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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.

The 5 Traits Midlifers Will Need To Survive The Next 20 Years

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

In 2035, the youngest boomers will be 71. The oldest will be 89. What is it going to be like to look back from that vantage point? Hopefully, most of us will have figured out how to keep working as long as possible -- certainly to 70, when the maximum Social Security benefits kick in, but probably longer.

3 Steps Boomers Can Take To Narrow The Employment Gap

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers are sending a signal to the new economy: we aren't 'moving over' to cede our careers to younger generations. Retirement at 65 is either unaffordable or irrelevant to a generation that either must keep working to survive, and/or wants to keep working to serve a meaningful and purposeful life.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Planning For Retirement

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty

When it comes to retirement planning, most of us behave like teenagers. You know that sense of immortality that teens have? Yeah, well, that's us with...

5 Specific Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Retirement

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Retirement can be a challenging time, especially when you live far away from your family. Many people also struggle with finding new friends once they leave the jobs that have given their lives meaning for decades. The good news is that we don't have to accept loneliness in retirement!

6 Tips For Overcoming Age Bias In Today's Job Market

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Susan Peppercorn

If you are searching for a new job and are over the age of 50, it's understandable that one of your biggest concerns is age discrimination. Age bias is real, but not insurmountable. Here are six tips for overcoming it.

How A Life Coach Can Help Reboot Your Life

High50 | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty

There are many different kinds of life coach, from those who specialize in a particular profession to those who take a more holistic approach.

Why Americans Work Longer Hours Than Those Overseas

Sara Rix | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Sara Rix

There are many reasons why workers don't spend much time away from the office, despite the positive impact that getting away can have on health, stress and performance.

The Defining Moments Of Every Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview and you want to do your best. Are you confident you can convey the qualities and style employers are looking to find? Are you prepared to set yourself apart with the impact of your first impression?

Why 'Doing What You Love' Isn't Enough When Starting A Business

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but it's so much more pleasant to believe that if you 'do what you love the money will follow.' The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies.