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.

2 years 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

2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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

2 years 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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2 years 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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