“Diversify Your Risk and Income with a Portfolio Career” by guest blogger Laura Schlafly

This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List Blog of July 3, 2013. More people are patching together a livelihood from a variety of sources. Job security no longer comes from an employer, but from your marketable and transferrable skills. They’re creating their own portfolio career, which, according to Penelope Trunk, is: “Not the same Read More …

Over 50 and Still Out of Work? Become an Entrepreneur! by guest blogger Laura Schlafly

This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List blog on May 1, 2013. Are you noticing more news articles about entrepreneurs who are starting up their businesses at ages 50+? It’s not your imagination! There is more press on this topic in the last six months than ever before. Why is that important to me Read More …

Make a Move by guest blogger David Gillaspie

THREE WAYS TO GET STARTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Portland baby boomers have heard the news. The modern world needs clear thinking if you plan on keeping up. The days of dad putting in forty hours at the factory while mom raises the kids changed, but to what? Dad still works in a factory, but Read More …

Four Reasons for Baby Boomers to Consider Solopreneurship

This is an exciting week for Better, Smarter, Richer!  We’re thrilled to announce that Jackie B. Peterson is about to head to Chicago to attend this year’s Aging in America Conference, where she’ll share her wisdom for Encore Entrepreneurs. Every year, the annual conference of the American Society on Aging brings together exciting content, new Read More …

What do you REALLY want to DO? by guest blogger Fay Putnam

Fay Putnam teaches her students how to communicate with authenticity, becoming more confident, inspired and inspiring. A video I saw online this morning gave me pause. The narrator was asking the question, “what would you really want to do, if $ were no object?” As this question comes up concerning our career choices, how many Read More …

Jackie B. Peterson featured in The Oregonian…TWICE!

We’re having a wonderful week here at Better, Smarter, Richer.  Not only was Jackie featured as the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s “Encore Entrepreneur” workshop, which took place at PCC’s Rock Creek Campus, but she made it into The Oregonian…TWICE! The workshop, presented in partnership by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP, was a Read More …