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Donna Kastner is founder of Retirepreneur, a collaborative community for professionals in their 50s and 60s, striving for a smooth segue from full-time job to part-time consulting practice. Through articles, videos, podcasts and workshops, Donna’s ushering in new conversations about blending work and retirement. You can visit her website here, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest Posts By Donna Kastner

1 year ago

50 Ways to Leave Your Employer to Launch Your Own Gig After 60

Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. One morning, I was working on this post, but the concepts weren’t gelling. Rounds of writing, editing, deleting and starting again from scratch ensued…

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2 years ago

Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First

Human beings are naturally hard-wired to favor encounters and exchanges with like-minded people. This website is proof positive of that inclination and it makes sense. Who else but another 60-something might grasp all (or most) of life’s…

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2 years ago

Could a Side Hustle Gig Provide More Financial Peace of Mind in Your 60s?

Traditional jobs are no longer the sole source of income for many. According to a recent Bankrate study, more than 44 million Americans are engaged in some type of ‘side hustle’ income endeavor…

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6 years ago

How to Reach Your Peak Performance After 60

Have you ever felt like an ant pushing a boulder up a mountain?

A deadline for an important project is looming. You’re pushing hard to get this completed, but you can’t seem to make any progress. Read More

6 years ago

The Downside of Relentless Positivity in Your 60s

Last month, I wrote a post 3 Remarkable Gifts That Help You Flourish in Your 60s, which generated lots of feedback, both online and offline.

While many comments were affirming, there was also some pushback on what was perceived to be an overly optimistic and even simplistic view of life in our 60s. Read More

6 years ago

3 Remarkable Gifts that Help You Flourish in Your 60s

When I was 57, there was a day of reckoning. Truth be told, it ran longer than a single day. It was more like a series of “dark and stormy nights.”

The nest was empty, and while we were delighted to see our three sons flying solo with minimal turbulence, their need for guidance from us was dropping sharply. Read More

7 years ago

Why More Boomers Are Rejecting the “Senior” Label

I’ve never been fond of labels.

Labels tend to perpetuate negative stereotypes and prompt people to jump to the wrong conclusions.
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