Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Hustle High Five - Hustler News of the Week - February 1

Much of the country is indoors taking shelter from the polar vortex.  It's a good time to read this selection of curated stories related to Encore Hustles.

purpose and a paycheck
1)   Chris Farrell has written extensively on retirement and encore careers.  He has a new book Purpose and a Paycheck coming out on February 5th.  Here is an exert from his first chapter.  I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book.

2)   In Australia seniors are turning to Airtasker, which is similar to the American TaskRabbit, to earn extra money by performing a variety of tasks that others want outsourced: gardening, baking, handyman work and IT help.  Check out this story from Yahoo Finance of an Australian senior who has made $20K over three years by being an Airtasker.

3)   Read and watch this story of a 71 year old Nashville retiree who funds his bucket list goal of visiting every National Park by working 4 months of the year Amazon.

4)   It is a big decision when to retire, assuming you are not forced into it by layoffs or poor health.  Read this article from Canada, where 1 in 4 retirees regret retiring and want to go back to work.

5)   One of the reasons people consider an encore career is to pursue a passion.  Here is a story from NextAvenue of an aerospace executive, who at age 60, left corporate life to become a high school tennis coach in Chicago.

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