Do you have a plan to recession-proof your life? A growing number of workers age 50-plus do, and it involves turning interests, hobbies or skills into a small business.
Knitters and crocheters proudly admit they're almost like a cult. They regularly lure new members promising creativity and stress relief. Their passion for yarns, color, texture, and stitch patterns bind them. They flock to the Web searching for future project ideas. I know this because I am a knitter.
Not a big fan of exercising at the gym or in a class? No problem! You can get similar health benefits from gardening, mowing the lawn or housework, says a new study of nearly 4,000 60-year-olds.
I marvel at entrepreneurs who can take an idea and sell it, no matter what it is. Sometimes it's the marketing machine that does the trick. Or the entrepreneur's sheer passion. But other times it's the discovery that there's a niche community of fans out there salivating for their "thing."
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