Post-midlife, we finally have the opportunity to recognize, witness, outgrow and ultimately discard the roles, identities and positions we have assumed over the course of our lives.
For those of us over 50, that new dance is Entrepreneurship; and it's a dicey new dance for us if we've spent most of our careers in the predictable, stable and familiar corporate environment. Even if we have attained senior management ranks, the prospect of taking a chance on our own venture, depending entirely on ourselves, and forging into unknown territory is uncomfortable at best.
Millions of Americans, particularly baby boomers, will hit the road this coming year in search of a relaxing escape. Despite the popularity of weekend travel, trips taken between Monday and Friday can often provide greater value to a traveler. Consider the following benefits.
The U.S. Census notes that there are more than 77 million American baby boomers, born right after the post-World War II "Baby Boom," and many of them will have longer lifespans than their own parents.
It's unfortunate, but the past few years the Social Security Administration has made some major budget and staff cuts that have greatly increased their phone service and field office wait times for their customers. With that said, here's an alternative option and some tips that can help make your access to Social Security a little faster and easier.
Before I turned 50, I thought death happened to other people. I knew I was supposed to die someday, but the prospect seemed more conceptual than a reality.
Unlike several generations before, those headed into the retirement years today are taking very different paths. Where people who retired at the end of the last century might have been content to play golf or cards and take the occasional trip, today's active baby boomers have big and diverse plans. And what's most interesting is that they are not passive plans.
I wish you could meet Mooster Rob. That's what I called him. He is all that Frank was not. He is kind, caring, loving, and giving. I am convinced that he would give his last penny to anyone who would ask for it. Today, he spent the day helping me put things on Ebay. Is he crazy? He must be.