The Club was founded in 2012 and is run by Richard Owen. As a trustee of two large UK pension funds, Richard realised that people had completely turned off from pensions. And yet, both workplace and personal pensions in the 21st century – so called ‘defined contribution schemes’ – require personal engagement and decision making that was not generally required in the heyday of final salary pensions. Richard set up the Club to re-engage people in pensions so that they can make the most of retirement.
In the 21st century, a new definition of “retirement” is required.
Baby Boomers are living longer, are healthier, more adventurous and typically wealthier than any generation that has gone before.
What we still refer to as “retirement” – the time when we stop full time work – is a time when obligation can be replaced by fulfillment. Rather than being in a “rut” – work, mortgage, family commitments – your life can bloom and open up to a multitude of new opportunities.
More time for family and friends.
More leisure time to return to that skill that has been lying dormant e.g. painting, writing, music.
Expanding knowledge e.g. reading, travel, language, even university.
Our generation is not just one of “Boomers” but of the potential for “Booming Lives”