Encore Entrpreneur Month

Boomers are Growing Segment of Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/22/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkWhen you hear “small business start-up,” many people think of 30-something techies leaving bigger companies to go out on their own. Would it surprise you to learn that about one fourth of aspiring small business owners are in the 40 – 60 age bracket? “Of 76 million people above 50, about half have an interest in entrepreneurship,” noted Jean Setzfand, AARP’s vice president of financial security, in a USA TODAY article on encore careers. That high level of interest is one reason …

Age Wave Brings New Career Options for Boomers

Posted on 03/29/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkA staggering number of people in the United States remain unemployed, with more workers over age 45 remaining out of work for a year or longer. As Chris Jansing explains in this segment of the NBC Nightly News “Road to Retirement” series, many Americans — especially people 50+ — are taking advantage of the age wave to reinvent their careers or strike out on their own. That was the case with Roseann Brown, 59, who now works as a fitness instructor to …