encore careers

How to find a second act career

How to find a second act career

Talking about “encore” or “second-act careers” has become a media obsession over the last few years. The assumption seems to be that all you have to do is put up a website offering consulting services of one sort or another and you will instantly have a money-making machine at your disposal. But the fact is, that Statistics Canada reports thousands of businesses enter and exit the marketplace thro... »

Saskatchewan author Gail Bowen releases new book at age 72

Saskatchewan author Gail Bowen releases new book at age 72

    I am an inveterate reader and I love mysteries so if I find an author I like with a huge back list, I feel like I’ve won the lottery. That’s what happened this fall when I discovered Regina Saskatchewan author Gail Bowen who at age 72 is releasing her 20th book in the Joanne Kilbourn series. Bowen was an associate professor of English at First Nations University of Saskatchewan raisi... »

My Road to Findependence: Guest Blog by Sheryl Smolkin

My Road to Findependence: Guest Blog by Sheryl Smolkin

This week I wrote a guest blog on financialindependencehub.com Almost 10 years ago, at age 54, I took early retirement from my job as a pension lawyer and Canadian research director of an international benefits consulting company. I locked the door of my downtown office for the last time on a Friday; on the following Monday I started my new career as editor-in-chief of an industry magazine. My new... »