In today’s society, people are living longer which brings with it a growing concern that their pensions will be worthless. With pressures from inadequate pensions and redundancy growing, ever more people are trying to start up businesses on their own.
Former Money Programme presenter Valerie Singleton returns for this edition to meet the people who have turned their retirement into money spinning businesses. She examines if age is a hindrance or help to a new business career and hears the experiences of those men and women who have decided it’s never too late to start and meets a variety of entrepreneurs who are finding success in new fields.
There are the sisters in their sixties who started a range of organic beauty products and are working to get high street distribution for them. Then there is the illustrator who has built up a highly successful online greeting card business. There is also the sky-diving septuagenarian who has set up a children’s charity. Finally she meets a retired PR executive who is now trading in truffles. She also seeks the advice of the UK’s oldest employee and employer - who are both still going strong despite being over one hundred years old.
With expert input from Sir Alan Sugar (The Apprentice) and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Peter Jones, Too Young To Retire explores why more and more of people are no longer prepared to take things easy once they hit retirement.... Read more.