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These Best Employers Value Workers Over 50

Posted on 06/17/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkEver ask someone a simple question about where they work and before you know it, they’ve gushed for five minutes about how much they love what they do? A great employer can make all the difference between starting Monday with pep in your step — or not. We’re betting that employees who work for one of the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award winners aren’t shy about telling others what makes their workplace so good. This unique awards …

Workers: Here’s How to Reinvent Yourself

Posted on 04/17/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkIt’s never too late to reinvent yourself, whether you’re considering another line of work, seeking a promotion at your current job or looking for a more meaningful, less stressful gig on your way to retirement. Career coaches say boomers and older adults, perhaps more than previous generations, seem willing to switch careers, return to college or seek retraining to boost their job opportunities. The deep recession of 2008-09 and the staggering loss of  jobs (some 2 million older workers are …

Why Is Retired NBA Star Adrian Dantley Now a Crossing Guard?

Posted on 03/21/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkThere’s a poster outside my office of a hard-hatted construction foreman or architect on a job site. A thought bubble hovering over him reads, “I never thought I’d be working just to have health insurance.” That came to mind when I read that retired NBA star Adrian Dantley, 58, is working as a school crossing guard near my home outside Washington, D.C. The high cost of health insurance clearly rankles Dantley, a Hall of Famer who played mostly for the …

Ready, Set, Retire. Or Not.

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkHow can we be brave enough to retire when our nest eggs aren’t moving in the right direction fast enough? Many of us older workers are still smarting from financial crisis and the toll it took on our net worth. We watched our retirement savings fall and start to inch their way back. But we’ve also been told, time and again by financial experts, that we need to stay on the job longer to save as much as we can so …