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  • 10 Resources to Help Launch Your Second-Act Career in 2018

    Happy New Year! Before diving into the year ahead, I thought you’d find it useful to review some of my favorite second-act career posts and interviews from 2017, culled from my columns on NextAvenue.org and USNews.com. Enjoy and please share with others who might find this helpful as well. Cheers to your success in 2018!

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  • How to Choose a Second-Act Career – Podcast

    I was delighted to be a guest recently on MacsList podcast to discuss how to create a second-act career. During the show I noted that many people find it daunting to plan for their second act career, and outlined three steps to help with the process:

    1. Introspection —  Think about what you want, and how you want to do it.
    2. Idea Generation — Get out there, and research your options.
    3. Experimentation — Try things out, to see what fits.

    Click here to listen in to the full interview.

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  • Coding as a Second-Act Career


    I was delighted to see this video on TODAY that highlights the growing interest in coding as a career.

    While many people think of coding as the domain of male millennials, the demand for coders is so high that I think there’s good reason to consider it as a second-act career option – many coders work from home, salary potential is excellent and the demand for qualified workers far exceeds the supply.

    Of course, like any career path, coding is not for everyone. It can be challenging to learn and there’s no denying that age discrimination will be a barrier at firms where the average age hovers below 35.

    But for the right person, it can be a satisfying way to shift into a lucrative high-growth career path. If the video piques your interest, here are some follow-up posts to read:

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  • My Top 16 Second-Act Career Posts of 2016

    Happy New Year! Over the holiday break I took some time to go through my posts from the various sites I write for (NextAvenue.org, Forbes.com, USNews.com, and of course, MyLifestyleCareer.com) selected 16 of my favorites, and compiled them into one mega-post.

    Enjoy – and here’s to YOU launching a meaningful, fulfilling and fun second act in the year ahead. Together, let’s make 2017 your best year yet!

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  • 4 Ways to Fund Your Second-Act Dreams


    When I speak to people about their second-acts, I often get asked this question, “I’d love to make a switch to my dream semi-retirement job, but I can’t afford it. What should I do?”

    I understand their concern. After all, it’s easy to say, “Follow your passion” or “Now is the time to realize your dreams.” But when you have bills to pay and little in savings, your financial reality and second-act plans may not line-up. Training is expensive, new businesses require start-up capital and salaries for people pivoting to something new are far less than those of experienced workers.

    Luckily, there are steps you can take to shore up your finances, no matter how challenging your current reality. Here are four to consider:

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