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Small Business

Are you thinking of starting a small business in your 60s? It’s not as unusual an idea as you might think. In fact, older entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly common. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of building your profitable business.

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”
1 week ago

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you feel like you have so much more to do and say with your life? Read More

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director
4 weeks ago

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director

“What’s it like to work as a funeral director?” This is a question I’ve been asked time and again. My response: It’s not easy, given the complex emotions involved. It takes enormous commitment and dedication, along with a compassionate nature and respect for tradition and ceremony. Read More

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60
1 month ago

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60

Last month I wrote about the slippery slide to being overwhelmed when dealing with the world wide web. This time I would like to talk about the benefits as I see them, of using the web to promote your business. Read More

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?
2 months ago

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?

There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door. Read More

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day
2 months ago

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day

The writer and artist Austin Kleon has a great tip for how to stay creative: “Remind yourself that ‘Every Day is Groundhog Day.’” Read More

5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them
3 months ago

5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them

Along with the benefits of being a freelancer, or running your own small business, come some aggravating problems. These hassles will occasionally occur, so you should be ready for them. Here are my solutions to the most common issues. Read More

“People Over 50 Are Too Old to Start a Business” – An Angry Debate with an Old Friend
3 months ago

“People Over 50 Are Too Old to Start a Business” – An Angry Debate with an Old Friend

I don’t usually let stupid comments get to me, but, the other day, one of my good friends said something that really ticked me off. No, they didn’t criticize my hair or tell me that I looked fat in my favorite dress. They told me that I was wasting my time trying to help older adults to change their financial future. Specifically, she said: Read More

6 Ways for an Older Woman to Become a Successful Entrepreneur
3 months ago

6 Ways for an Older Woman to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

The numbers coming from the U.S. point to a rise in the number of entrepreneurs aged 55 to 64. Research by the Kauffman Foundation on entrepreneurship indicates an increase from 15% in 1997 to 26% in 2015. Read More

When it Comes to Making Money After 50, Whiners Are Never Winners
3 months ago

When it Comes to Making Money After 50, Whiners Are Never Winners

A few years ago, I published an article entitled “60 Ways to Make Money in Retirement.” It was massive. In fact, at just under 5,000 words, it was one of the longest articles that I had ever written. Read More

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?
3 months ago

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?

Your money style, whatever it may be, can be helpful, but it can also block your progress. Oftentimes we cling to beliefs about money without even thinking about why we hold them. Read More

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