by Scott Ronalds

Earlier this week, David Toyne hosted a webinar with author/retirement expert Don Ezra. It was the first of our two-part series on ‘life two’, as Don likes to call it.

After retiring in 2010, Don was a little lost. “Much of my day had no context; I felt like a tree that had been uprooted,” he noted. It took him three years before he settled down mentally. Now, he couldn’t be happier.

Don shares his story and offers several tips on how to get the most out of life after paid work. The session was a hearty one, running an hour in length, and includes discussions around the notion of investment risk and volatility, the concept of a spending reserve, and the importance of finding a purpose in the last third of your life. You can watch it in its entirety below.

The event proved to be a popular one, and many participants told us they would like to see more, which is why we have Part II on the books!

On Wednesday, March 9, we’ll be speaking with two leading independent advice-only financial planners, Karin Mizgala and Jason Heath. The webinar will focus on some of the common questions retirement planners face, including: How do I know if I have enough? When should I take or defer CPP/OAS? And does it ever make sense to convert an RRSP to a RRIF before 71? You can register for the event here.