Boomers reinvent traditional retirement with Act 2 careers

Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Americans are living longer and working longer. Studies show that people in their 50s and 60s are bucking traditional retirement in favor of second careers either for fulfillment of their passions or to ensure savings will last through the remainder of their lifetimes.

Encore entrepreneurs: They're older and they have more insurance

Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Statistics indicate that Americans in the 55-64 age group start new businesses at a higher rate than those in their 20s and 30s – a finding that has been constant from 1996 to 2013, according to research conducted by the...

Country cowboy launches sauce business based on family recipes

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Earnest ‘Bronko’ Carr owns Checotah-based Bronko’s Pit BBQ Sauces, a business he launched in 2013 to augment his retirement savings.

Now what? Laid off at middle age

Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

For at 50-plus employee, job loss can be quite a blow. But it could have an upside, says James Farris of James Farris Associates which specializes in outplacement for laid off workers, in addition to employment consulting and job searches.

Job loss leads to better future

Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Lynda Autry, 57, has landed a job she loves. But a few months ago, that seemed like a very distant possibility.

Job hunt post-50: Good reasons to hire a 'seasoned' employee

Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

For job hunters over 50 in search of a second career, the road can seem daunting. After all, who wants to hire someone whose so-called “productive years” are behind him or her? A lot of companies, says Robert A. Funk,...

Dealing with the 'overqualified' label

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Here are some questions that can help you emphasize your attitude, interests, skills and experience that led you to apply for the position.

Career Crossroads: Reinventing yourself after 50

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Encore.org vice president Marci Alboher, whose 2011 book “The Encore Career Handbook” is an invaluable resource for older workers looking for purposeful career alternatives, discussed the “encore career” phenomenon in an interview.

Boomer vs. millennial: a tale of 2 job recoveries

Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Baby boomers and millennials have had different experiences in the recovery from the recession.