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Friday, September 12, 2014

From the N.Y.Times: For Some Retirees A Second Act is Easier Than Expected

Editors Note: Thinking about changing careers?  Think inside the box!

"...There’s a real myth around reinvention, particularly when you talk about people in their 60s and 70s,” said Nancy Collamer of Old Greenwich, Conn., a semiretirement career expert and author of Second-Act Careers. “Why would you want to throw away all of that life and work and professional experience? It’s so much more about reconfiguring, taking the old and blending it with the new and coming up with something that’s going to excite you in the second half of the third quarter....”

"...One of the things that drives me crazy is the comment, 'I can't do anything but teach,' "Mrs. Ardito said. I say, 'If you can relate to kids, normally you can relate to anyone.' The skills are transferable. I've met people who were working in hospital admissions - they bring their caring skills, their knowledge of computers, of developing programs...."

Read the complete New York Times article HERE.

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