Managing Money

Managing your money in retirement is just as important as making it. Money gives us the ability to live a good life and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Let's explore the world of encore careers, jobs for seniors and small business success.

9 years ago

The Challenges of a Multi-Generational Workforce

For the first time in history, four generations are present side by side in the workplace. A great grandmother in her 70s can be working alongside the grandchild of a neighbour. Multi-generational workforce dynamics are becoming more complicated with longevity increasing and retirement being delayed – there are many aspects of working with people from other generations that are fun and refreshing, but there are also some potential challenges and pitfalls to keep in mind. Read More

9 years ago

Starting a Business After 60? Begin with Your Mindset

As women in our 60s, we have demonstrated our resourcefulness and resilience throughout our lives. We’ve become experts at doing things for the first time. We’ve earned degrees, raised families, managed our careers and travelled alone. We have proven again and again that we are masters of reinvention.

Now as we reach our 60s, many of us are facing our greatest challenge yet – how to survive and thrive without a job. One option is Read More

9 years ago

Considering an Encore Career? Here are the Highest Paying Jobs for Women

As we reach our 60s, many women are finding that the careers that supported us for decades are coming to an end. This represents a challenge and an opportunity. On the one hand, letting go of what we have always done is scary. In addition, many of us worry about how we will support ourselves financially in the years ahead. On the other hand, leaving one job behind is an opportunity to start something new – an encore career that will give us meaning and, hopefully, a little extra money. Read More

9 years ago

Career Advice and Jobs for Women Over 50 – Kerry Hannon (Video)

Kerry Hannon is an expert on personal finance and careers for boomer women and is my special guest in this episode of the Sixty and Me Show. Kerry is a writer for Forbes magazine and Next Avenue and is AARP’s Jobs Expert. Kerry is also the author of the best-selling book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+. Read More

9 years ago

Home Based Business Ideas for Women Over 60

Many women over 60 would love to earn some extra money on the side – whether we’re winding down our careers or looking to make our retirement savings last longer, extra cash is always welcome. But how can women over 60 make money, especially while working a flexible schedule and doing interesting work?

Fortunately, the Internet makes it more possible than ever before for women to make money working from home. Read More

9 years ago

6 Freelance Jobs that are Perfect for Retired Business Professionals

There is a good reason that the “free” is part of the word freelance. Technology and an acceptance of remote working among employers are giving this new style of working a boost. If you are retired, or considering retirement, and have ever dreamt of working from home or independent locations, freelancing may be an attractive option for you. Read More

9 years ago

I Love Free Stuff! 8 Things You Are Paying For that Should Be Free

One of the best ways to make your retirement savings last longer is to save money on everyday expenses. But what if you could save even more money… by getting things for free? Whether you’re a hardcore coupon collector, a natural bargain hunter, or just looking to save some extra money, here are a few ideas for things you can get for free: Read More

9 years ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself While Planning for Retirement

Many women over 60 are getting ready to retire, if we haven’t retired already. But our generation of women is reinventing retirement in a way that would be unrecognizable to our parents’ generation. For many of us, our “golden years” are not going to be spent sitting quietly on rocking chairs watching TV. Instead of being sedentary, silent and shut away from the world, women over 60 are approaching our retirement years with a new spirit of focus, purpose, energy and ambition. Read More

9 years ago

10 Powerful Ways to Spend Less and Do More After Retirement

As many people have found out the hard way, life after retirement is tough. For starters, most of us haven’t saved as much as we once hoped that we would.

In addition, many of us are struggling to find meaning with our family circumstances changing. Fortunately, there are several simple steps that you can take to spend less, while doing more, after retirement. Read More

9 years ago

4 Destructive Loans to Avoid in Retirement

Women over 60 are often trying to take care of so many people in our lives – we give of ourselves, our time, our talents, and our money. Whether that means buying gifts for grandchildren, supporting a spouse who might have lost a job, or even supporting grown children who have trouble finding a job or affording a house, many women over 60 are generous to the point that we forget to look out for ourselves first. Read More