Prime Time with Bec Wilson

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Prime Time is the ultimate guide to navigating those juicy, potential filled years in the lead up to retirement.

Hosted by modern ageing expert Bec Wilson, Prime Time offers no-holds-barred conversations about everything! From relationships and health, to money management and travel, finding out how to live well and live long in your Prime Time.

Join Bec as she paves the way for a new generation of restless Australians seeking more from the second half of life!

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Tales from a truly EPIC retiree: Mike Chesworth
29-05-2024
Tales from a truly EPIC retiree: Mike Chesworth
Mike Chesworth is a truly epic retiree. He's had a full and rewarding career, but the fun really started when he stepped down from his 9-5 and started exploring other things in life. In this episode, Mike Chesworth shares some of his more epic adventure stories, how he ended up following his passion at University, how he embraces this new phase of life and practical tips on how to get there.  Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The EOFY Checklist: With Financial Planner PAUL BENSON
22-05-2024
The EOFY Checklist: With Financial Planner PAUL BENSON
The End of Financial Year is just around the corner, so I catch up with Financial Planner Paul Benson to find out everything you need to know before June 30th.  We discuss:  The most common mistakes people make at this time of year, and how to avoid themCatch up contributionsWhat property investors need to know How to maximise tax savings Super contributionsExplaining the stage three tax cuts  Concessional capsThe bring forward ruleChanges & updates that people need to be aware of before the financial year closes Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"Suddenly Single at Sixty": With Jo Peck
15-05-2024
"Suddenly Single at Sixty": With Jo Peck
In this episode, I speak to Jo Peck, author of the candid memoir, 'Suddenly Single at Sixty'. Not long after Jo's 60th birthday, her husband drops a bombshell—he’s leaving her for a (much) younger woman. Jo is shocked and heartbroken that the life she’d worked towards, has gone up in smoke. In this interview, Jo details the journey of personal growth which led to her rebuilding her life, making it clear that life does NOT end at 60.   Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The BIG retirement mistakes and how to avoid making them
08-05-2024
The BIG retirement mistakes and how to avoid making them
Today, I chat to Peter "Grubby" Stubbs, radio veteran and a huge advocate for getting the most out of life. Together, we're looking at the biggest mistakes people make in the lead up to retirement, breaking down everything from when to start planning, finding your passions and why underestimating the value of work could result in retiring too early.  From the rookie errors to the nitty gritty financial stuff, this episode is packed with practical advice and insights that will help prevent you from making any of these common mistakes.  Also joining me is Jacki Ellis, CFA and Head of Retirement at Aware Super, proud sponsors of Prime Time.  Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The secrets to SMART travel from an industry insider
01-05-2024
The secrets to SMART travel from an industry insider
Today I chat to travel expert and industry insider Fiona Dalton for her top tips, tricks and secrets for travelling in our Prime Time. We discuss:  Why the definition of LUXURY travel is changing and becoming more accessibleThe PrimeTime 'Gap Year' The joys of cruising and group travelTips for cheap airfares, and the truth about frequent flyer pointsOff-peak and shoulder season travel  Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The life lessons from Australia’s most trusted GP: Dr.Kerryn Phelps AM
25-04-2024
The life lessons from Australia’s most trusted GP: Dr.Kerryn Phelps AM
Today I chat to Dr Kerryn Phelps AM, one of Australia's most well-known GP's and engaging health communicators. She's spent her life educating people about health, BUT she's much than a doctor.  In this episode we discuss her new memoir, 'The Power of Balance' exploring the events and ideas that have inspired her to create change throughout her lifetime. From medicine, media, politics, advocacy and activism, Kerryn has led a remarkable life of changemaking in many domains. We discuss: How medicine and communication around ageing has changedWhy poor health in old age is NOT inevitableThe joys of writing a memoirMyth-busting supplementsYour gut biome, and the gut-brain axisThe mid-fifties exercise regimeHow to keep your brain youngPrescribing activities for purpose Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The ESSENTIALS of a Modern Retirement Plan
17-04-2024
The ESSENTIALS of a Modern Retirement Plan
