Chris Jones asks why do financial planners retire? It could be, in the words of Don Corleone, that you are made an offer you can’t refuse...
My father is a farmer, or he was until a cow kicked him and broke his hip aged 85. Having recovered at 87, he is deciding whether to go back to the farm or retire. Yet I suppose his identity will always be as a farmer. With farming or mining and other physical jobs, retirement is necessary when you can no longer physically do it. That isn't the same if you are a financial planner or a proposition director, where all you actually have to do is talk to people, look at a screen and play with your computer. It's unlikely that our clients will kick us and break our hips. Of course, technol...
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