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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.

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?
7 months ago

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?

There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door. Read More

5 Reasons Your 50s Are the Perfect Time to Start a Business
7 months ago

5 Reasons Your 50s Are the Perfect Time to Start a Business

People love stories, especially when they reinforce our own beliefs and prejudices. This is true in life and in business. Well, today, I want to talk about one narrative that is not only killing our dreams as older adults but is also damaging our economy – the story of the young, hacker entrepreneur.

Like the protagonist of Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” we have heard the story of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur a hundred times. Read More

How to Quickly Get Your First 3 Clients as a Consultant or Freelancer
7 months ago

How to Quickly Get Your First 3 Clients as a Consultant or Freelancer

So, you’ve decided to start your very own side hustle? Good on you! From my conversations with hundreds of people in their 50s and 60s, I can tell you, without hesitation, that working as a freelancer or consultant is…
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Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement as a Freelance Writer? (Here’s a Better Idea)
7 months ago

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement as a Freelance Writer? (Here’s a Better Idea)

Over the last 6 years, I have spent over $50,000 on freelance writing services. I have hired $100-per-hour specialists and $6 per hour transcribers. I have worked with some of these freelancers for so long that they feel like friends. Others have provided work so poor that I didn’t even bother to post it. Read More

The Many Ways Coaching Gives Joy and Empowerment as We Age
8 months ago

The Many Ways Coaching Gives Joy and Empowerment as We Age

Just before lockdown, I ran into a student whom I’d worked with a year ago. She was in the office of a local university where I coach PhD students on how to write their dissertations. She was there to pick up her diploma…
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7 “Jobs for Teens” that Are Actually Great “Jobs for Seniors!”
8 months ago

7 “Jobs for Teens” that Are Actually Great “Jobs for Seniors!”

My first “real” job was as a waitress at a pizza joint in Boulder, Colorado. But, like many kids of my generation, my childhood was filled with odd jobs – delivering newspapers, babysitting and cleaning…
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World to Retirees: You’re on Your Own! (Here’s How to Take Control!)
8 months 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)
9 months 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!)
10 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
10 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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