1. Reinventing Yourself in Your Retirement Years with Lee Gale Gruen Guidance Point Advisors, LLC. 48:14

Ep 089: In our meetings with retirees, they sometimes express to us that they feel lost. What previously gave them purpose in their career was no longer there and they sometimes lack motivation to get up, get out of the house, and embrace life. Questions such as “who am I?”, “What should I do with my time?” and “What next?” occupy their thoughts. So how do we go about answering these questions and finding ourselves in this next chapter? How do we reinvent ourselves now that we have time to do so? That’s what this episode helps answer!

Our next guest had a 37-year career as a probation officer. Since retiring, she has become an actress, author, public speaker, and blogger. She has appeared in television, film, commercials, theater, and print jobs. Her transition to becoming an actress in her senior years has been written about in Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times newspaper, AARP, and in Marlo Thomas’ 2014 book, It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over, which profiles different women who have reinvented themselves. Please welcome Lee Gale Gruen to The Retirement Success in Maine Podcast!


Welcome, Lee Gale Gruen! [1:51]

How did it feel (for Lee Gale) that day when she was forever done with her job? [12:38]

What do retirees struggle with around their own personal happiness? [18:27]

What was the journey like going through acting classes with her father? [20:45]

What is the secret to Retirement? [31:16]

What’s next for Lee Gale? [42:50]

Episode conclusion. [45:05]

Benjamin Smith Host, Retirement Success in Maine Podcast & Financial Advisor

Ben's focus with our clients is to direct the investments of their investable portfolios. In teaming with Curtis Worcester and Austin Minor, Ben combines his investment expertise from attaining the CFA Charter with Curtis & Austin's financial planning expertise to provide clients with the tools, confidence, and education to make informed decisions about their retirement. As Ben, Curtis, and Austin have a number of clients that are Northern Light Health employees, they've developed a specialty in serving clients in the healthcare field. You can read their "Employee Guide to the Northern Light Health Retirement Plans" here.

He has spent his entire career devoted to serving individual clients and institutions by developing and implementing investment strategies, setting portfolio structure, and providing the highest level of client service. He's passionate about helping clients maximize their savings and retirement income using the many financial planning and portfolio management tools available to Guidance Point consultants. Prior to working for Guidance Point Advisors, Ben worked for Acadia Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of Camden National Corporation, as Vice President, Portfolio Manager based in Bangor, Maine. Ben assumed responsibility for and oversight of over $300 million in client portfolios, including individuals, families, retirement plans, endowments, foundations, businesses, and trusts; and he served on the Company’s Investment Committee.