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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.

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 5): The Power of Content
3 years ago

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 5): The Power of Content

If you have gone through steps 1-4 in my “How to Build a Business After 50” series, you already have a good idea of your strengths and skills. You have probably settled on your profitable business idea. You may have even set up your website. Now what? How can you get the information you need to decide exactly what to build? Equally important, how can you market it to your prospective customers? One way to do both is with content marketing. Read More

All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem
3 years ago

All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem

You never stop worrying about losing your job, unless you’re retired. Then you’re always worried about losing your mind.

Different work ethics exist today. We boomers went on vacation and could only be reached via a hotel landline or one of those Motorola brick phones, like I had in the 80s. Even then, it was too costly to have my staff call. I just told them to make a decision based on three things: Will I get fired, will Barry get fired and will we get sued. I told them if the answer was no to these questions, proceed. Read More

So, You’re Ready to Sell Your Crafts Online – Here’s How to Market Them
3 years ago

So, You’re Ready to Sell Your Crafts Online – Here’s How to Market Them

In previous articles, we have discussed many aspects of selling your handmade items online. First, we started with an explanation of how to improve your crafting skills. Then we discussed how to decide which items to create. In the last article we covered where to sell your items online. And, now, in this final article in our craftpreneur series, I would like to cover how to find customers. Read More

Starting a Business After 50 (Part 4): Setting Up Your Website
3 years ago

Starting a Business After 50 (Part 4): Setting Up Your Website

Talking with the other members of our community, I am amazed by how many good ideas people have for businesses. Even more surprising is how few of these ideas ever become reality.

It’s not that older adults are lacking energy or drive. Read More

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 3): Refining Your Idea
3 years ago

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 3): Refining Your Idea

Let’s start with some good news. If you have taken the time to identify your strengths and brainstorm business ideas, you’re already ahead of 90% of people who dream about starting a business. While others fantasize about financial security, you have taken action. By now, you should have a rough idea of the kinds of business opportunities that you are interested in. Now it’s time to refine your ideas so that they can form the basis of your profitable business. Read More

What Starting Eternal Collection Taught Me About Business… and Life
3 years ago

What Starting Eternal Collection Taught Me About Business… and Life

In a previous article, I discussed how I came to start Eternal Collection, my costume jewellery company, based in the U.K. Looking back, it is amazing how the evolution of Eternal Collection was influenced by – and influenced – almost every aspect of my life. It has been an amazing journey! Read More

What All Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Starting a Business
3 years ago

What All Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Starting a Business

Every year, thousands of people take that first brave step and set up their own business. These people are from all walks of life. Contrary to popular stereotypes, many first-time entrepreneurs are in their 50s and 60s.

It’s always heartening to hear stories of entrepreneurs starting from scratch and doing well. Though anyone who runs their own business will understand how much effort it takes to get a new venture off the ground. I hope that my own entrepreneurial story will encourage the other women in the Sixty and Me community to follow their passions. Read More

Retiring Abroad – 7 Reasons Women Are Seeking Their Dreams Overseas
3 years ago

Retiring Abroad – 7 Reasons Women Are Seeking Their Dreams Overseas

What do you do when you want something more and different than you’re getting in your home country? For an increasing number of 60+ women, the answer is to move overseas.

According to the data we collected through our website, Best Places in the World to Retire, there can be a better life out there, if you are willing to uproot and reinvent yourself as an expat in Belize, Nicaragua or Panama. Read More

Are Boomers Optimistic About their Financial Future? The Answer May Surprise You!
3 years ago

Are Boomers Optimistic About their Financial Future? The Answer May Surprise You!

Let’s start with a simple question. Are baby boomers ready for retirement? In a word, no. If we define “retirement” as an extended period of living off of our savings, baby boomers are most definitely not ready for retirement. In fact, according to a report by Charles Schwab, 43% of baby boomers have saved less than $25,000 for retirement. That’s not small change, but, it’s insignificant compared to the cost of living over 20-30 years. Read More

How to Find the Best Place to Sell Your Handmade Items Online
3 years ago

How to Find the Best Place to Sell Your Handmade Items Online

In previous articles, I covered how to improve your crafting skills and how to decide which items to produce. If you have already followed this advice, you should already be well on your way to building a successful business. Now, I would like to take a look at another critical step in the process – deciding how and where to sell your handmade items online. Read More

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