About the Author

Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement and a frequent TV and radio commentator speaking about career and personal finance trends and offering advice.

She is the author of the award-winning What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job, which USA Today hailed as “a road map for those striking out on their own.” Kerry is AARP’s Jobs Expert and is the Great Jobs for Retirees columnist at AARP.org. She is a contributing editor at Forbes magazine and the Second Verse columnist at Forbes.com, and she writes a personal finance column for boomer women at NextAvenue.org, a web site launched by PBS stations focused on America’s growing 50+ population.

She has been engaged in covering careers and individual career choices for the last decade. In 2006, Kerry developed U.S. News & World Report’s “Second Acts” feature—a regular column that looked at people who successfully navigated a complete career change midlife, their challenges, and their motivations.

She has spent more than two decades covering all aspects of business and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies, including Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Kerry’s work has also appeared in Business Week, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Wall Street Journal, and Reader’s Digest, among other national publications. She has appeared as a financial expert on ABC News, CBS, CNBC, NPR, and PBS. ...

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