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Work Wanted: Protect Your Retirement Plans in Uncertain Times


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Action plan for every boomer professional who wants to keep working, keep thriving, and improve their coming decades!

  • How to take advantage of the coming workforce crisis to keep your career, and your lifestyle, on your terms!
  • How to reinvent yourself to find more meaning and passion in your work.
  • How to get past the myths about aging and retirement that prevent millions of people from pursuing their dreams.
  • Description

    • Copyright 2009
    • Edition: 1st
    • Book
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-235464-0
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-235464-6

     “Work Wanted is a must-read for all boomers who see more than a finish line for their career! Jim Walker and Linda Lewis bring new light to the concepts of aging, work, and retirement in this great book.”

    Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

    “This book was perfect for me, a younger baby boomer. It helped me to create my roadmap to financial independence and addresses many questions I didn’t even know I had!”

    Carol A. Gallagher, Ph.D., bestselling author, Going to the Top

    “The best resource available for professionals interested in planning their older years. Work Wanted makes a persuasive case that we can and should make paid work an important part of our older years. Most of us want to keep some attachment to the work world as we move into the retirement years, and Work Wanted tells us everything you need to know to do so.”

    Peter Cappelli, George W. Marshall Professor of Management, The Wharton School, and author, Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty

    The Complete Action Plan for Every Baby Boomer Who Wants to Keep Working–and Thriving!

    This is the definitive handbook for every baby boomer who wants, needs, or expects to keep on working! You’ll find practical, realistic, action-oriented advice for working on your terms, not someone else’s...reinventing yourself for your next stage of life...finding more meaning in the work you choose...protecting your finances and your lifestyle...and a whole lot more!

    If you’re a baby boomer and a professional, chances are you will live far into your 80s or beyond. That means you’ll have 20+ more years to actively work and pursue your interests. Work Wanted will help you make those years as valuable as you possibly can. Packed with practical checklists, references, and case studies, this book is organized for action, not talk. Drs. James Walker and Linda Lewis first explore the myths, falsehoods, and obsolete “conventional wisdom” about aging and retirement that stand in your way. Drawing on their experience working with companies and individuals facing these issues, Walker and Lewis help you realistically assess the challenges you’ll actually face–from your real income needs to your changing goals. Discover why a growing shortage of experienced people will give you more workplace leverage than ever before. Then, learn how to implement an action plan to keep working on your own terms at your current company, if that’s what you want. Ready to move on? Work Wanted will support you in reinventing yourself, pursuing more meaningful work, acquiring new skills, and even mentoring your new younger colleagues. Whatever you want to do, this book will help you stay vital, happy, and healthy while you’re doing it...not just for years, but decades!

    • Boomers without boundaries!

    Transform the landscape of work and retirement, one choice at a time

    • Chart your own future–and make it happen

    Define the value you will add and the difference you will make...then do it!

    • No more “Wal-Mart greeter” syndrome

    Find professional work that is fulfilling, motivating, satisfying, and meaningful

    • Choose the right options at the right times

    Keep working, go part-time, phase into retirement, switch careers, return to school, or become a “free agent”

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    Protecting Your Retirement Plans in Uncertain Times: Boomers, Do Your Thing Again!

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    Table of Contents

    About the Authors  xiii

    Preface  xv

    Introduction  xvii

    Chapter 1: Boomers, Do Your Thing Again!  1

    Chapter 2: Consider Flexible Work and Retirement  25

    Chapter 3: Live Well and Pay the Bills  45

    Chapter 4: Stay Healthy and Active  65

    Chapter 5: Choose Meaningful Activities  89

    Chapter 6: Pursue Personal Growth and Learning  107

    Chapter 7: Take Advantage of Opportunities  131

    Chapter 8: Engage Younger Generations  155

    References  183

    Index  207


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