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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.

Why “The Four Hour Workweek” Should be Required Reading for Pre-Retirees
4 years ago

Why “The Four Hour Workweek” Should be Required Reading for Pre-Retirees

By now, you’ve probably already heard of Tim Ferriss, the author of the New York Times Best Seller “The Four Hour Workweek.” If so, you may have the impression that Tim Ferriss’ advice is mostly aimed at people in their 20s and 30s who want to quit their job and travel around the world. Read More

How Comfortable Do You Feel with Your Retirement Savings?
4 years ago

How Comfortable Do You Feel with Your Retirement Savings?

Baby boomers have diverse opinions about what makes the “perfect retirement”. In fact, most of us aren’t planning on retiring at all, at least in a traditional sense. Instead, the majority of baby boomers say that they want to continue to work past retirement age, either in their existing job or by starting a new career. The rest are looking forward to taking a well-deserved break after decades in the workforce. Read More

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Could Be Making a Mistake
4 years ago

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Could Be Making a Mistake

Most baby boomers dream of owning their home in retirement. Whether they plan on staying put or moving to a new country, they find the idea of owning their home “free and clear” extremely comforting. Read More

Working After Retirement – “Great Idea” or “Give Me a Break?”
4 years ago

Working After Retirement – “Great Idea” or “Give Me a Break?”

The concept of “retirement” has become deeply ingrained in many aspects of society. Thanks to decades of marketing from financial services companies, not to mention governments around the world, most of us have come to see retirement as an expectation, if not a right. Read More

Do We Really Need a Retirement Age? Or Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?
4 years ago

Do We Really Need a Retirement Age? Or Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?

On the surface, having a retirement age is a fantastic idea. Who could argue with the concept that, after decades in the workforce, people should be able to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor? Read More

Why Does Money Always Talk with a Male Voice? The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill (Poll)
4 years ago

Why Does Money Always Talk with a Male Voice? The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill (Poll)

They say that money talks. Well, if the faces on our U.S. currency are anything to go by, it’s clear that money speaks with a male voice. On the surface, this might seem like a small issue. After all, does it really matter that every single dollar denomination features a male American President or Treasury Secretary?

Well, according to Women on 20s, getting a woman on the $20 bill would be a big deal indeed. Read More

Boomers Are Masters of Career Reinvention. Now it’s Time for an Encore
4 years ago

Boomers Are Masters of Career Reinvention. Now it’s Time for an Encore

Baby boomers have always been masters of reinvention. In every decade of our lives, we have challenged the status quo and lived life on our own terms. Some have accused us of being selfish for exactly this reason. But, deep down, our attempts to reinvent ourselves were rooted in our desire to get the most from life. Read More

Older Workers Having a Tough Time Getting Their Groove Back, AARP Survey Says
4 years ago

Older Workers Having a Tough Time Getting Their Groove Back, AARP Survey Says

The Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, was hard on older workers. In the years following the financial crisis, people from all walks of life struggled to find work – and those lucky enough to have savings found them greatly depleted. The good news is that, on paper, the economy is on the mend. Read More

How to Make Money in Retirement by Sharing Your Passion for Health
4 years ago

How to Make Money in Retirement by Sharing Your Passion for Health

If you are wondering how to make money in retirement, our contributor, Lynda Goldman, has some excellent suggestions. Why not share your passion for health with the world, while funding your dreams?

For most of my life I’ve been unemployable.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t had jobs. I was a college language teacher for many years. That led to an opportunity to write textbooks – and I found that I loved the creativity of writing.

I then went freelance and got contracts to write training programs for corporations. Read More

Making Money from Your Crafts – How to Decide What to Make and Sell
4 years ago

Making Money from Your Crafts – How to Decide What to Make and Sell

In a previous article, I discussed how to improve your craft skills so that you can get ready to sell your handmade items online. But, once you feel like you have reached a certain level of proficiency, the question still remains – what should you produce? Read More