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Encore Careers

As we reach our 60s, more and more women are starting encore careers. Not satisfied to “age gracefully,” we are going back to school, becoming nurses, painters and teachers. If you are thinking about starting a new career, we have some tools to help you get started.

Are You Wearing a Costume to Work? Maybe it’s Time for an Encore Career!
5 months ago

Are You Wearing a Costume to Work? Maybe it’s Time for an Encore Career!

I ran into a former colleague at a party recently. He told me that despite having a prestigious and well-paying job in the private sector, he felt like he needed to move on from his current position because he’s been wearing a “costume” to work for the past two years. Read More

Discover the Power of Weak Ties to Rejuvenate Your Career After 50
8 months ago

Discover the Power of Weak Ties to Rejuvenate Your Career After 50

You are probably wondering, “What the heck are weak ties and how can they help me rejuvenate my career?” Most of us who are in the second half of life have had a hiccup or two within our careers sometime during the last 15 years. That includes me. Read More

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business
10 months ago

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business

Retirement has changed. A lot. Today it is more about transitions, rather than endings; more of a journey rather than a milestone. Read More

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!
12 months ago

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!

I am not the only person I know in my sixties who had a bad work experience at the end of their career. One friend was in his hospital bed after cancer surgery when his boss told him he was being forced to retire. Another friend worked for years as a successful paramedic and was then given the worst shifts in attempts to squeeze him out. Read More

Are You Dealing with Being Unemployed as an Older Woman?
1 year ago

Are You Dealing with Being Unemployed as an Older Woman?

Being unemployed as an older woman is a stressful, frustrating experience. It’s also a situation that few of us imagined we would be in just a few years ago. Read More

What Skills Will You Use in the Second Half of Life?
1 year ago

What Skills Will You Use in the Second Half of Life?

Have you thought about what kind of skills you want to carry with you into the second half of your life?

Have you thought about the skills you wish to leave behind? Read More

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security
1 year ago

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security

Can you work and collect Social Security? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is that you may not want to. Read More

3 Reasons to Consider Working After Retirement that Have Nothing to Do with Money
2 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

How to Start a Business After 50 (Part 6): Finding Customers
2 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

All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem
2 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