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Arenas for Retirement Activities: Play, Work, or Volunteer

Retirement activities are applied to different arenas. The arenas for retirement activities are leisure, work which includes starting a business, volunteering. Learning is also an important arena, but isn’t included within the clusters and arenas. For example, you may have a passion for gardening. As a leisure activity, you grow your own fruits and vegetable, […]

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Retirement Activities with Business and Management

One of the complaints of spouses of retired managers and executives is they try to manage the home after retirement. Many of the skills used in management are difficult to transfer to retirement. Delegation and meeting management are two examples of skills that may not translate well to a non-work environment. The other skills of […]

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Starting a new Job

A New Job At 61

It is the 10th day of my new job. I call the first two weeks “the stupid weeks.” You don’t know where anything is, remember who anyone is or understand how anything works. You have to be ON all the time, sensitive to nuance, to personality, to interactions. It is so important to make a […]

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Work in Retirement

Work in retirement is no longer an oxymoron, as many baby boomers redefine the retirement experience. While many baby boomers will choose to work to earn money and for benefits, there are many other options emerging for people who want to be employed. Many people are reaching retirement age and choosing to continue working without […]

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Write a Best Seller in Retirement

Do you want to write a best seller in retirement? Recent changes in the book publishing business have opened up new opportunities for authors to publish and profit. Now that so many people have time to write, a computer to type on, and a story to tell, there has been an explosion of new books […]

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Be a Consultant: Nuuko Seeks Solutions Experts

NUUKO IS A MARKETPLACE where enterprises needing innovative solutions on any narrow or wide issue can find the Solutions Experts with the appropriate expertise and credentials to help them. NuuKo provides all the tools policies, resources and services necessary to make that relationship successful for all involved. 1. If someone wants to be a consultant, […]

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Being a Consultant: Opportunities for Mature Workers

Many mature workers, professionals and middle managers have found themselves unemployed due to the most recent recession. When a new job becomes difficult to find, many turn to being a consultant. 1) What are both the pros and cons to being a consultant when you’re in your 50’s or 60’s? I don’t think there are […]

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Retirement Activities

Finding a Retirement Purpose in Local Politics

Walk into any town or city council, school board, homeowners association meeting and you will see retired people who are involved in governing their communities. Many retirees have been involved in politics throughout their adulthood, so running for public office is part of a natural succession. Some individuals take a passionate stance on a particular […]

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The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference

Book Review The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference By Shelly Cryer As professionals are retiring or being downsized from the corporate world, many are turning an eye to nonprofits. Not only do people see opportunities to use their skills and knowledge, there is a shift in priorities to […]

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Work on a Cruise Ship

Editors Note: Micha Berman wrote Permanent Passenger, his engaging story about working on a cruise ship after graduating from college. Micha participated in the following online interview. If you are interested about cruise ship travel, read more of his interview at Life on a Cruise Ship. Lets start with the cliché. Why did you write […]

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