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Where To Find a Job — Age Is Not An Issue

Lost Your Job? Don’t Cry, Cope!

A while back an online friend of mine, Josh, announced some bad news.  He got laid off from his job and things didn’t look very good for him getting his job back any time soon.

Many of my readers here have been in the same position, and some are even in a worse pickle than Josh was.  You might have a wife, a house with a mortgage, a car payment, student loans, and other debts as well.

Josh had plenty on his plate also, and in today’s “degree=crazy” world he had the dubious distinction of being a non-college graduate in a mainly college-oriented business world.

Josh took stock of his situation, and although he began the boring, demeaning routine of sending out resumes and standing, hat-in-hand in from of various gatekeepers hoping to win an interview for a replacement job.

But one asset Josh had that most laid-off folks in his position did not have was eBay.  Josh had been selling items on eBay for some years as a hobby.

He decided that while he cooled his heels (and wore out his shoes) hoping for another try at another risky job, he would devote himself to expanding his eBay reselling business and see how much of his lost income he could replace with skills he already had, and with an investment of virtually nothing.

One Year Later, Let Josh Tell You If His Plan Worked

Josh is making more money from selling on eBay than he ever did before with a “real” job, and he only even ever steps outside his door when he wants to.  Think about it.

Jobs Are The Buggy Whips of 2021

10 Ways To Make Money In Retirement — Online Modernized

(Updated 11 February 2021)

I’m going through old articles about how to Make Money In Retirement from my old Retired Pay blog, deleting some trivia and updating some of the more worthy ones to meet changing times.

I was really struck by this article, written more than 10 years ago … how little seems to have changed … especially the attitude my fellow seniors have about empowering their retirement by learning new things and capitalizing on on-line opportunities. Enjoy.

Ways to Make Money in Retirement

How I Found This Article and Many Others

As I’ve mentioned before I make a lot of use of Google Alerts

(you should set some for yourself and see how valuable this service is)

in order to find information on things I want to learn about (like Make Money In Retirement) as well as general subjects for the blogs I operate.

This article is from a UK magazine a few summers back.

Still pretty much up to date … and still pretty much behind the times regarding the Internet.

Do they think our brains dry up at age 65 or something?

After 30-odd years of internet use, you’d think they would start to “get it” by now, wouldn’t you?

Read the Make Money In Retirement article if you haven’t already and then come back here and I’ll give you what I feel is the “rest of the story”.

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