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The Retirement Boom by Catherine Allen

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CHAPTER 4Reinventing Into New Work

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

—Dolly Parton

Many Baby Boomers are leaving their long-time jobs but fear their Social Security benefits and retirement nest eggs will prove to be too small, especially as they project better health and longevity. So they are plunging into full- and part-time work—from being a consultant to being a sales clerk. Others are stepping down from their careers but then concluding, after a year or two, that they are bored and want to start their own businesses or go back to work in a new career. They were just not ready for retirement.

This chapter is about reinventing into new work—that is, finding opportunities and avenues that use your skills and ...

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