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.

1 year ago

What I Learned from My Grandmother, the Entrepreneur

Her label said VIM bread ingredients included “whole grain wheat flour, raw sugar, non-fat milk solids, fresh creamery butter, salt, water, and fresh yeast,” with “nothing taken away.” Created honestly, with integrity. Authentic…

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1 year 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

1 year 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 the one 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 all these questions, they could safely proceed. Read More

1 year ago

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started

Even in the present state of the world, after we lose a job, it seems that everyone has somewhere to go each day but us. Driving next to others, they appear to be on a mission to get to work to perform a job that we don’t have. “Why them and not me,” we would ask. Read More

1 year ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

1 year 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 intricacies than someone walking the very same journey? Read More

1 year 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

2 years ago

6 Things Workers Over 60 Need to Know to Thrive in a Multi-Generational Workplace

If you choose to continue working after the official age of retirement, you stand a good chance of working in a team with Millennials and Generation X’s…

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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. Read More

2 years ago

Being the Eldest Person on Your Work Team

Many of us continue to work past the point when society expects us to retire. Maybe we don’t feel ready to retire yet, maybe we just need the money…

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