Kate Bolick’s first book, the bestselling Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, was a New York Times Notable Book. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, Bolick writes for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Vogue, and hosts “Touchstones at The Mount,” an annual interview series at Edith Wharton’s country estate, in Lenox, Massachusetts. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino and a columnist for The Boston Globe.
Whether you’re a corporate executive, business owner, policymaker, or moving into the later season of your career, the stakes for America’s aging population are high. People 65 and older will account for 20 percent of the population in 2030, up from 13 percent in 2000. Many prognosticators blame the aging population for the stagnating economy, citing that as more and more people retire, they will stop working as relatively fewer working people have to support growing numbers of dependent elderly. Purpose and a Paycheck debunks this line of thought by showing how a growing movement of elderly entrepreneurs and part time workers are creating conditions for a stronger and more vibrant economy.
Growing numbers of Americans are no longer retiring in the traditional sense. The numbers are striking and largely unappreciated. The labor force participation rate of men 60 years and over has risen nearly one-third from a low of 26 percent in 1996 to 35 percent in 2014. The comparable rate for women is from 15 percent to 25 percent. Even more impressive, 25.5 percent of new business ventures in 2016 were started by the 55-to-64-year-old age group, up from 14.8 percent in 1996. People in their 50s and 60s are launching new businesses at nearly twice the rate of people in their 20s.
America’s aging society and workforce is redefining work for all generations and is among the most significant long-term forces shaping the U.S. economy and society, alongside globalization, automation and climate change. Instead of an economic deadweight, America’s aging population holds the promise of getting back the economy mojo. Reframing aging will result in faster rates of economic growth and higher living standards for all of us in addition to a more fulfilling and financially secure second half of life for our aging population.
80% plan to work after retirement, here's the guide you need. A recent AARP survey found that 80% of baby boomers plan to continue working in some form past the age of 65 - either for the money orfor the fun of it. Today's retirees are looking for work situations that are mentally and emotionally rewarding. The problem is that many are not sure how to find them. This new edition helps you define what kind of work is best suited for your passions and interests, and guides them through the process of obtaining such work - whether it's a part-time job, volunteer work, or a second career.
- Combines practical advice with stories and lessons of real-life retirees
- Covers hot-button topics that have become closely intertwined with the idea of rewiring: non- workactivities, financial planning, workplace flexibility, work and family balance, and the nurturing of professional andpersonal relationships.
Jump Ship is a step-by-step guide through one of life's most difficult—and most important—transitions. Leaving behind an unsatisfying job and embarking upon a new career can open up a world of fulfillment, but it isn't easy. As a role model and mentor to tens of thousands of young professionals, Shipp has seen the impact that a new career can have on a person's life. In Jump Ship, he offers you the time-tested tools to get there. This book will help you discover your truest priorities and provide you the resources you need to succeed, drawing inspiration from the countless people whose lives he has improved.
Filled with powerful stories and practical guidance, this is a book designed to help you face down your fears—and take the plunge.