Grown Folk Talk on Career & Retirement, Nonsense of Nikki Haley "Surge", Matthew Perry, Maine & more

54m | Oct 31, 2023

Your Heard Tell Show for Tuesday, October 31th, 2023 is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking about the latest narrative in the 2024 GOP primary coverage - that Nikki Haley is surging and fighting Ron DeSantis for 2nd place - is missing the point of what is actually going on as Donald Trump continues to dominate polling and the Republican Party at large. Then we talk about the untimely death of actor Matthew Perry, and a particular part of the coverage of his and other celebrity lives that needs to be parsed out and addressed by us, the consumers of media. Our guest is John McCumber, who returns to Heard Tell to talk about the current discourse over financial planning, careers, and retirement from the POV of someone who did the "sell everything and move to Florida" thing after several successful careers. John not only was part of the more than 4 million folks that retired and dropped out of the workforce during COVID, but is also part of the millions who have returned to it part-time or with side hustles. John and host Andrew talk about how the news media coverage and the rise of "influencer" online are skewing and doing a disservice to folks trying to make life plans and decisions, why you have to hustle in your 20s and 30s to enjoy your 60s and beyond, grown folk talk about Social Security and the "safety net," why acquiring skill sets is more important than just getting credentials, and sharing life experiences that can translate to better decision making for the future. We end on a good note, with the restaurant and food truck community in the Lewiston, Maine, area stepping up to help out first responders and others during the dark days of the manhunt following the mass murder of 18 people there.

All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.


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