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Why it’s Easier for People Over 50 to Freelance Than to Land a Job

Why it’s Easier for People Over 50 to Freelance Than to Land a Job

Many people over 50, including myself, find it difficult to get that elusive full-time job. You know the one. With great pay and good benefits. The holy grail of jobs. Maybe it’s ageism, maybe not. I don’t know. At the same time that it’s increasingly difficult to land a full-time job, the freelancing marketplace is exploding. There are countless platforms, clients and opportunities to sell our expertise in the marketplace. Companies that would never consider offering me a full-time position…

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The Four Vulnerabilities of the Over 50 Crowd (and what to do about it)

The Four Vulnerabilities of the Over 50 Crowd (and what to do about it)

If you’ve over 50, there’s a good chance you suffer from one or more of these four vulnerabilities. You didn’t necessarily do anything to make yourself vulnerable. Then again you may not have done anything to protect yourself either. Savings Many of us didn’t save enough. We know that. And unfortunately, the single greatest factor in wealth accumulation, time, is not on our side any longer. That gigantic nest egg is mathematically out of reach for some of us. It…

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