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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.

World to Retirees: You’re on Your Own! (Here’s How to Take Control!)
4 days ago

World to Retirees: You’re on Your Own! (Here’s How to Take Control!)

There was a time, not so long ago, when retirees could expect to live comfortably on their previous employer’s defined-benefit pension plan. With their monthly payments…
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3 Big Fears that Stop Seniors from Renting their Home on Airbnb (and How to Deal with Them)
1 month ago

3 Big Fears that Stop Seniors from Renting their Home on Airbnb (and How to Deal with Them)

I am a BIG believer in passive income. Why? Because, in today’s low interest environment, $1 in yearly passive income can be worth $20 in retirement savings (or more!) So, even if you have never thought of yourself as an entrepreneurial person…
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How to Make Extra Money FAST in Retirement ($100-500 More Per Month, Without Working!)
2 months ago

How to Make Extra Money FAST in Retirement ($100-500 More Per Month, Without Working!)

So, you’ve retired. Congratulations! All that’s left to do now is to book a tee time and sit in front of your pool with a glass of champagne in one hand and the Sunday Times in the other. Yeah right! Unless you are one of the “lucky” few who have saved millions…
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Why I Hate the Term “Jobs for Seniors”… But Embrace the Idea of Working in Retirement
2 months ago

Why I Hate the Term “Jobs for Seniors”… But Embrace the Idea of Working in Retirement

If you look up “jobs for seniors” on Google, you are likely to find dozens of articles with jobs that require no experience are easy to do part-time and that you can do at home. While there is no doubt that these attributes are appealing to some retirees, overall, I believe…
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3 Reasons Boomers Need a Side Hustle More than Millennials
2 months ago

3 Reasons Boomers Need a Side Hustle More than Millennials

If the lifestyle gurus are to be believed, starting a side-hustle is one of the surest paths to wealth at any age. But, on the whole, it is Millennials who have truly embraced the “Four Hour Workweek” and similar books.

Rejecting yesterday’s conventional wisdom – “Do well in school, go to college, get a good job, work hard for 45 years and retire” – younger workers are embracing freelancing, following their passions and planning their next job during the orientation for their current one. Read More

5 Ways You Can Use Self-Isolation to Start Your Business Now
2 months ago

5 Ways You Can Use Self-Isolation to Start Your Business Now

If you’ve been contemplating starting a business, now is the perfect time. All of us are being asked to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We suddenly have extra time on our hands…
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How Being “Old” Makes Me More Successful
3 months ago

How Being “Old” Makes Me More Successful

When we were in our 20s and 30s we had many advantages in life. Do I need to list them all? I don’t think so. We are very aware of those advantages… both the real ones and the imagined…
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Leaving a Long-Time Career? Write a “Dear Job” Letter!
3 months ago

Leaving a Long-Time Career? Write a “Dear Job” Letter!

By  •  Mindset

Shortly after Karen and I decided to launch a business together, she put some temporary brakes on it. Whereas for me this next stage was just a pivot in direction for my freelance writing career…
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4 Crazy Excuses Older Adults Give for Not Starting a Business (#3 Really Makes Me Mad!)
3 months ago

4 Crazy Excuses Older Adults Give for Not Starting a Business (#3 Really Makes Me Mad!)

By the time we reach our 60s, we finally realize that the best way to become a millionaire in retirement is to start investing 10% of everything you make in your 20s. Now, if someone could just invent a time machine so that we could go back…
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6 Questions that Can Help You Generate New Business Ideas at Any Age
3 months ago

6 Questions that Can Help You Generate New Business Ideas at Any Age

When I talk with other people of my generation about starting a business, the most common response that I get is along the lines of “I’d love to start a business… but, I have no idea what to do.” Read More