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Tips And Tricks From Inspired Minds To Help With Your Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.02.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Here is some collaborative thinking and ideas that might motivate you and help you find your path to the Reinvention that you are seeking.

Taking The Leap To Make Unrealized Dreams Come True

Jackie Walker | Posted 12.01.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Do you leap? What are your unrealized dreams and can you take that risk to watch them come true? I now and always think of him with each step I take skipping along this life. I also delight in watching my sons take those leaps into their lives. I know that my dad is very proud.

The Perfect Job For Older Americans Looking For Work

Ken Solin | Posted 11.22.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

At 70 I became a voice actor. I felt at home acting with my voice mostly because I've always been a performer at heart and voice acting was a logical step.

How To Live A Healthier -- And More Affordable -- Life Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.22.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Winter is coming, and 'tis the season, as they say. Just about the time the snow starts to fly back in the good 'ol USA is when we get that annual urge to count our blessings that we are fortunate enough to live and work abroad.

8 Reasons Age Is A Giant Plus For Older Job-Seekers

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Above all, remember that maintaining a positive attitude is critical to the success of your job search. Focus on the advantages of your experience, stress your enthusiasm for the position, show how you will contribute and make certain to highlight your assets as you network and during a job interview.

How To Enjoy The Perfect Family Life By Moving To Nicaragua | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty

Since arriving in the beach town of San Juan del Sur this year, Marisa Francis has come to appreciate life's simple pleasures.

A Social Media Starter's Guide For Job Seekers

Tracy Darchini | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Tracy Darchini

Looking for a job for the first time in over a decade can be a lot like trying to date again after getting divorced from a long marriage. You can try to do it the same way you did when you were much younger, but you would have much more success using social media to find the right match.

How To Enjoy Cultured Living For Less In Lovely Ecuador | Posted 10.20.2016 | Fifty

In Quito they not only save on rent, but on utilities, as well. For electric, water, internet, and cable TV, their monthly expenses are just $181, compared to the $610 they were paying in Las Vegas.

11 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before Retiring Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Here are 11 things I've learned from the school of hard knocks after three international moves across three continents with two kids, a dog, a turtle, a husband, and two businesses.

How To Manage Your Finances When You Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.19.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The best advice is this: Before you ever leave home, take stock of your financial world as it exists now and consider what your needs will be in your new overseas home.

Second Time's a Charm?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Others in your age bracket are hanging it up, but not you. You're itching for your next big challenge. But unfortunately, you've climbed as high as you can go within your current organization. You know you need to make a move.

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

Ken Solin | Posted 03.01.2017 | 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.

The Magic of a Re-Admit

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 02.11.2017 | Education
Linda DeMers Hummel

I arrived at my empty classroom and started rehearsing. It was my first day teaching a college class, and I felt the need for a dramatic opening line....

The First 4 Steps To Creating A New Life Chapter

Emily Conyngham | Posted 02.05.2017 | Fifty
Emily Conyngham

Maybe you already know how to start a radically different life. Maybe you're already in love with yourself. For me, moving to France, and learning to be really content in my relationship with myself, took a million little steps.

Doors: The Gateway to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Doors - they hold the promise of something new, curiosity, adventure, fresh starts, mystery. They all stand just on the other side of that door. So close yet so far away. Bringing two worlds together, yet part of the same. Inches apart yet so divided.

6 Ways To Gain Control In The Face Of Uncertainty

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.10.2016 | 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.

Thank You Jon Stewart! Shifting Gears After 50 Doesn't Mean Retirement

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

As a woman who shifted professional gears and left the traditional employment track at midlife, I'm used to being bombarded by those nagging questions asked only by those who have never chosen to pursue a self-propelled career without a guaranteed paycheck.

Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Edge In Today's Job Market

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.

Art Lessons: The 'Both/And' Life of Artistic Pursuit

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

5 Ways To Engineer Your Own Transformation

Tim Peek | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Tim Peek

By midlife, most of us are experts at 'going through' things -- going through divorce, going through layoffs, going through child rearing, illness, accidents or whatever life has thrown our way. Life has had its way with us; we've survived, but not necessarily thrived.

Realistic Tips For Reinventing Yourself At Any Age

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

The more we have available to us, the more it loses its appeal. The more choices we have to evaluate, the more overwhelming it all becomes. The greater the potential of successful opportunities, the more we become fearful of the possibility of not succeeding at all.

3 Tips To Finding The Right Job After 50

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When recovering from a career transition later in life, take the time to reflect on who you are and what you want before jumping into a new job or starting a new business or freelance practice.