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September 25, 2019
How to Make a Career Change at 50
At 50 years old, you are much closer to retirement age than you are to the age you were when you first started out. If you plan to retire at 67, when you can collect your full U.S. Social Security benefits, you have about 17 years left of your career. Depending on how you feel about what you do to make a living, that can seem like a very short time or an eternity.
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September 14, 2018
Let’s Retire Retirement
If the statistics are to be believed, it seems that retiring may be bad for your health. In fact, one British study found that, after an initial period of greater health and well-being, retirement can increase your risk of illness (physical or mental) by as much as 60%.
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July 27, 2018
Go From Corporate Life to Encore Career in 5 Key Steps

You have spent your life in a corporate career – whether that is private, public or voluntary sector – and had both a clear career path and even clearer identity. But as you leave this life, have you thought about who you are or will be – and what your new identity should be? 

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July 16, 2018
Losing a job in midlife: How to prepare and bounce back when downsized near retirement

As the CEO of a Girl Scout council, Janice Holly Booth of Gastonia, North Carolina,  figured she would remain in that role until retirement. But when she turned 50, she learned that cutbacks would leave her out of a job.

“I had intended that the Girl Scouts would be my last career, but you know what they say about the best-laid-plans,” Booth says.

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July 12, 2018
What Surprises Boomer Women Professionals When They Retire
Our offices and assistants were reassigned, our successors were named. We knew that the loss of our work — and ready-made conversation and colleagues, deadlines and commitments — would create a void. We understood that our time would be largely our own and that we would need to figure out what to do with it. What we did not understand until after we retired was that the end of our careers meant that we would lose part of our identities too.
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