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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.

Glance Back, Move Forward: 8 Financial Ideas for Over 50s to End the Year on a Solid Note
2 weeks ago

Glance Back, Move Forward: 8 Financial Ideas for Over 50s to End the Year on a Solid Note

With the end of 2019 drawing near, it’s time to figure out how to be financially wise to our best advantage. For those of you over 50, it’s time to put money into your own or a spousal IRA. The limit is $7,000…
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Pros and Cons of Working in the Burgeoning Gig Economy After You Hit 60
4 weeks ago

Pros and Cons of Working in the Burgeoning Gig Economy After You Hit 60

When we were growing up, we used the term “gig” in the context of musicians – so and so is doing a gig tonight at such and such a club. In fact, the term was first coined by jazz musicians…
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Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!
2 months ago

Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!

Working from home can be a mixed blessing for those of us old enough to have finally finished with putting on those high heels every day and going in to the office (or shop, or wherever) to work…
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What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?
2 months ago

What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?

I had lunch with a friend the other day. Like me, she launched a new business in her 50s. Now, she’s launching another one (after taking a year out to recover from cancer)…
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5 Qualities You Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur in Retirement
2 months ago

5 Qualities You Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur in Retirement

Research shows that the number of people planning to leave a traditional “job” and instead go with self-employment is set to rise exponentially by 2020. In many economies, the lack of jobs in the formal sector is driving…
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5 Secret Weapons That Older Entrepreneurs Have and How to Use Them
3 months ago

5 Secret Weapons That Older Entrepreneurs Have and How to Use Them

The obvious strength that older entrepreneurs bring to the business table is the stash of skills and knowledge acquired and built up over a 40-year career. But what are the secret weapons…
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Why Being a Nanny is a Life-Changing Job for Retirees
4 months ago

Why Being a Nanny is a Life-Changing Job for Retirees

When our careers are in full swing, we don’t think about the importance of jobs for retirees. Either we assume that we will save enough money to live in comfort in the “best years of our lives” or we look forward to enjoying our freedom in retirement, without working, even if it means cutting back on luxuries.  Read More

7 Qualities of a Good Entrepreneur That Will Help You Start a Business in Retirement
4 months ago

7 Qualities of a Good Entrepreneur That Will Help You Start a Business in Retirement

In a previous blog, I offered some points to consider when you decide to become an entrepreneur in retirement. This time I would like to look at the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur. Read More

How Previous Life Experiences Can Help You Start Your Own Business After 60
5 months ago

How Previous Life Experiences Can Help You Start Your Own Business After 60

Did turning 60 impact you like it did me? Despite bracing myself for depression, based on warnings by friends who hit the milestone before I did, somehow, I escaped unscathed…
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4 Reasons Why I Decided to Work with a Business Coach in Retirement (And What I Learned)
5 months ago

4 Reasons Why I Decided to Work with a Business Coach in Retirement (And What I Learned)

When I retired at the age of 60, I had no idea what I would do with this new stage of my life. I had not planned to leave work at 60; in my mind I had thought I would continue working on till 65…
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