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  1. Becoming Self-Employed To Support Your Retirement

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    Some people take to retirement like a duck to water, but others like to keep their options open to be able to stay active and boost their income. Going freelance or becoming self-employed in your older age can be an excellent way to make some additional money, while getting to choose your hours and working days to suit you. For many people, a self-employed role can be a great way to balance retirement while still wanting to make some money, with several different roles available to you. Find out more about becoming self-employed to support your retirement below. Look out for community roles You’d be surprised at the number of roles that people undertake in the community...
  2. Midlife MOT: Views on the ILCs EXTEND report looking at the implications of an ageing workforce

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Interesting to read the  ILC’s Extend report today, looking at the implications of policy and pension reforms on an ageing workforce. The findings of the research demonstrated a need for to encourage working in later life, this is beyond the changes in state pension age. It states measures are needed to address health and wellbeing at work, to tackle age discrimination in the workplace and to support those juggling working and caring. Workplaces should be encouraged and supported so health promotion should be a priority. Job and retirement flexibility should also be incorporated. These are all issues we considered when developing the Midlife MOT programme. In the UK there is a strategy and target to increase the number of workers aged 50-69 by 12% by 2022. The ILC’s...
  3. New Career over 50: 5 Reasons to become a Life Coach

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice Being a life coach is a highly rewarding vocation in which you can help others realise their strengths, values and achieve their goals and reach their dreams. Today, Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice, shares 5 reasons to become a life coach. 5 Reasons to become a life coach over 50 You like helping and being around people – this is pretty much a prerequisite of the job – liking people and wanting to help them further themselves. Life coaching suits those with a sociable, practical and calm nature who prefer the company of others to their own solitude. You’re good at listening – some people are natural listeners with an empathetic nature. They find it easy to listen to other people’s dilemmas and issues,...
  4. 5 Ways to Empower other Women

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice For years, women have been pitted against one another,often encouraged to be catty and cold to each other. But today, women are changing their attitudes to each other and beginning to form a sisterhood, realising there is so much more that can be done to empower one another and create collective success. Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice, knows the importance of creating positive, long-lasting relationship. So, for International Women’s Day, she’s sharing 5 ways to empower other women. 5 Ways to Empower Other Women Just do it – other women are your sisters. We must stand together. Cultivate the idea that women aren’t actually in competition. We are a united force on the same side and it’s time to stand tall together. Don’t...
  5. Mum and daughter launch new business together at the ages of 53 and 25,  ‘doing what we love’.

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    How Amanda and Emily Thompson’s health problems inspired a new career. Amanda’s story “After years of suffering from joint swelling and immobility, in 2013 I was diagnosed by a Rheumatologist as having Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He prescribed extremely powerful drugs that could have serious side-effects.   I asked the Rheumatologist if I could try a more natural approach.  However, he was very unsupportive and said that going down the natural route wouldn’t work.  He suggested that if I didn’t take the medication my condition would continue to deteriorate to where I could possibly end up in a wheelchair. “I cried.  I told him I...
  6. Business over 50: Networking for introverts

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Susan Cain sums up lots of great things around introversion in her book, Quiet, and her Ted talk is brilliant to watch (https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts). She shares just how challenging it can be for introverts to have the energy to go out and network – even citing a University Professor who is brilliant at delivering an annual lecture and follow up questions with the audience but finds the idea of a lunch with everyone before his talk just too much to take on so politely declines this. It is also worth noting ‘networking’ isn’t just about going to an event and striking up conversations with strangers – networking permeates all areas of our lives and when done right it can be life enhancing and...
  7. The Pros and Cons of working with your life partner 

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Couplepreneurs are emerging as an economic segment that is somewhat unknown, undiscovered, undervalued and unrecognised. I hope to change that and normalise the idea of embarking on running a business with your life partner rather than have people look at me in disbelief when I tell them that couples are doing this. Couplepreneurs  – a global community for couple owned businesses to meet, share and inspire their stories and come together to support and be supported through the trusted advisor network within the community – intends busting open the myths around couples living and working together. It’s definitely an emotive subject so what are the real benefits and challenges of working with your life partner? You are ‘All In’ and...
  8. Are men really more innovative than women?

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    Article by Natalie Turner Having just joined the 50s Club, I was excited to be asked to write an article for a site that focuses on being fabulous after 50! Particularly, when it was on my topic of expertise, innovation, and posed such a provocative title. First of all, we need to broaden out the concept of what it means to be innovative. Being an inventor, and being an innovator are not necessarily the same thing, and whilst men dominate the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematical industries), and only 7% of women in the UK are technological inventors, although the trend is rising, it is a well-known fact that many patents end up collecting dust in the registries of organisations, or never see the light of day. To be innovative...
  9. It’s never too late to change career – but ask yourself these key questions first

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Have you  reached your 50s, disappointed in the career choices you have made? Well it’s never too  late to change. But be sure your expectations should you make that change are realistic. As many of us are choosing (or having to) work for longer,  we can plan second, third , or even fourth careers – but make any changes based on informed decisions: Ask yourself some key questions before you change career: What are your transferrable skills? What are your financial needs and expectations? What additional skills/knowledge do you need? What are your timescales? How much happier will you be if you make the change? Does the role fit into an industry sector that is growing or declining? Can you start working in this field while continuing in your current role? How will any change affect your...
  10. Why thinking differently could help you succeed in your career

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    By Paul Sloane, author of The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills You can increase your popularity and success by becoming an ideas carrier, someone who identifies, collects and communicates fresh ideas for other people’s business challenges.  If you work in an office you can do this for your colleagues, your boss or the people who report to you. If you are a consultant or sales person you can do this for your customers. If you are a buyer you can do it for your suppliers. In every case you can build your relationship by helping the other person solve their problems. Let’s say you are in sales. Think of your most important customers. What are their most pressing business challenges? What are the top priorities and...
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