Did You "Discover" Today? 
September 2019
Greetings!

Our quarterly newsletter, Did You Discover Today? is sent to you each March, June, September, and December with terrific articles from the "Discover" section of our website -- several written just for us!

We invite you to browse the "Discover" archives for even more interesting information on career transitions, diversity, finances, health & wellness, positive aging, relationships, technology & the internet, and travel -- even more than we could include here!

If you discover an article on one of these subjects in your own reading and think we should include it, please email us the link to the article at info@thetransitionnetwork.org . If you would like to submit an article you have written for our consideration, please email us as well. 

We hope you enjoy discovering new perspectives and opportunities as you transition on your path, and that you participate in many TTN activities this spring!
  
Career Transitions:

How to Make a Career Change at 50

At 50 years old, you are much closer to retirement age than you are to the age you were when you first started out. If you plan to retire at 67, when you can collect your full  U.S. Social Security benefits , you have about 17 years left of your career. Depending on how you feel about what you do to make a living, that can seem like a very short time or an eternity.


Diversity:

Companies are Still Ignoring Older Female Workers, and It's Hurting Their Bottom Line

Many companies love to tout the success of their Diversity and Inclusions programs. Glassdoor  publishes an annual list of the Top 20 companies  with diversity programs. Fortune  partnered with A Great Place to Work  to create a list of the best workplaces for diversity. There are many more lists like this, but according to PwC, only  8% of these companies include age in their D&I strategies.


Finances:

These Women Are at Most Financial Risk in Retirement

The finding is based on research of women ages 50 to 59 from the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College. According to CRR’s National Retirement Risk Index, 46% of married women in their 50s in two-income households are at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement vs. 32% of married women that age in one-income households and 39% of women in their 50s who’ve never been married.


Health & Wellness:

50 Health Secrets Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

Learn what you need more of—protein, girls nights, joy—and what to cut out—anxiety, candy bars, bad relationships—when you hit this important milestone.


Positive Aging:

Time Flies: Make It Count!

Time flies, but does it count? Do you too often find the day gone without any sense of satisfaction or accomplishment? Time flies, but does it count? Do you too often find the day gone without any sense of satisfaction or accomplishment? 


Relationships:

The Best Dating Sites for Older Adults Looking for Love Later in Life

If you’ve never been on a dating site for over-50s, you'll be surprised by how easy and helpful these platforms are. Online dating at any age can be somewhat disconcerting, and you might be worried (or downright scared) of embarking on it now that you’re over 50. Don’t worry; it’s actually not bad at all, with  studies finding that dating is more fun later in life ! Millions of people have benefited from over-50 dating sites, and with the right information and approach, you can too. 


Technology & the Internet:

Poor Training, Lack of Skills Leave Older Workers Behind: Study

A new study from  Docebo  suggests professionals across the world want to learn skills to help them at work… but the training just isn’t there.

Baby Boomers are most affected: 40 percent of older pros in the United Kingdom and 28 percent in the U.S. feel they “don’t have the skills needed to win a new job.” When asked to compare themselves to younger professionals, nearly half of all Baby Boomers felt those younger than them had better tech skills.


Travel:

I'm 54 & Single & This Year I Finally Embraced Solo Travel

No kids, no parents, and no partner meant that most likely I would be solo or a third wheel at a friend’s dinner. It wasn’t until this year that I finally made a decision to shake things up and get the hell out of town.


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