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En español | Last year’s major tax overhaul shook things up for freelancers, gig workers and sole proprietors, who now are starting to wonder about how the new law will affect their taxable income for 2018. For the most part, the tax law will help many freelancers — from bloggers to caterers to tutors. While deductions for real estate taxes […]
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When Colleen O’Bryant pivoted from her job as operations manager at an insurance firm to start her own business as an herbalist, her training came with a steep price tag. Ms. O’Bryant, 40, didn’t make any rash money moves, however. She and her husband budgeted for her education, and she took the necessary coursework over […]
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Delighted that my national bestselling book Great Jobs For Everyone 50+  recently won two bronze medals in these prestigious Book of the Year Awards. TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan: June 15, 2018—Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards today. The awards recognize […]
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Call them what you will: change makers, innovators, thought leaders, visionaries. In ways large and small, they fight. They disrupt. They take risks. They push boundaries to change the way we see the world, or live in it. Some create new enterprises, while others develop their groundbreaking ideas within an existing one. From Archimedes to Zeppelin, the accomplishments […]
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Fluctuations in pay make it tricky to set aside the correct amount for your yearly tax bills. When I filed my 2017 taxes last month, I was reminded what a scramble that process can be for freelancers like me. It’s not uncommon for self-employed workers to have to write big checks in April to cover […]
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Maintaining a successful career in tech when you’re on the other side of 40 is hard enough. But some professionals sabotage their livelihoods by displaying characteristics that reinforce negative stereotypes and turn hiring managers off. Read on Dice On the flip side of that coin, those who achieve sustained success throughout long careers have a […]
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It’s hard not to get a little down about the financial challenges many women over 50 face. I heard a lot about them recently while moderating and attending panels at the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) 2018 Aging in America Conference and the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit in San Francisco. One session I sat in one, Fifty and Forgotten: […]
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For Susan Golden, now 64, flinging on a backpack filled with books and rambling around the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif., for a year in 2016 was “like drinking from a fire hose,” she said. “There was so much to learn, so many classes and lectures I could attend.” She graduated that year […]
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One of the toughest things for a small business owner to do is to hire employees. This is true for male and female entrepreneurs, but since I’m writing about the women owners over 50 for Next Avenue these days, I’ll focus on them. I have a strong personal connection to the topic. Even with my […]
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At the entrance to the Rosemead, Calif., headquarters of Panda Restaurant Group, the parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, the artist Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture was recently unveiled. The 12-foot-high multi-million-dollar installation, with those four bright red letters made of aluminum, perches atop a fountain of flowing water. It was a private […]
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