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5 Ways to Make Work More Tolerable

Joseph Liu | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

When you're in situations like this, you can't always just get up and leave. You've got to pay bills. Maintain continuity on your resume. Keep your reputation intact. So let's say you decide to stick it out. What do you do when you're not exactly feeling it at work?

4 Signs You Need to Move On in Your Career

Joseph Liu | Posted 08.08.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

So you've come to the realization you're unhappy with your career path. You can't remember the last time you looked forward to a Monday morning. You're no longer are proud of your response to the question, "What do you do?"

When You Don't Have Enough Gold For Your Golden Years

Jeb Harrison | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Like many of my Boomer contemporaries, I don't foresee retiring to the golf course, or the cruise ship, or the garden, the garage, or even the couch. Instead, I suspect that we'll need to be generating an income - not through our meager investments but through the sweat on our carbuncled brows and the toil of our arthritic hands - until we draw our last ragged breaths.

Encore Careers: The Life-Long Learning Trajectory

Jason Wingard | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Jason Wingard

Corporate experience is helping fill the talent gap for seasoned management in the growing nonprofit industry. A second career, later in life, is part of today's new "life-long learning trajectory."

Deciding What to Do in Retirement

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I'm less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Ca...

Is An Encore Career Right For You? Here's How To Know.

Mike Kennedy | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Mike Kennedy

A working retirement is not just about the money, although working beyond 65 would be a huge plus for many boomers anticipating a major shortfall in their retirement savings. I'm sure we can all agree that the motivation for Warren Buffett, at 80, to go into the office every day is not monetary.

An Encore of Service

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Surveys show that at least 45 million of the more than 100 million Americans over 50 are eager to serve their communities and country in their later years. Most worry they are leaving the world in worse condition than they inherited and want to make it right.

4 Signs You're in the Wrong Job

Joseph Liu | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

Have you been feeling disengaged at work? Do you feel your mind wandering? Do you wonder if this job is really the right one for you? You may not be completely unhappy, but you also know you're not happy.

How an Adjustment in Perspective in Your 50's Can Be an Absolute Game Changer

Mike Kennedy | Posted 03.30.2016 | Fifty
Mike Kennedy

A couple of years ago I, like so many 50 something executives, found myself looking at the prospect of yet another job search, after 30+ years as a co...

How I Began A New Career As A Voiceover Actor At 70

Ken Solin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I'm sharing my aging journey in the hope that it might encourage other older boomers. I just began a new career as a voiceover actor at 70, something I inadvertently stumbled onto after receiving a spam email.

Why The Population's Aging Should Be Seen As An Asset

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

One of the most brilliant things about Marc Freedman's Encore is its starting point: it sees the aging of the population as an asset. It sees these extra decades of life as a resource that can -- and must -- be put to good use.

How To Create Your Own Social Security

Randall Hartman | Posted 02.01.2017 | Fifty
Randall Hartman

There is a lot of insecurity about Social Security. No one need remind you the future of Social Security is in doubt. This is not good news for the 59...

Why Giving Up My Prestigious Law Career Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

Lorie Eber | Posted 12.11.2016 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

At age 49, I decided to walk away from my position as a partner in a prestigious law firm. To describe me as a workaholic during my 23-year career is akin to saying that Mark Zuckerberg is charitable or that Donald Trump is outspoken.

"Escape" Shows Harsh Reality of Native American Youth - Best Student Film at LA SKINS FEST

Reiner Lomb | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
Reiner Lomb

Best Student Film Award winners at 2015 LA SKINS FEST. Left to right: Ute Mountain Ute Councilwoman Deanne House, film students: Tayanita Hatch, Des...

Training Boomers For Success in The New Economy

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Our generation gets a bad rap for supposedly being behind the times and slow to learn. Experts, however, tell us that nothing can be further from the truth. Here is some advice and reassurance for boomers who may be wondering if the times have indeed passed them by.

New Frontier for Successful Aging: Financial Gerontology in the Spotlight at White House Conference on Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Fresh ideas and approaches can empower a brighter future of aging, and the emergence of financial gerontology is cause for hope. This link between two disciplines that are critically important to the aging population presents the potential for new solutions and healthy, productive and purposeful outcomes for today's older adults and for generations to come.

How To Avoid Getting Downsized

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers face the increasing perception that they are getting long in the tooth, and that younger managers are better prepared to lead project teams going forward. Yet the truth is that over 80 percent of corporate managers are not only ill-suited to their jobs, but their lack of leadership negatively impacts profitability.

Successful Aging Lessons From The Military In A VUCA World

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Ageism is rampant, and many of us are burdened by debt, and costs of caring for elderly parents. Management and personal growth gurus advise us to be pro-active; to be bold in engaging with and dealing with our problems. But in this confusing world, where do we start, and what do we do?

Are Millennials Ready For A 100-Plus-Year Life?

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

We're in the midst of a demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity. Life-spans have nearly doubled in the last century due to advances in science and sanitation, and lives grow longer each year. The odds are that millennials and the generations that follow will experience significantly longer lives.

Retired... Said Who?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Denise M. Wilbanks

I'd like to invite you to do a thought experiment. Imagine what it would feel like to have spent most of your life working in corporate America. You c...

Are You a "Job Seeker" or a "Market Connector"?

Amy Radin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

What's really terrific is the pressure is gone - my job right now is to be a great market connector, and my next career is unfolding as a result. Whether for me that means a portfolio of roles or a full-time assignment remains to be seen.

7 Design Principles That Address The Needs Of The Boomer Generation

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Just because boomers are getting older doesn't mean they are leaving the scene. They are not going to be the generation that retires quietly to old age ghettos (aka 'retirement communities'). In fact, savvy businesses are recognizing that boomers are a force to be reckoned with.

Goodbye and Hello

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Valerie Sobel

From the day that art discovered me, to the opening of my first solo show, only one short year has passed. Producing a body of work (26 pieces so far) and finding the perfect gallery willing to show them sounds fictitious, yet that is exactly what happened.

3 Tried-And-True Tips For Older Women Seeking To Recapture Their Vitality

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Encore careers are perfect opportunities for boomers to combine what matters to them with what works for their business. Exercise studio owner Leigh Hometh found both personal and professional satisfaction through a career reinvention that has provided meaning and purpose in her life.

5 Reinvention Steps To Pave The Way For A Rewarding Old Age

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Rather than looking at the last act of our lives as a downward slide into powerlessness, loneliness and abandonment, we can start to pave the way right now for a rich old age full of meaning, connections, support, love and caring.