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Boomers Start Here: How to Reframe

With increasing regularity, late-career professionals are hitting a wall in their fifties. Whether they’ve been summarily let go, bought out of their jobs, or are unwilling to retire, baby boomers often find themselves at a career crossroads, unsure of their next steps. Low retirement savings, increased longevity, and unexpected family responsibilities (to adult children and/or […]

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Get Fired? How Boomers Can Take the New “High Road”

What’s the first thing you should do when you get fired?  I’ll bet “post on social media” is not what comes to mind. Yet that’s exactly what Sree Sreenivasan, savvy gen-x tech journalist, Columbia professor, and, until recently, Chief Digital Officer at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, did when he got fired from this high-profile […]

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Meaningful Work vs. Traditional Retirement

This goes to the heart of my practice – questioning the assumption that our goal as we get into our 50s and 60s is to “retire.”  The more I look at our economic status and our lifestyle – or maybe it’s our cultural identity, I can’t help but feel like the concept of retirement is […]

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Home-Based Business Ideas for Boomers

For baby boomers looking to get out of corporate America, starting a small home-based business  may be one of the best ways to get yourself back in the professional saddle. Home-based businesses are often easy to start and require little capital outlay, making them an ideal investment for first-time entrepreneurs. Leveraging the Internet is the common […]

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Start Your Second-Act Career with a ROBS Rollover

Resources abound for individuals looking to start a new business for a second-act career, from multiple loans options to crowdfunding, etc. But the Rollovers for Business Start-ups (ROBS) strategy stands out as a unique opportunity for older business owners who are looking to manage the risk associated with a new start-up. At first blush, I […]

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Productivity Hacks: Review Your System

The following post on productivity first appeared on my blog at Guidant Financial. At the beginning of the year, I like to review the systems and procedures I’m using to see if there are ways I can improve my productivity at work. As a consultant and small business owner, I’m doing it all pretty much by […]

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6 Steps to Embrace Career Uncertainty

Dealing with career uncertainty can be one of the toughest challenges we boomers must confront at this stage in our lives. We are all well aware of how reality has failed to conform to the rosy scenarios we learned as children: that we would work for supportive companies who would provide us with pensions, that […]

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Building Virtual Teams for Your Small Business

Starting a small business can be a scary and lonely proposition — particularly if you’re emerging from a long career with a large organization and all of the resources that went along with it. But the brilliant advantage of starting a small business in the new digital age is that most of the costly and cumbersome barriers […]

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Training Boomers for Success in the New Economy

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 and there’s nothing they can do to […]

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Tips for Boomers on Starting their Small Business

Our baby boomer generation is at a crossroads. We were brought up to believe that if we got a good education, worked hard and stayed loyal, we would be rewarded with a continuous career and the opportunity to pay off the mortgage, put the kids through school (without student debt) and retire comfortably. But the reality, […]

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