Work

An old joke is, "What kind of work are you out of?" Except maybe now it's not a joke. Another old line is, "What are you going to be when you grow up?" But I think, if you have the right attitude, that's still a good question.

One day soon (if it hasn't happened already) you'll wake up with a new goal: Find another way to have fun and make money.

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Here's what to consider if you're thinking about a job change late in life.

Q: I've been with the same company for the last 9 years, and I've recently realized I'm ready for a change. The problem is that I'm 56 years old, and intimidated by the prospect of looking for a new job.

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Health care and retirement saving keep people on the job.

How many older Americans are working full time -- any why? Here's eye-opening research on work from Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI):

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Flying is often unpleasant and frequently inefficient. Can traveling -- and working -- in a motor home be better?

To begin at the end, I now have an RV, a motor home that gives me an office on wheels, a meeting place for customers, a way to avoid the hassles of flying and dirty hotel rooms. And yes, it's a home on wheels. (In fact, it's my second motor home / mobile office.)
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More Boomers plan to work well past "normal" retirement age, a shift that will affect everyone.

Retirement is one of the most significant life transitions, and current Senior "retirees" and the 78 million Baby Boomers just behind them are re-writing the rules. No longer satisfied with just a retirement dinner and commemorative watch, then endless days of golf, or arts and crafts at the local Senior Center, many of us want a lot more out of our "golden years." In fact, many of us aren't planning to retire anytime soon -- if ever.

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Stephen F. Barnes

Living longer, healthier lives, Boomers are rejecting their parents' version of retirement -- and changing their future in the process.

Like every other phase in their lives, Boomers are busy redefining retirement -- "busy" being the key word.

San Diego State University professor Dr. Stephen Barnes, a specialist in adult learning and Boomer issues, discusses some of the many choices Boomers are facing, the effect these are having on the workplace, and the future world Boomers are inventing for themselves.

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California is one of the few states to offer paid leave to take care of a sick family member. Find out if you're eligible and if paid leave is a good fit for you.

California made history in July 2004 as the first state to create a comprehensive paid leave program. Employees can collect up to 55 percent of their salary per month while caring for their loved ones.

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Business woman

Survey of female executives finds gender bias in Corporate America.

The best-selling book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is all about the male-female relationship. Using humor, author John Grey makes a very important point: men and women think differently. Sometimes the difference is so pronounced, one would think men and women come from different planets.

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