Archive Monthly Archives: March 2015

Crowdfunding & Your Encore Business Startup

Crowdfunding: it’s not just for kids, anymore. Those of us scratching our heads at the phenomenal $20 million raised by the upcoming Pebble Time smartwatch on Kickstarter, should recognize that not only is crowdfunding here to stay, it is also an important methodology to consider for Boomers looking to launch their own businesses.  While for […]

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Picking Yourself Up After a Lay-off or Downsizing

My conversation with Kerri Miller at Minnesota Public Radio over WMPR about the aftermath of the big Target layoff, and what people affected by layoffs like this can do to pick themselves up and start again.  Callers were fantastic, and shared some very uplifting stories and strategies about how they have – and in some […]

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Passion Without a Paycheck is No Retirement At All

Recently, CBS News ran a rosy report about retiree Seth Goldstein, a 75-year old inventor and retired engineer driven by a passion to create, who is hailed as “charting a course for the Baby Boomer generation” by reporter Julianna Goldman. To be accurate, Goldstein is actually older than the 51 – 69 year old Boomers. […]

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A Design Revolution: All About Boomers

As the boomer generation continues to age, demographers predict that by 2030, when all the baby boomers will have passed age 65, the over-65 crowd will reach 20 percent of the population. 10,000 of us are turning 65 every DAY. But just because we are getting older doesn’t mean that we are leaving the scene. […]

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Leigh Hometh – Supporting Women’s Health & Fitness

Encore careers are perfect opportunities for boomers to combine what matters to them with what works for their business, and fulfills their ideal lifestyle. Exercise studio owner Leigh Hometh found both personal and professional transformation through her career reinvention that has provided more meaning and purpose in her life.

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Reinvention Principles to Ensure Successful Aging

Many Boomer men and women share the “homeless guy” or “bag lady” fantasy – that there is no future for us beyond “retirement” age and no hope for successful aging.  Coupled with increased longevity, reduced savings and dwindling income, many of us are also caring for our own parents, as well as our grown kids. […]

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