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Finding Your Financial Footing Over 50

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Life sometimes takes us down an unpredictable path. Find your financial footing once your primary earning years have passed.
Air Date: 1/29/19
Duration: 14:02
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Elizabeth White, Author
Elizabeth WhiteElizabeth White is a seasoned nonprofit executive, author and aging solutions advocate for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity. Ms. White earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Political Science from Oberlin College. She has written for Next Avenue, Forbes, Huffington Post, The American Society on Aging newsletter,, and Sixty and Me. She has also been featured in The Christian Science Monitor and AARP Disrupt Aging newsletter. She resides in Washington, DC, with her daughter and grandson.
Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity.

Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income.

As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as much as the last job you left. Consider taking a freelance position or two in order to generate income. Short consultancies, subletting rooms in your home and driving for a ride share service are options.

Things beyond your control may have landed you in your current financial state. You can learn from past mistakes, but the economic state of the country doesn’t boost your savings.

Listen as Elizabeth White joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to find your financial footing over 50.

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