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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.

2 years ago

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Of course, the answer is, “Nothing.” There is nothing wrong with me just as there is nothing wrong with you – in case you were wondering. However, I am in the age group considered to be old and undesirable for employment…

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2 years ago

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

I am not the only person I know in my 60s 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…

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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

Facing Ageism When Looking for Employment After 60? Don’t Stop Looking – Try Temping!

Many of us who are of a certain age find ourselves looking for new employment. The reasons are many and varied. What we all have in common though is the reaction we get when we apply for a new position…

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2 years ago

5 Ways to Discover Your Skills and Start a New Career After 50

You will be surprised how many opportunities you will have to showcase your unique skills during the job interview. These skills will help you to get hired. Thinking about this ahead of time will help you present a confident attitude and image…

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2 years 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. There are two reasons to wait to apply for benefits if you plan to continue to work – penalties and taxes…

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2 years ago

How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career

There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching: “The first year you get it wrong. The second year you fix it. And the third year you’re bored.” As I settle into my third year running my…

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2 years ago

Is There No Escape from Overthinking?

After submitting my first article for Sixty and Me, “What Should I Do? Confessions of an Overthinker,” I wanted to affirm my next step. I had decided to enter the blogosphere, but found myself overthinking, again. This week, I’ve been feeling…

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2 years ago

Can I Turn My Passion into a Viable Business?

Women are living longer than ever and are remaining vital into advanced old age. As a result, it is possible that we will outlive our significant others and our savings or will need to supplement our retirement income. Additionally, many of us who have aged…

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2 years ago

5 Easy Steps to Get You on the Path to Finding a Job You Enjoy

We are all afraid of the unknown. And not knowing exactly what it is we want stops us in our tracks. So, we get stuck. We choose safety over fulfillment because of overwhelm! I’m thinking about Jesse, who was stuck in a job that, over the years…

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