Real retirement stories

Picturing the retirement you want is the first step towards achieving it. Read our real-life stories for ideas that might work for you.

Going Solo

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinemas, retiresavvy presents an exclusive interview with screen legend Harrison Ford

Going Solo pt 2

Harrison Ford talks about family, flying and the joy of carpentry

Dame Helen Mirren: Class Act

Even in her eighth decade, Dame Helen Mirren shows no signs of slowing down, as Karen Anne Overton discovers

Living the Goodie life

Retiresavvy talks to comedy legend and renowned naturalist Bill Oddie about his career, conservation and making the most of outside space

Youth on his side

Although at an age where for most retirement would be very much on the cards, British acting icon Sir Michael Caine shows there’s plenty more in store for him, finds Fergus Ewbank .

Neither Shy Nor Retiring

Former BBC newsreader and I’m A Celebrity jungle-survivor Jennie Bond talks to retiresavvy about taking risks, the joy of slippers and wanting to still be on TV in her 70s

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