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Retirement planning isn’t just about money. At the same time, money helps! Let’s explore the world of encore careers, jobs for seniors and small business success.

4 Ways to Successfully Work from Home After 60
2 hours ago

4 Ways to Successfully Work from Home After 60

It’s become very common for the 60+ crowd to finally carve out the time to begin the home business they were afraid to try in their younger years or to monetize a hobby or passion. Very likely, they will be working from home, and as exciting as this is, there are a few things to be wary of. Read More

Finding a Job After 60: How to Write a Cover Letter that Helps You Stand Out
1 week ago

Finding a Job After 60: How to Write a Cover Letter that Helps You Stand Out

Thought that you were done writing when you finished your resume? Unfortunately, you have to think again about that one. Read More

4 Tips for Finding a Job After 60
1 week ago

4 Tips for Finding a Job After 60

Many people are working well beyond the traditional retirement age, partly out of necessity and partly because they still want to contribute and are not ready to retire. Read More

50 Ways to Leave Your Employer to Launch Your Own Gig After 60
2 weeks ago

50 Ways to Leave Your Employer to Launch Your Own Gig After 60

Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. One morning, I was working on this post, but the concepts weren’t gelling. Rounds of writing, editing, deleting and starting again from scratch ensued. Read More

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch
2 weeks ago

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. That magically concise statement of your background, experience and ambition, all neatly trimmed down to 30 seconds, which can, rendered persuasively, land you your next job. Read More

Our Voices Matter – 4 Simple Steps to Gain Confidence as a Speaker
3 weeks ago

Our Voices Matter – 4 Simple Steps to Gain Confidence as a Speaker

As I walked behind two professionally dressed older men, I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation. I was heading to a class that promised to address public speaking anxiety. Apparently, these two men were headed in the same direction. Read More

Embracing Technology as a Second-Act Entrepreneur
1 month ago

Embracing Technology as a Second-Act Entrepreneur

These days it is not uncommon to make a career change mid-life. Many people in their 50s – and even into their 60s – are asking themselves, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Read More

Job Interview Tips for Older Women: 10 Ways to Be Unforgettable
1 month ago

Job Interview Tips for Older Women: 10 Ways to Be Unforgettable

You’ve been invited to an interview and know that you’ll get just one shot at winning the position behind it. How do you plan for success? Read More

10 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes in Your Emails
2 months ago

10 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes in Your Emails

Have you ever written an email, clicked send and then found an embarrassing mistake? Often, you don’t see that misspelled word or insensitive phrasing until it’s too late, right? Read More

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace
2 months ago

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace

Stung by a Millennial colleague who’d branded her an old lady, Connie did not drown her sorrows in a glass of Chardonnay. She took stock of the sobering situation with characteristic determination. Read More