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 Buy the Book on Amazon.com Sorry, folks, this is not a get-rich-quick book. Still, you may be richer than you think, write authors Catherine McBreen and George Walper Jr. in Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On. More than 7 million American households today claim total assets of a million dollars or […]
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, […]
Read Published Article It takes one to know one. For 47-year-old Gwenn Rosener, it took not being able to land a part-time job for her to figure out the crying need for a company that could help people like her find work. In 2001, Rosener pulled in $160,000 a year […]
Bestselling author Sarah Ban Breathnach offers 10 tips for finding your financial footing, even in precarious times. Read Published Article When author Sarah Ban Breathnach decided to write a book about financial serenity two years ago, she had no idea how much she would need the book herself.
Self-described “sexpert” and author Dr. Dorree Lynn talks about STDs and other between-the-sheets secrets. Read the Published story on SecondAct.com Dr. Dorree Lynn is tough to ignore as she dashes across the ballroom at the National Press Club’s recent Book Fair and Authors’ Night in Washington, D.C. Clad in red leather, Lynn stands out even […]
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 […]
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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