At 60, Diane Fuchs knows a little bit about investing for retirement. The Washington, D.C.-based employee benefits attorney has a 401(k) plan, a mix of IRA accounts—and a good sense of discipline about protecting her retirement funds. Yet six months ago, worried about a tumbling stock market, Fuchs anxiously considered selling off all the equities […]
Read Published Artilcle There’s one thing virtually all working moms agree upon: The key to success—as both a professional and a parent—is piecing together some sort of flexible work arrangement. The good news is that employers are increasingly open to this. But consider the fine print: What sounds good or looks appealing on paper can […]
Read Posted Article If you’re like most women, restarting your career after a few years off to raise kids depends on three magic words: flexible work schedule. While a 40-hour-plus workweek remains the norm, many employers—maybe even your old one—have adapted to the demands of working parents. With a little smooth talking and determination on […]
Stitching together a new life Read Published Article Susan Wolcott is a child of the ’60s. As soon as she graduated from high school in 1969, she left her hometown of Olympia, Wash., and “did the hippie thing,” she says, taking the time to find out what was important to her—community, listening, spirituality, holistic health, […]
Read Published Article You’ll be pleased to discover that in the five or 10 years you’ve been out raising kids, the work world has loosened up a tad. Some of the trends you’ll have to adapt to: ubiquitous smart phones, instant messaging and text messaging, the heavy reliance on search engines, and perhaps most favorable […]
Read Published Article Can you afford to go back to work? The extra family income sounds great, but many women returning to the workforce forget to account for a lot of expenses. The truth is that working costs money, from child-care expenses to dry-cleaning bills to maybe even hiring a dog walker. For many women, […]
College towns and centers of healthcare or state government tend to make great bets. By Emily Brandon , Kerry Hannon Read Published Article Many seniors are going to be employed past age 65, both for the money and because they enjoy working. But jobs aren’t exactly easy to come by right now. The unemployment rate […]
Running companies was his thing. Volunteering was not. Until the tsunami Read Article as Published Picture yourself atop a ski slope in Telluride, Colo., with a day of perfect powder schussing before you. You pause, take it all in—and wish you were helping Hurricane Katrina flood victims dig out of rotting houses. It was […]
Many are using their retirement years to pursue a purpose, a passion, or a dream Read article To become a certified personal fitness instructor, you have to be at least 18 years old. New Yorker Liliane Kates had that nailed. When she took the exam in 2005, she was well past 65. Of course, the […]
Many are using their retirement years to pursue a purpose, a passion, or a dream Read article To become a certified personal fitness instructor, you have to be at least 18 years old. New Yorker Liliane Kates had that nailed. When she took the exam in 2005, she was well past 65. Of […]
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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