Today, we're joined by Peter "Grubby" Stubbs, a seasoned radio personality and a vibrant advocate for living life to the fullest. Together, we're diving into the essentials of a modern retirement plan, breaking down everything from when to retire, how to plan for your desired lifestyle, managing your finances effectively, and why it's never too early to start preparing.  Whether it's continuing work in some capacity, embracing new hobbies, or planning for future financial security, this episode is packed with practical advice and insights that will inspire you to rethink the traditional concept of retirement, ensuring your future is filled with passion, purpose, and plenty of adventures. Also, hear from Jacki Ellis CFA, Head of Retirement at Aware Super, proud sponsors of Prime Time. Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) every week  Nearing retirement?  Join the The Epic Retirement Club Facebook Group - Facebook.com/groups/epicretire Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re all going to live a lot longer, and that changes EVERYTHING: With Dr Andrew Scott
10-04-2024
We’re all going to live a lot longer, and that changes EVERYTHING: With Dr Andrew Scott
Our life expectancies are growing, and it's likely we're all going to live a LOT longer. And that means we need to make changes to the way we live long before we reach old age so we can enjoy a better quality of life. In this episode, I speak to one of the world leaders in longevity, Dr. Andrew Scott, author of "The 100-Year Life." He's just released a new book, "The Longevity Imperative," which will be hitting Australian bookstores on April 23rd.  He is a professor of economics at London Business School and he has previously taught at both Oxford and Harvard Universities. His perspective on longevity is simple, logical and sensible.  We discuss:  Why longevity has become a buzzword The BIG mistake people make when it comes to longevityWhat is the secret to a better quality of life in the second half? What can we do differently? Finances matter, but saving money won’t solve our longevity challenges directlyWhy health is criticalCuriosity is so important: As life gets longer, we get to develop as adults for longerSocial innovation and purpose: The biggest challenge we have is underestimating the capacity of older peopleLooking at leisure before retirementWhat to do about ageismLongevity is as important as AI and climate change. We’ve got to adapt to longer livesStart thinking about how you can help your future self, and how can they help you Dr Andrew Scott’s book, The Longevity Imperative is available now for pre-order here.  Prime Time with Bec Wilson is the podcast for all of us in the second half of life (47+) who want to live long, live well, and thoroughly enjoy it. Together we’ll dive deep into what will make this phase of life great, with insights from experts and pioneers. We talk about money, health, happiness, relationships, sex, travel and so much more. After all, there are no set rules for navigating this second half for our modern generations.  Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The feeling of invisibility in midlife: With best-selling author Jane Tara
20-03-2024
The feeling of invisibility in midlife: With best-selling author Jane Tara
This week Bec chats to Jane Tara, the author of 'Tilda is Visible', one of the hottest bestsellers on the women’s fiction list right now. 'Tilda is Visible' is a very relatable story for women in modern midlife. It’s about a woman in her 50s who wakes up one morning and her little finger and her ear are missing. She’s diagnosed with invisibility by her doctor. This book tackles a time of life that isn’t spoken about very often. We don’t talk enough about the feelings of invisibility in midlife.  • Feeling invisible at home, in the workplace and to ourselves in midlife. Learning to see ourselves more clearly and through kind eyes. Learning to know yourself more deeply in midlife. • The re-identification or process of finding oneself that many people go through in midlife once their kids form their own identities. • The book builds in the lessons from the study of neuroplasticity – how you talk to yourself and how you adapt your brain’s neural signals. • How do we see ourselves? The voices in our head and how they shape our self-beliefs, and how that voice works. • Neuroplasticity gives us the ability to reprogram our brain. Reprogramming your inner thoughts and program to be kinder to ourselves. • Jane shares that she was misdiagnosed with a degenerative eye condition. She was told she was going blind, and this created the foundation for Tilda, the lead character in the book. This got her considering the importance of seeing the world, and most importantly seeing herself growing old. • The benefits of meditation through Tilda’s eyes, considering how meditation can play a role in adjusting the way we react. How Jane uses meditation in real life and how she practices. • Getting to know our own personal programs, starting to be more kind to ourselves.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The real cost of care and how it might change: With William Burkitt
