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.
Have a dream to be your own boss? More and more Americans 50 and older are turning their passions into paychecks by starting their own business or non-profit venture. AARP supports developing opportunities for experienced workers to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs.
AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration will join forces to improve the chances for success of “encore entrepreneurs” – people 50 and older who are starting a business – at free workshops in Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing during April.
AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Whether you are looking for information on Social Security, finding a job or starting a business, saving and planning, investing, and more, these financial publications are valuable resources that include a helpful “to-do” list of action steps.
Interested in starting your own business in Arkansas? The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTC) is sponsoring a seminar in April on this topic, with options to attend events in Russellville, Hot Springs, Searcy, Little Rock, Hope and Jonesboro. AARP members and veterans attend FREE!
Louisiana AARP, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in New Orleans on April 29, 2013. The event will be held at the AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 South Carrollton, at 5:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to start their own business, how to develop a business strategy, franchising business structures and identifying financial resources.
By Theresa Sullivan Barger • After decades of part-time and volunteer work while raising her sons, Phyllis Fryzel wanted full-time employment that would combine her international banking experience with her passion for helping others.
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