Who are the 'working retired' and what do they
want and need?
More and more corporations and organizations are offering flexibility,
increased options, programs and coaching resources to their
employees (or members) nearing traditional retirement age.
- More than three-fourths of Baby Boomers say they expect to work
in retirement, either part-time or intermittently, according to an
- From Entrepreneur magazine. "There's growing evidence that
more people over 50 are starting their own businesses. Boomers are
very independent, and a recent study showed that one in every five
people approaching retirement wants to start their own business."
- From the AARP study: about one-third of self-employed workers age
51-69 made the transition to self-employment after the age of 50.
Nearly 6 million workers over 50 are their own bosses - either for
opportunity or out of necessity.
- From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: consider the following
strategies if you are 50 or older and looking for work, or just planning
- Stick with your current employer, but reduce your workload;
- Join the ranks of a new class of workers called cyber agents,
who use their home computers to earn a living;
- Become a "seniorpreneur" and launch your own business
If you would like to receive additional information about retirement
resiliency programs contact
Judy and indicate that you are interested in this topic.
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