— Many Hawaii residents are facing a saving shortfall that could crimp their ability to enjoy a comfortable retirement and saving for retirement is especially difficult for women. That’s because women live longer than men, leave the work force more often to care for family members, and are at greater risk of outliving their retirement income.  Older women are 57 percent more likely to live in poverty than older men, according to a recent University of Hawaii study. To address this …

— WASHINGTON, DC – AARP has released the 2016 Longevity Economy report, an in-depth look at how our nation’s population of 111 million 50-plus consumers impacts the economy. According to the report, the 50-plus age groups generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity (a $500 million increase from 2013), including $5 trillion in consumer spending by people 50-plus. This increase reflects the shifting demographic and spending patterns of this group due to longer life spans and prolonged employment. The 50-plus cohort represents a …

— Have you thought about entrepreneurship as a new career option? Research has found one-in-four Americans between age 44 and 70 are interested in starting a new business within the next five to ten years. Small businesses employ about half of American workers. It may seem daunting to turn a talent, hobby or business idea into a profitable venture, but with planning and a little help, many have found business ownership as a viable option. AARP’s encore entrepreneurship tools help those …

— By Michelle Crouch Scott Buell, 61, worked in the pharmaceutical industry for three decades before he was laid off in 2009. But instead of retiring or looking for another job, Buell decided to take a bold step. He went into business for himself. “I decided I wanted to take control of my destiny,” said Buell, of Raleigh, who started a company with his son. “I had always thought about starting a business and this seemed like a good time,” he …

Debbie Dalton, AARP California

— Guest post by Debbie Dalton, AARP California Associate State Director of Outreach When you were young, did you have a lemonade stand, a paper route, a babysitting gig, or yard care business? I did. When I look back at those early jobs, I realize I was experiencing my first taste of entrepreneurship. I was making many of my own decisions, managing my money, and marketing my work. After working all these years for someone else, I get the craving sometimes …

— Today we’re sharing six tips from Entrepreneurship: Your Best Investment Is You, one of our sessions from Work@50+. This session was developed to share what individuals need to know to start or grow a business. More than half of those who registered to attend Work@50+ told us they were either interested in starting their own business or already own one. Moderator Tunua Thrash of the West Angeles Community Development Corporation elicited the following tips from our panelists, Natalie Orta of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) …

—   Workshops to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host  “encore entrepreneur” events on December 3 in Richmond and December 4 in Hampton focusing on people who are considering starting a business as a second career.   “AARP supports developing opportunities for older Americans to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs,” said AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato.  “AARP creates real possibilities …

— En Español | AARP executive vice president Nancy LeaMond said it best: “There’s a new word for retirement in America, and it’s ‘work.’” There are 37 million AARP members across the country and of these, half are still working, looking to re-enter the workforce, or thinking about starting their own business. That’s why AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have been collaborating to connect experienced workers with the tools and resources needed to develop small businesses. Over the …

— There’s no experience like experience. – David Mintz, CEO of Tofutti En Español | Your experience is one of your most valuable assets. But in today’s changing work environment, whether you’re interested in starting a small business, recareering, or finding a new job in a difficult market, you need a competitive edge. That’s why AARP California is hosting Work@50+, a free day-long conference in Long Beach on November 2nd that will provide the tools, technology, and resources you need to …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2013 CONTACT: Denyce Singleton AARP VI State Director 340-713-2002 dsingleton@aarp.org Event April 18th on St. Croix Mark AARP and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month   Highlights effort between SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older Christiansted, St. Croix, VI – On April 18, 2013, AARP Virgin Islands, is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and will host an “encore entrepreneur” event on St. Croix.  The event will …