Starting a Business in Retirement

With the expanded lifespan and limited financial resources, many aging baby boomers are starting a retirement business. While not for everyone, having your own business can provide a nice outlet as you get older. Depending on how much money is invested and how much is needed to supplement existing income, a part time retirement business can be a wonderful way to stay active. [Read more...]

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Good Way to Earn Retirement Income?

Mult-level marketingIf you’re retirement age, most likely a friend or acquaintance has approached you with the opportunity to get involved in selling a product or line to your friends and neighbors. Most likely this product or company comes under the heading of multi-level, direct, affiliate, network or matrix marketing.

Most people fall into two camps concerning multi-level marketing. They either love it or hate it. [Read more...]

Retiree Finds Retirement Passion in Photography

Retired in Arizona with a retire

Photo by Bruce Taubert

Every now and then I encounter the epitome of an individual living a retirement purpose. Speaking to our camera club, Bruce Taubert not only shared his amazing bird photography, but a passion for his subjects. Bruce spent his career working for the Arizona Game and Fish Department as a biologist.

While not exactly born with a camera in his hands, his mother was a professional photographer who dragged her son to weddings when he couldn’t escape to other activities. She encouraged the hobby as he resisted it. [Read more...]

Fastest Growing Entrepreneur Occupations For New Retirement Career

When I was a career counselor, people often asked for the ‘hot’ jobs of the future.  There are a number of reasons I hesitated to answer that question.  [Read more...]

Should Spouses Start a Retirement Business Together?

Starting a business can be a great way to increase retirement income. For a retired couple, a retirement business can provide a way to spend time together. Or maybe not.

Recently, I was talking to a man who felt like his marriage was in trouble and it centered over both he and his wife working together. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Personal Services: Wellbeing

There is a wide range of retirement activities that are included under the umbrella called wellbeing. Many of these activities have their roots in ancient times. Throughout history, they have been revered and reviled depending on the beliefs of the culture at the time. [Read more...]

Start a Business in Personal Services: Caring for People or Property

Caring for People
There are many retirement business opportunities to up your caretaking skills to use. Some jobs require training, but most are concerned with a mature person who is patient and compassionate. Since there is a wide range of people who need caretaking, consider what would be the best fit for you. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in the Healing Arts

The Healing Arts have been around for thousands of years. Long before there was ‘modern’ medicine, shamans and other wise ones used multiple ways to heal the body, soul and mind. While some of the practices listed here are controversial in different circles, many are gaining wider acceptance. All require training or specialized knowledge, but most are not regulated by state governments. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Finance

If you’re good with numbers and enjoy working with figures and finances, there are a number of different ways you can start a retirement business. You can start these business with minimal upfront investment. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business Organizing Others

With 77 million aging baby boomers and their parents downsizing and rightsizing, there is a lot of opportunity to use your organizing skills to help others. Most people have more stuff than they know what to do with. As people get older, even cherished possessions can start to be a burden. For children of the elderly who need to move away from a family home, the process of sorting can be overwhelming [Read more...]