13-03-2024
The real cost of care and how it might change: With William Burkitt
Aged care and home care have become a bit of a political football: But here's why you should be paying attention to it. It’s about to impact your retirement plans more directly than ever.  The Federal Government's Taskforce into Aged Care has just handed down its final report, and there's A LOT of noise around it. Two of the biggest takeaways from this report are firstly, the suggestion that people should be planning for their aged care and home care needs when they plan for retirement. And secondly, that we should expect to pay for the standards of accommodation and services that we want in our later years, and only expect the government to support our care needs. This will be a big shake up for the aged care system. Some might see them as positive, others will feel like they might lose out. And we won’t know which recommendations the government will adopt or how they’ll implement it until the budget leaks start.  So today I chat with William Burkitt, Mercer Partner and Leader of Care & Living with Mercer, about how we should plan for our aged care, home care and options for ageing in place when we retire. Care & Living with Mercer provides families with support in navigating the aged care and homecare systems.  We talk about how the system works, grasping how both are paid for by retirees today in a simple manner.  The increasing hope that everyone will choose to plan their ageing accommodation better, and self-select to ‘age in place’ in their home accessing care services.  How families with ageing parents have to grapple with this, and how they might be affected.  Then we dive into a big discussion on the Federal Government’s Taskforce into Aged Care’s Final Report.  We talk about how the recommendations in the report might lead to people paying more for their aged care accommodation and services, but probably won't lead to them paying more for care.  Why people might feel angry with the government and why, and whether changing the system is fair. And, how the changes might roll out.  Thnking about our cost of living in this stage of life when we age, with these recommendations in mind, contemplating the reality that we probably all should expect to pay our core accommodation and general lifestyle expenses all of our life, rather than expecting the government to fund them in the last year or two.  How the industry which has huge staffing issues and struggles to provide quality services might change if these market forces change.  Where the funds to pay for aged care can come from, correcting some of the media reports about it targeting your superannuation. And the role of superannuation in supporting ageing.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Practical ways women can fill the superannuation gap: With Mary Delahunty
06-03-2024
Practical ways women can fill the superannuation gap: With Mary Delahunty
It’s International Women’s Day this week so we need to talk about the place where disparity is most felt by women in the second half of life, and that’s your superannuation. The fight to help women level their superannuation up with their male counterparts requires a strong stance on two fronts. We need to help the women who are in their 50s and 60s today, most of whom have lower super balances than the men at the same stage of life.  In this episode, I chat to Mary Delahunty, CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) about the practical ways that women with lower super balances can optimise their position to achieve the best possible standards of living. Mary is a passionate advocate for women, fighting for equal opportunity to build super fairly, and spends a huge amount of time campaigning the government to the challenges women face. In her role at ASFA, Mary Delahunty is one of the women who can really make a difference.  In this episode, we discuss:  How to reframe the conversation politically: Kids as "beautiful little tax-payers" Understanding the value of women in the workforce and the homeHow women's superannuation is left behindPractical steps that women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond can take if their superannuation balances are lowSavings and investment opportunities in the pre-retirement phase: Looking for ‘the sweet spot’ - a way to balance the age pension and a small income stream from your super to maximise your income in retirementControlling your cost of living and still seeking out the ‘epic bits’ of lifeWhy budgeting for retirement is different, and what you might need to considerThe one important thing every woman going through divorce should know about the house and the superannuation so they get a fair goSuperannuation might look boring, but it is probably one of the two largest assets most women will ever own: So it's important to understand See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How the brain changes as we age, and what we can do about it
