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Making Money

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.

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

Older Entrepreneurs Are the New Normal – But, the World Still Doesn’t Know it!
4 years ago

Older Entrepreneurs Are the New Normal – But, the World Still Doesn’t Know it!

If you think about the word “entrepreneur,” what image springs to mind? Maybe you thought of the actor who played Marc Zuckerberg in the film, “The Social Network”. Or, perhaps you imagined Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or another young technology genius, who started a technology empire from his or her basement. You probably didn’t think of a retired 57-year old tax consultant from St. Louis. If so, your instinct was way off. Read More

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style
4 years ago

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style

If you’re like most people, you spent your 50s working hard and dreaming about all the wonderful things you’d have time for once you retired. Maybe you planned to go on a Caribbean cruise, learn to play the cello, or buy a beach house with a view and spend your days with your nose in a book. Read More

Celebrate You! What’s the Best Thing You Bought Yourself This Year?
4 years ago

Celebrate You! What’s the Best Thing You Bought Yourself This Year?

Shopping is a necessary part of life and, by the time we turn 60, we are pretty good at it. We know what we like, what make us happy and, for the most part, we know where to go to get it! Read More

Fun Jobs for Seniors: How to Sell Your Handmade Items Online
4 years ago

Fun Jobs for Seniors: How to Sell Your Handmade Items Online

A lot of women in their 60s would love to make a little extra money on the side, preferably doing something they love. Unfortunately jobs for seniors are hard to come by these days.

Besides, after decades trying to climb the corporate ladder, many of us are reluctant to start something too serious. At the same time, we would like to earn some “fun money” for travel, gifts and little luxuries. The question is – where should we start? Read More