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Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement

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A career guide that rethinks the golden years, this handbook offers 50+ income models for creating flexible, fulfilling, and profitable work during the encore stage of one’s career.

Millions of boomers will soon be looking for new ways to work on a more flexible basis after “retiring” from their full-time jobs. In Second-Act Careers, Nancy Collamer, a veteran career coach a
ebook, 272 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Ten Speed Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Keith Swenson
This is a good book for someone who has worked hard for 30 years, and is looking for a change without necessarily stopping working. It is easy to read, well organized, and filled with lots of useful, pragmatic advice. The last part is a 40 page self-questionnaire where you can write down your feeling and help to guide your actions. Lots of references on where else to go for further information.

A friend had this book on his shelf. He was looking to make a change in his career, was reevaluating wh
I found this to be a positive change of pace from the run of the mill retirement finance books I've read recently. It is an optimistic read, giving suggestions of possible "second act" careers in a wide variety of areas. While not recommending jobs of the "cricket rancher" variety, this book did have some jobs I never realized existed, such as a "life celebrant". I learned quite a bit throughout the book. The author includes (almost always) three internet links for further information on careers ...more
Another book that I mostly scanned. Some very useful information, but frankly, there was a lot of information that either didn't pertain to my current situation, or contained careers/career types in which I was not interested. Perhaps I'll revisit it in another decade or so...
A few good ideas & several good resources
If you're over 50, in good financial condition, and looking for "what's next" in work, this book seems like a great resource.

There is information on a different types of work to consider, how to help clarify your thoughts on what matter to you, and lots of links to more specific resources.
Donna Quinlan
This is a great book for someone that is looking to transition to another career, especially in semiretirement, although many of the careers ideas can be used by anyone. I loved that there were many resources to further exploration in an area of interest.
This was a very useful giveaway, and I will add it to the library. Many people nowadays need extra income for various reasons and this book will be very helpful in finding ways to make that extra income doing things you already do or enjoy doing:)
One of the very best books for early retirees seeking both guidance and reassurance in pursuing a second-act career. Rich in content and comprehensive. Full of links to further information.
Donna Kozar
It was a good book to help find ideas for other work including part time work.
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Nancy Collamer, M.S., is a career coach, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. She writes a weekly blog about careers on the new PBS website, and on

In private practice since 1996, Nancy gained national prominence as the Career Transitions columnist for Oxygen Media. Her advice has been featured in numerous
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