
But because ours will be the first generations where a 100-year life could become the norm, we have no real blueprint to model our lives on.
In our first ever episode of the Big Money Questions, Professor Andrew Scott joins presenter Rachel Rickard Straus to talk through how we need to rethink the life stages we have taken for granted for decades – covering everything from careers to friendships and free time.
The economics professor at the London Business School has just co-authored a book on the subject: The 100-year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.
He talks us through the death of the traditional life model of education-work-retirement, the importance of imagining yourself old, and how to make sure you don’t burn out with two decades of working life still ahead of you.
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