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The Crazy Leap I Made When My Industry Changed Overnight

Gary Burr | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

That was a time when it felt like I would write a song on Monday, it was cut on Wednesday and by Friday it was on the radio. I liked those days very much. Very much indeed. Nothing stays the same.

Her Second Act: Building An Empire On Bloody Marys

Lori Weiss | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, was to have a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that they ...

WATCH: Tony Robbins' Tips How To Reinvent Yourself After 50

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Tony Robbins, author, entrepreneur and star of the television program "Breakthrough," sat down with Marlo Thomas to discuss reinvention. Huff/Post50 a...

Bridging the Gap to an Encore Career

David Bank | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
David Bank

New approaches and small investments in midlife transitions can help millions of people secure their own financial futures so they can help others in their encore careers.

Laura Rowley

Encore Careers: New Study Highlights Challenges Of Transition | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Fifty

Transitioning into an "encore career" can be a lengthy and expensive process, and more support mechanisms are needed to help post 50s bridge the gap, ...

Late Blooming: The Timeline For Second Acts Isn't Finite

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

For any of you who have struggled to realize a dream or long held the notion that there is a finite time line for what you want to accomplish, hang on a tick. I am here to say that anything, really, is possible.

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Ditching Corporate Success For A Sparkling Passion (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Making A Case For Condoms (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Be a Comeback Kid: How to Reinvent Yourself at Any Age

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Maddy Dychtwald

Ultimately, what the new cyclic life offers us is time. Time to relax. Time to explore. Time to reconsider. Time to reinvent. Time to fire up our engines and time to dial them down again.

Community Colleges Training Post 50s For Jobs

Huff/Post50 | Erica Smith | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

After working years as a litigation paralegal, Alison Grazul, 63, found herself a victim of the floundering economy, out of work with four children an...

Mary Kate Sheridan

Hired! 7 Critical Job Search Tips for Post 50s | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

While it is never easy to lose a job, it is particularly difficult for Post 50s, many of whom have dedicated more than two decades to their careers an...

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: A Recipe For Success (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Second Life: Why I Started A Business After 50

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

Why do people start businesses? The typical answers -- to get rich, to follow a passion, to find work/life balance -- are rarely the true reasons. Fir...

Even If The Muse Calls Late In Life, Listen

Dinah Berland | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

For painters, poets, or writers of any age, art doesn't come from the body; it comes from imagination and desire.

Baby Boomers: Turning To Serve God

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

Annie Wells will be 58 when she graduates in May from the Claremont School of Theology. She hopes to land a paid internship and ultimately a job as a ...

What To Do When Your Life Makeover Flops

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

Is there a form of "re-invention" that can work as we grow older, that does make sense when the temper of the times shifts away from our previously recognized skills and successes?

Teaching As A Second Career

Second Act | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Sitting at your desk at your corporate job, have you ever wished you were back at school? If so, why not consider teaching?...

The Unexpected Job You May Already Be Qualified For | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

Are you passionate about history, art or science? Have you assembled an interesting personal collection over the years? A museum may be the perfect pl...

How To Earn A Black Belt in Karate in Your 50s

Second Act | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

A few years ago, for martial arts instructor Harry Grimm's 50th birthday, his wife treated him to a trip to Bimini. On a snorkeling cruise, the captai...

Why Santa School Is Becoming A Second Act

Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty

A specific breed of Post50s are pursuing a second act where a properly curled beard earns you top marks and a red suit and boots takes the place of a ...

Marathon Swimmer Finds Second Act As A Writer

Second Act | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Even as she tested the limits of human endurance with marathon ocean swims -- including an unprecedented crossing of the Bering Strait between Alaska ...

Boomers Want Better Career Choices

David Bank | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
David Bank

Some issues confronting the country require hard choices and tough tradeoffs. Helping experienced adults enhance their financial security by working for a better future should not be one of them.

New York Non-Profit Attracts Post50 Volunteers

Posted 11.25.2011 | Fifty

Many Post50s are following the path of reinvention, taking up encore careers, starting second acts and receiving standing ovations for seeking new ful...

Post50s Embrace 'Encore' Careers

USA Today | Sandra Block | Posted 11.23.2011 | Fifty

Lara Hara, 56, an engineer at Intel in Cupertino, Calif., isn't ready to retire, but he wants a break from his high-pressure job. Like many Boomers, h...

Is It Time To Consider A Second Job?

Second Act | Posted 11.16.2011 | Fifty

If you think you're going to hang onto your current job until retirement, you're dreaming, says career coach Ford R. Myers. "I have clients who say, '...