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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.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Working in Retirement – It’s Not Just About Money
4 years ago

3 Unexpected Benefits of Working in Retirement – It’s Not Just About Money

Why would you even consider working in retirement? After all, most people think about retirement as being a time to take a well-deserved break. After decades of hard work, we look forward to pursuing our passions, spending time with our family and, if we can afford it, traveling. Read More

3 Reasons to Consider Working After Retirement that Have Nothing to Do with Money
4 years ago

3 Reasons to Consider Working After Retirement that Have Nothing to Do with Money

Many women over 60 are working after retirement. There is often a financial reason for continuing to work after the traditional retirement age, whether it’s to pay medical bills, to make retirement savings last longer, or to adjust to life after a divorce. Working after retirement “just because we need the money” often creates a sense of regret that something is being missed. Read More

Avoid Household Dangers! Create a Home Safety Checklist
4 years ago

Avoid Household Dangers! Create a Home Safety Checklist

When one of your parents had an accident at home, no matter how minor, did you have a minor panic attack? Have you noticed your kids asking you the same questions you asked your parents, with the same concern in their voices? Read More

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 6): Finding Customers
4 years ago

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 6): Finding Customers

Whether you’re starting a services business or building a physical product, finding customers is critical to your success. Right about now, you’re probably thinking that this is the most obvious statement in the world. Before you stop reading, consider the fact that most entrepreneurs put very little thought into this part of the process. Instead, they charge ahead with building their perfect product, assuming that their customers will come to them. This rarely happens. Read More

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 5): The Power of Content
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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