Encore Careers

As I watch (with dismay) the unfunding and dismantling of social services around this country, I’m glad to see Marc Freedman continuing to talk about the importance of encore careers. In his most recent book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, Freedman reminds us that the experience of people over 50 is […] Read More

Achieving life-work balance might have been difficult for you earlier in your career. But it is a possibility now, as you transition into retirement. You face challenges to life-work balance throughout all the stages in your life. First, you take care of your children, then your parents need assistance. Health problems can occur at any […] Read More

What do you think about when you hear the words “encore career”? According to the website Encore.org, an encore career is work in the “second half of life” that combines “personal fulfillment, social impact and continued income, enabling people to put their passion to work for the greater good”. The idea is to be able […] Read More

When you think about second careers, do you know what you want? Are you yearning to do something completely different? Do you dream of an opportunity to be more creative? Are you looking for more independence? Would you like to work for a company whose values you can respect? Making the transition to second careers […] Read More

Considering a retirement career? Some sort of work that not only provides you with an income, but gives you a sense of meaning and purpose as well? According to an AARP study, more than 75% of baby boomers plan to work past retirement age, both from necessity and from a wish to remain productive. And […] Read More

Retirement lifestyle planning is your chance to design how you want the various parts of your life to fit together, including your work. Did you know that there are more resources about how to plan for a retirement without work than how to transition to a new life stage that includes work? Yet according to […] Read More

Are you looking for career ideas that allow you to serve others in a meaningful way? If so, you’re not alone. Statistics show that people in midlife are returning to the idealism they felt when they were younger. According to the MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures New Face of Work Survey (2005): half of all Americans between […] Read More