Four ways to get ready for a midlife career switch Read Published Article When Cliff Stevenson chucked his 20-year career as a mortgage banker to teach social studies to high-schoolers, his salary took a freefall. To ease the hit, he and his wife sold their century-old Victorian home outside Pittsburgh and moved to a smaller […]
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 […]
Adam Penenberg’s latest book, Viral Loop, is catching. Penenberg, a professor of journalism at New York University, dizzily taps into the energy of the entrepreneurs who over the last decade and a half created some very successful Web-based businesses –Facebook, PayPal, Hotmail, to name a few. Their mode of operation: viral marketing, a method of product promotion […]
Read Published article The first books on swindler Bernie Madoff’s monstrous $65 billion Ponzi scheme have landed. Financial journalist Erin Arvedlund’s Too Good to Be True and biographer Jerry Oppenheimer’s Madoff With the Money are among the best.
Read Published Article You can shell out nearly 30 bucks for Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine and author of The Long Tail, or you can download the audiobook for free from publisher Hyperion’s website or at LongTail.com. It’s available on Scribd, Google Books, Shortcovers and iTunes. All free, for varying lengths […]
Read Published Article Pointing fingers of blame can be unseemly and unproductive. Following the sheer magnitude of the financial crisis ignited by J.P. Morgan’s creation of a new kind of investment product — credit derivatives — in the early 1990s, Financial Timesjournalist Gillian Tett’s narrative Fool’s Gold is a welcome and engaging read.
Read Published Article To be able to fund your dreams is firmly within your control. That’s the empowering message of AaronW. Smith, a financial planner and author of In The Black: Live Faithfully, Prosper Financially. It’s a matter of identifying your personal values, setting goals, discipline and ramping up your financial literacy. […]
By Kerry Hannon Read Published Article Sometimes the very best books are the simplest. And that’s the beauty of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties. It offers the fundamental ABCs of how to manage your money. Originally penned more than a decade ago by Beth Kobliner, a former staff writer for Money magazine and […]
Read Published Article Like the ubiquitous self-help volume The Secret, penned by Rhonda Byrne, author Jean Chatzky’s latest motivational book, The Difference, seeks to unlock a mystery. Chatzky wants to show you how to open a door to a hidden path to prosperity. The implied promise: By applying the knowledge herein, you can change your life. Her […]
By Kerry Hannon, Read Published Article There’s much to be said about a book that makes you pull out a pen and paper to start jotting notes and jump-starts your mind to examine the work you do, why you do it and how it makes a difference in the lives 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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