Ep. 31 – Phillip Alder – Bridge and Retirement – How They Connect

How do Warren Buffett and Bill Gates stay sharp?

According to an interview, Warren Buffet plays bridge multiple times a week, and sometimes with Bill Gates. Both men are known as some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and, even as they approach (and surpass) retirement age, they show no signs of slowing down. Could playing bridge be why?

In this episode of Secure Your Retirement, Radon and Murs are joined by Phillip Alder, a bridge expert. Phillip was a bridge columnist for the New York Times for over ten years and has spent his life playing, teaching, and writing all about bridge.

Phillip shares some fascinating insights into how bridge can improve your mental and physiological state. He also explains the best way to start playing bridge – even if you’re a beginner – so that you can stay sharp beyond retirement age.

In this episode find out:

  • How Phillip’s childhood interest became his career
  • How to play bridge – a brief overview
  • The surprising physiological effects of bridge
  • Why bridge clubs are the perfect place to learn how to play
  • Why younger people should start playing bridge

Tweetable Quotes:

“Bridge is great for keeping the brain busy. The more you use your brain, the better it is.” – Phillip Alder

“At the beginning, you want a teacher and three friends to play with, who can guide you through the absolute basics of the game.” – Phillip Alder

Important Links & Mentions

If you want to contact Phillip, you can get in touch with him at phillip@bridgeforeveryone.com.


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