Age Wave Brings New Career Options for Boomers

A 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 …

NBC Highlights Caregiving Campaign – And My Family!

AARP and the Ad Council are teaming up to raise awareness about the 42 million Americans who care for a loved one - people like me who are family caregivers. This campaign is designed to help us find the quality information, resources and support that we desperately need. As part of my work with AARP, I am serving as a spokesperson for this campaign – and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s the quintessential convergence of my personal and professional lives. I’m deeply passionate …

Trading Higher Pay for Higher Job Satisfaction on the Road to Retirement

Downshifting your career can mean an uptick in job and life satisfaction. As Ron Mott explains in this NBC Nightly News “Road to Retirement” segment, many Americans – especially people 50+ – are opting to take the reins themselves. That was the case with Gay Spear of Charleston, South Carolina. The former postmaster and marine became a tour guide and she isn’t looking back. “To me it’s more fun than it is work.” Apparently more people are willing to trade …

To Do: Watch NBC Nightly News Tonight

I know, Friday nights are for watching movies, having dinner with friends or doing anything other than thinking about retirement planning. But! Hear us out here. Tonight on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, AARP’s very own Jean Setzfand will be on. See, Jean is our VP of Financial Security, which is to say, Jean knows her stuff about all things financial and retirement planning. She’ll be on the news tonight talking about retirement planning: steps you can follow to …