“I love working remotely,” says one 64-year-old First West accountant manager. “I miss my coworkers’ smiling faces, which always brighten my day. But the extra time in the morning allows me to ease into the day. The quiet also makes me more productive.”
Worldwide population aging is just beginning. “The world will look much older in the decades to come, and employers must adapt to this demographic shift,” Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
“Sidepreneurs may be testing a business idea while holding down a job or supplementing income or seeking a creative outlet or an additional challenge,” according to the Amex report.
Author Kerry Hannon will discuss her new book, “You’re Never Too Old to Get Rich,” at Howard County’s Master Aging event on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Howard Community College.
“Two-income households typically make more, but save less,” says Cindy Hounsell, president of the Washington D.C.-based Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).
In my new book, “Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life”, I profile 20 entrepreneurs, who have started businesses either from a passion or hobby, are social entrepreneurs, have launched senior-junior partnerships, or are female entrepreneurs — the fastest-growing demographic globally.
Boomers and Gen Xers are on the rise as entrepreneurs and the variety of businesses people are starting in mid-life is amazingly diverse. I interviewed 20 of them for my new book, Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.
A lot of younger workers don’t even notice that someone is older until that person brings it up. If the older worker is excited and energetic and passionate about an issue, that is what you are focused on, and you’re not talking about your age.
The older partner can bring decades of experience, potential clients or customers and possibly capital while the younger one can deliver the ambition of someone in the early stages of a career, plus an eagerness to try new ways of doing things.