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  • Thinking of a Retirement Biz? Connect with Your Industry Association

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    If you’re thinking about starting a retirement business, or looking to grow your existing one, do check out the educational offerings, publications and conferences sponsored by your industry association. It’s a smart way to quickly get up to speed about “the business of your business” – meaning topics like how to price, package and market your services.

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  • Why Do You Want to Work in Retirement?

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    Why do you want to work part-time in retirement?

    I realize that might strike you as a strange question. After all, the obvious answer is: to supplement my retirement income. But beyond the paycheck, what do you hope to get out of working?

    It’s an important question to ponder. Because when you really understand what’s most important to you about working — both the financial rewards and intrinsic motivators like finding joy from helping others — it becomes far easier to zero in on satisfying options.

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  • More Resources if You Want to Write in Retirement

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    I often hear from readers looking for ideas and tips on how to monetize their writing. Some are interested in writing books or blogs, while others are hoping to work as freelance writers, both online and off.

    If you look through this blog you’ll find a number of posts that address this issue (there’s a handy link to those posts at the bottom of this page). But today, I wanted to share a few more great links that I recently discovered:

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  • 25 High Growth Flexible Jobs

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    Earlier this month, FlexJobs announced the top 25 flexible jobs with high growth potential for 2016 and beyond. A “flexible job” is defined as a job that has at least one flexible work option such as telecommuting arrangements, flexible or part-time schedules, or a freelance contract. To come up with the list, the research team at FlexJobs compared the jobs listed in Business Insider’s The Best Jobs of the Future and LifeHack’s Jobs with the Most Potential in 2015 and 2016 with FlexJobs’ flexible job database.

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  • 15 Second-Act Stories from 2015

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    Now that January is here, I wanted to hit the pause button to share some of my favorite second-act stories that appeared on the web during 2015.

    Over the years, I’ve become convinced that reading boomer success stories is one of the best ways to open yourself up a world of new possibilities and ideas. Even if you plan to pursue an entirely different path or work option; there is always a lesson, resource or strategy that can be gleaned to help change your trajectory.

    I hope this collection of curated posts, and associated quotes, will inspire, empower and equip your second-act dreams in 2016. And if I missed one of your favorite second-act stories, please do let me know in the comment sections below.

    Wishing you much second-act success in 2016 – let’s get this year off to a great start!

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