Free Resources


Next Avenue (PBS)/Forbes
Starting a Business After 50 – Expert Tips

Associated Press
Enterprising Boomers Fuel New Crop of Startups

AARP Bulletin
Hire Yourself

What’s Next
10 Most Important Success Factors for 50+ Entrepreneurs

Huffington Post
Starting a Business After 50: 5 Things You Need to Know

U.S. News & World Report
Why Boomers Can Be Great Entrepreneurs

Intuit Blog
6 Tips for starting a business after 50

AARP Surveys
Exploding Boomer Myths

Launch a Business After 50
Check out the 10-question quiz at the bottom of the page.

Business Ledger
Starting a Business At 50-Plus

Daily Herald
Coaches help train mid-career execs to strike out on their own

Washington Business Journal
Retire, schemtire

U.S. News & World Report
A Boomers Guide To Entrepreneurial Retirement

Kiplinger Personal Finance
Second Acts

PBS Frontline
Can You Afford to Retire?

5 Things to Do Before You Leave Your Job

6 Tips for Picking the Right Retirement Business

Small Biz America
How To Start a Business After 50

Running a Great Business After 50

Quizzes & Checklists

Are you being realistic?
Check Out Your Chosen Business

Are you really serious about being your own boss?
Check Yourself

How Entrepreneurial Are You?
Take The E-Boomer Quiz

How Much Money Do You Need To Retire Comfortably?
Do a Ballpark Estimate

What Entrepreneurial Lifestyle Do You Want?
Find Out

Useful Websites

Retirement Planning

Retirement Revised
Share insights on Boomer career planning with syndicated columnist, Mark Miller.

2 Young 2 Retire
This website is built around the authors excellent primer on how to systematically review each aspect of your life before you make any final retirement-related decisions.

The authors, Marika and Howard Stone, have certified a team of life coaches in many states to present their proprietary retirement planning workshop. You can search by state on their homepage.

Working Differently
This talented team of career coaches, outplacement executives and personal coaches work with employers to offer innovative pre-retirement planning programs.

Continuing Education

Elderhostel - Lifelong Learning Institute
Eldherhostel, a not for profit organization, is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the nation's first and the world's largest education and travel organization for older adults. This site offers many exceptional values in both continuing education and travel.

Jobs After 50

Retired Brains
Retired Brains helps you to return to work after you retire - part-time, full-time or temporarily. This site features an easy-to-use job search tool, powered by one of the most complete databases for job openings specially aimed at people 50 and over.

Gray Hair Management
Gray Hair Management helps senior professionals with the job race by coaching, mentoring, and personal-touch networking.

This job matching site for 50+ people offers an unusual twist - they pre-screen every company listing jobs on the site to see how well they conform to offering a "50+ friendly" workplace.