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The Book


“A terrific resource to lead you right into a realm of possibilities for what you might like to do when you ‘retire’ but still want, or need, to work.” — Forbes.com

Coverage In the Media:

NextAvenue (PBS) How to Create a Profitable Second-Act Career

Forbes 5 Second-Act Careers to Sail Through Retirement

Forbes 5 Books to Pack for Spring Break

Forbes 5 Great Resources to Help You Brainstorm New Career Directions

Fox Business News Are You Cut-Out for Semi-Retirement?

Investors Business Daily Profit From Experience with a Second-Act Career

MarketWatch Creating Your Retirement Vision

NPR (Marketplace Money) Semi-Retirement: Getting a Second-Act Career

NY Post 60 Seconds with Nancy Collamer

The Fast Track How to Re-invent Your Career After 50

USA TODAY Boomers Turn to Encore Careers After Retiring

US News and World Report 10 Great Retirement Books

US News and World Report 10 Reasons to Avoid Retirement

Wall Street Journal Advice on Living the Good Life in Retirement

Act Two Magazine Don’t Retire, Reinvent!

Calgary Sun Bits and Bytes

9 Lives for Women Blog Act 2 Career: Profit From Your Passions

Praise for the Book:

“One of the hardest parts of a career change or job hunt is figuring out what all your
options are and then intelligently evaluating them. In this invaluable guide, career coach
Nancy Collamer shows that transforming your passions into profits after leaving your
full-time job can be easier (and more fun) than you think! Filled with inspirational stories,
pragmatic advice, and tested resources, this book is the ultimate here-is-how-you-do-it
guide to earning an income on a flexible basis during your semi-retirement years.”  

—Susan Joyce, publisher and editor, Job-Hunt.org

“With ‘retirement’ being threatened, Second-Act Careers will become the recognized
lifeline for those seeking income, newly defined meaning, and purpose in their lives.”

—Dan Miller, author and life coach, www.48Days.com

“Second-Act Careers is an invaluable resource for anyone considering ways to earn
income during retirement. Well-respected career coach Nancy Collamer provides terrific,
practical information about a wide variety of full-time and part-time jobs as well as
thoughtful exercises to help you figure out what you’d like to do next and where.
Whether you’re interested in freelancing, temping, launching a business, getting into
direct sales, becoming a franchisee, or starting an encore career, this book will provide
a handy roadmap to reach your second act’s destination.”

—Richard Eisenberg, editor, Work & Purpose channel, Nextavenue.org