21-02-2024
How the brain changes as we age, and what we can do about it
Professor Nancy Pachana is a renowned clinical neuropsychologist, geropsychologist and professor at The University of Queensland. She knows everything there is to know about what happens as your brain ages, and how to keep it young.  Host Bec Wilson and Nancy Pachana discuss:  The signs of cognitive decline, and how you can change that trajectory for yourselfThe science of dementiaThe rule book for taking care of your brainThe mind body connection: What is good for your body, is good for your brain The surprising food group you should limit to help your brainWhat the research tells us about supplements SLEEP and the side-effects of aging on the mindThe thing you should know about alcohol as you age; No surprise it can have a negative effectStress and the science of social connection Ageism and why your right to continue learning, is a human right  Prime Time with Bec Wilson is the podcast for all of us in the second half of life (47+) who want to live long, live well, and thoroughly enjoy it. Together we’ll dive deep into what will make this phase of life great, with insights from experts and pioneers. We talk about money, health, happiness, relationships, sex, travel and so much more. After all, there are no set rules for navigating this second half for our modern generations.  Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How to beat relevance deprivation syndrome: With Jim Kilkenny
17-01-2024
How to beat relevance deprivation syndrome: With Jim Kilkenny
When Jim Kilkenny retired from a very successful career in financial services, he started suffering from something called 'relevance deprivation syndrome'. It's that feeling of listlessness, being at a loose end, a drop in mental engagement and a clear lack of contentment. Jim describes it as a "vacuum of boredom." In episode 12 of Prime Time, Bec Wilson and Jim Kilkenny discuss:  What ‘relevance deprivation syndrome’ really means: How to identify the signs, and why most sufferers have previously been men, but it's growing amongst women.  Why so many people looking forward to early retirement are financially prepared, but not mentally prepared.  Why a hard stop retirement didn't work for Jim and where he thinks he went wrong. The process of decompressing after retirement. The road to recovery from relevance deprivation: How Jim overcame the challenges - finding a first project to turn things around. How your social interactions from work disappear when you step away. and how to rebuild new social networks around the things you really enjoy. How can you be better prepared for when you retire? Jim gives us his list of suggestions and recommendations for navigating the entry into retirement.  How Jim is actually still working on things he’s passionate about in retirement, knowing he has found a new, flexible place for himself to retain relevance.  Finding some pursuits, hobbies and activities you enjoy, and some that are intellectually stimulating, some are health oriented, and some that get you out of the house. Why looking after your physical health is so important at this phase of life and what Jim does to keep active.  Why, "for some people, retiring is a dangerous proposition”. The surprising upsides of Jim's early retirement: How Jim changed his attitude to money, and the way he spent it in his Prime Time years. Prime Time with Bec Wilson is the podcast for all of us in the second half of life (47+) who want to live long, live well, and thoroughly enjoy it. Together we’ll dive deep into what will make this phase of life great, with insights from experts and pioneers. We talk about money, health, happiness, relationships, sex, travel and so much more. After all, there are no set rules for navigating this second half for our modern generations.  Follow us on social media and via email Get in touch with Bec here: Bec@primetimers.net You can find the podcast:  @Primetimepod on Instagram @Primetime_podcast on Facebook Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter at www.primetimers.net  - Get our newsletter with detailed podcast notes sent directly to your inbox every week plus all our helpful articles and updates.  Or follow and learn more about Bec Wilson @becwilsonepic on Facebook @epicretirement on Instagram  Or read her syndicated column in Nine Newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) each week here Nearing retirement?  Join the Retirement Dreaming: Epic Retirement Facebook Group Sign up for the Epic Retirement weekly newsletter at epicretirement.net  Get Bec Wilson’s bestselling book How to Have an Epic Retirement to learn about the six pillars of an epic retirement as you approach and prepare for your future retirement years. Now available - order here Visit Bec’s website at epicretirement.com.au to learn more about her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.