If you’re in a good relationship or marriage and you don’t need the online dating world, then you haven’t experienced the dating-and-mating conundrum that is fifty-something prejudice. Almost overnight, skills honed over a lifetime seem tired, passé.If you’re successfully self-employed, if you’re secure in a position, if you’re financially independent or supported by a spouse, you haven’t yet (and possibly won’t) feel the traditional career options closing in. As for health, there are no magical guarantees against accident or illness at any age. But the likelihood that time will take a gradual toll on the body is higher as we get older, naturally. Both are options at any age; their purpose, focus and costs will certainly vary; financing either may be the tricky part but the benefits (and pleasure), great. Twenty- and thirty-somethings will gladly do the work you used to do, and probably for less money…
In our youth-obsessed country, age 50 seems to be a sort of trigger.
When you hit the fifties as an age bracket, you feel as if you’re dropping off the earth.
All I know is I can barely survive on what I make now. ), I have to get some kind of specialized training… Who would like to jump in with their experience, ideas, or suggestions?
Who can contribute to input on relocating over 50, and how to prepare in terms of jobs and logistics?
Most of us get jobs (or work) through personal connections; in my experience, the older we get the more important it is to realize this.