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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.

“People Over 50 Are Too Old to Start a Business” – An Angry Debate with an Old Friend
2 years ago

“People Over 50 Are Too Old to Start a Business” – An Angry Debate with an Old Friend

I don’t usually let stupid comments get to me, but, the other day, one of my good friends said something that really ticked me off. No, they didn’t criticize my hair or tell me that I looked fat in my favorite dress. They told me that I was wasting my time trying to help older adults to change their financial future. Specifically, she said: Read More

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?
2 years ago

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?

Your money style, whatever it may be, can be helpful, but it can also block your progress. Oftentimes we cling to beliefs about money without even thinking about why we hold them. Read More

How to Start a Consulting Business After 50: 6 Tips You Need to Know
2 years ago

How to Start a Consulting Business After 50: 6 Tips You Need to Know

Before I retired from my corporate career, I thought that starting a business meant finding a big idea, developing a product, hiring staff and setting out to “make the world a better place.” Like most people, I saw the stories of companies like Facebook and Google and believed that starting a company required a hard-to-find combination of business and technical skills. Read More

Could a Side Hustle Gig Provide More Financial Peace of Mind in Your 60s?
2 years ago

Could a Side Hustle Gig Provide More Financial Peace of Mind in Your 60s?

Traditional jobs are no longer the sole source of income for many.

According to a recent Bankrate study, more than 44 million Americans are engaged in some type of ‘side hustle’ income endeavor. Read More

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

Tapping into the Gig Economy and Working as an Independent Contractor in Your 60s
2 years ago

Tapping into the Gig Economy and Working as an Independent Contractor in Your 60s

The gig economy? What is that? It is simply a technical word for the economy that absorbs a number of part-time and flexi-time workers into employment on a contractual basis, via the Internet. Read More

Starting a Business Around Your Hobby After 60? Here’s How to Market It!
2 years ago

Starting a Business Around Your Hobby After 60? Here’s How to Market It!

Now that you have decided to start your little business selling your products, it is time to address how you are going to set up your marketing plan. Up till now, you have been doing your hobby for fun and perhaps selling a few items/services here and there. Read More

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks
2 years ago

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks

Why is it that time seems to fly now that we’re 60 or 70 or 80? I’m often amazed when a wedding, the death of friend or a move to a new city was 20 or 30 years ago. Heavens, it’s already 2018! What happened to 2017? Read More

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Business in Retirement
2 years ago

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Business in Retirement

Turning a favorite hobby into a business venture sounds like a good idea, right? After all, you have been involved in your hobby for several years. Everyone thinks your work is wonderful and would love to have one of your inspiring creations. Read More

7 Ways to Go from Employee to Employer and Live the Retirement of Your Dreams
2 years ago

7 Ways to Go from Employee to Employer and Live the Retirement of Your Dreams

During my first year of self-employment I earned $13,000. I lived on ramen noodles and peanut butter and turned down social outings because I couldn’t afford a glass of wine. It was one of the best years of my life. Read More