Savings for Life: A Pathway to Financial Security for All Americans is a “Super Simple” savings plan from the Aspen Institute. The plan proposes an America’s IRA, a simplified version of the standard IRA that would be offered to everyone and Security Plus Annuities that would be sold to new retirees to ensure long-term financial security and could be automatically added to Social Security payments if elected.

Created by Encore.org member Lee Callaway, RebootYou.com is a Web site focused on life transitions with stories and resources to help people “rebooting” themselves. Career switchers are encouraged to post their reinvention stories on the site.

For more information, check out the Encore.org blog post.

Marci Alboher’s “Shifting Careers” blog in The New York Times chronicled the growing encore movement. Read her past posts and articles at her personal Web site, heymarci.com.

By Saundra Marling and Jill Pfaff-Waterbury. Life Transition Consulting, 2006
Boomers' Job Search Guide uses a workbook format to help jobseekers over 50 focus their goals and find a second career. The book covers job search essentials such as assessing your skills, resume writing, networking and interviewing.
Price: $19.99

One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success
By Marci Alboher. Business Plus, 2007
Attorney/journalist/speaker Marci Alboher’s book profiles people who are seeking greater fulfillment through multiple careers. The guide includes advice on how to market your multiple talents and try out different jobs before making a career change—without going broke.
Price: $14.99
Available online at heymarci.com

Temple University for Intergenerational Learning is offering a free online course to help nonprofits tap the talents and energy of people 50 and older. The three-hour, interactive course, called “Capturing Experience,” gives specific strategies for shaping paid and unpaid opportunities for older adults seeking jobs with a social purpose.

For more information, check out the Encore.org blog post.

The McKinsey Global Institute report examines boomers’ lack of savings and suggests that working longer may be the solution.

For more information, check out the Encore.org blog post.

By Andrew Yarrow. Yale University Press, 2008
In his new book, Forgive Us Our Debts, Andrew Yarrow takes Americans to task for refusing to deal with the skyrocketing national debt. Yarrow blames politicians for expanding benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare and he blames the public for allowing elected leaders to do so. He is a fan of encore careers that pump more money into the economy and reduce the amount spent on entitlements.
Price: $25.00

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy serves as coordinator and facilitator for the multidisciplinary work in aging issues at Florida State University.

Florida State University.

Individuals and employers would get tax credits and other incentives to save money for the training and education needed to launch their encore careers under the Lifelong Learning Accounts Act of 2008, introduced by Reps. Rahm Emanuel and Jim Ramstad. The legislation fills gaps in other government programs such as Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, 529 college accounts, Hope scholarships and other programs.

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