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Why An Annual Career Checkup Can Be Just As Important As A Physical

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Taking time to review the direction of your career is vital to your success in today's ever-changing job market. Therefore, as the new year begins, be certain to ask yourself the big questions.

3 Things You Must Do Now If You Can't Afford To Retire

Randall Hartman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty
Randall Hartman

Recently I turned 62 but felt no panic in spite of nearing retirement age. You might think this is the bragging of a rich man. Hardly. In addition to Social Security my retirement will be only $350 per month. Why am I not in panic mode? It's because several years ago I did three things.

Why We Need To Rethink What It Means To Age In The 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we age in this new century, more and more of us want to work, as has been well-documented by multiple surveys. So as one imagines livability for today's older Americans, opportunities for work must be at the core.

Vacationing In This South American Country Is As Good As It Gets

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For us, that's what Medellin is -- the most comfortable and pleasant place we know to settle in, settle back, and simply savor the setting, the circumstance, and the company. For our family, this is as good as it gets.

How To Do Those Things You Think You Cannot Do In 2016

Teresa Kindred | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Ask any woman who is over 40 if they have had to reinvent themselves and my guess is over half of them will say 'yes.' We leave our childhood homes and naively believe we will follow a certain path and eventually get to where we want to go.

The Third Life's A Charm

John Wilder | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty
John Wilder

We all search for what brings meaning to us at different times in our lives. We may not have nine like the proverbial cat, but we all have more than one. We work at different things and we hope we get lucky. But my father told me more than once, 'Don't wait to get lucky in life. Make your own luck.'

This Is Why December Is The Best Month To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

January and February generally represent the strongest hiring period of the year. So, if you stay active, make your presence known and build connections in December, you will be setting yourself up to be first in line when hiring takes off.

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

Lorie Eber | Posted 12.11.2015 | 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.

Why Educating Older Workers Is Crucial To Maintaining Economic Vitality

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A new study from the American Psychological Association (APA) is the latest mark in how 21st century longevity must become a driver for profound social and economic change. APA underscores that education for older adults isn't simply a question of economic participation, but of health.

6 Ways To Gain Control In The Face Of Uncertainty

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Embracing uncertainty can be one of the toughest lessons we boomers must learn. We are all well aware of how our lives and careers have failed to conform to the rosy scenarios we learned as children.

The Words To Use -- And Words To Lose -- On Your Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are conducting a job search, ask yourself the following questions: Is your resume providing you with the results you want? Is it a compelling document that highlights your skill sets and accomplishments to your best advantage?

Should Even Tech Companies Strive For Age Diversity?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

Of course companies should strive for age diversity, 'even in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.' Make that especially in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.

Always Dreamed Of Being A Lighthouse Keeper? Here's Your Chance.

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 11.03.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Lighthouse lore and allure is hard to resist, which is why many baby boomers have a lighthouse tour or two on their beloved bucket lists. Few folks know, though, that you can not only tour lighthouses, but that can keep lighthouses, too.

Here's What Retirement REALLY Looks Like

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty
R.F. Hemphill

You have no doubt had some vision of what your new retirement status would be like, and probably even made some tentative plans -- I did. My vision went something like this: I will have all this new time on my hands!

5 Simple Methods For Good Money Management

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

If you have found that your finances are getting a bit beyond your control, there are some methods that you can take that will lead to good money management. The following four methods can help get you off to a running start.

I Was A 56-Year-Old Umbrella Boy Over The Summer

Dan LaCombe | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Dan LaCombe

The last day of summer was also my last day being an umbrella boy on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at 56-years-old. After all, what's an early retiree like me meant to do? It's the greatest job ever.

3 Tips For Working Successfully With A Younger Boss

Paul Freiberger | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Paul Freiberger

The release of 'The Intern' is an opportunity to say a few things about the real world and the issues that sometimes arise when the workplace is home to different age groups, especially in places where people who are senior in age are junior in authority.

Training Boomers For Success in The New Economy

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | 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.

The One Thing You Can Do To A Bad Boss

Nancy Roman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

Just about everyone gets a bad boss sooner or later. At my age, I've been through several. My motto has always been, 'Just Outlast the Bastard.' For the most part, that mantra has worked. But now I also do something else.

Why So Many Millennials Are Financially Supporting Their Parents

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

It turns out that when it comes to retirement planning, baby boomers may be in worse shape than we thought. A survey from TD Ameritrade shows that a whopping 20 percent of millennials are supporting their parents, including baby boomer parents.

The Solution To Aging Out Of The Job Market

Jackie Harder | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Jackie Harder

Aging out of the job market is no fun. Every age has its challenges. The key is to make those challenges work in your favor. How do you do that? Here are a few solutions to aging out of the job market.

6 Habits Of Highly Successful Mentors

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Being a good mentor not only makes sense from a pay-it-forward point of view, it also makes good business sense. Boomers have all the right ingredients to successfully mentor younger professionals to become successful leaders in their own right.

The 8 Essential Rules For Office Bathroom Etiquette

Michelle Combs | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

If you work in an office, then you probably have a common bathroom that is shared by many. After spending over 30 years working in offices, it's apparent that too many people need an education or at least a reminder of good office bathroom etiquette.

The Anti-Boomer Job Discrimination That Still Exists

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Are you a 'Digital Native?' In recruiter-speak, the term is no longer just a glib demographic reference to kids who grew up playing video games. It is code for excluding older candidates from applying for jobs deemed so dependent on their use of technology, older people couldn't possibly keep up.

7 Things My Intergenerational Office Taught Me About Friendship

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am 65, and for the past four years, HuffPost's office in Los Angeles has been my work home. I am the oldest soul in the building, something I've grown used to. I happen to like my officemates -- and believe that that affection is reciprocated. But without a doubt, being the oldest comes with distinctions -- and life lessons.