The numbers aren't pretty.
According to those surveyed:
- Less than a third of us say we’re financially prepared for post-retirement;
- Only 60 percent of us have any retirement savings socked away at all;
- Nearly one out of every four of us say we’re not retiring until age 70–or later.
But we needn’t have to wind up in some crummy Section 8 housing, turning the heat way down in the winter so we won’t get staggering utility bills. (Now that’s a pretty dismal visual). Or hoping that one of our kids will take us in. Or saying prayers over our lotto numbers.
We can–and should–take accountability for our financial instability.
And guess what. Pretty much every baby boomer I know is sitting on a pile of gold. Maybe even a mountain.
OK, not literally. The “gold” I’m talking here is our years of experience, our knowledge, our skills, our passions and interests. We’re crazy if we don’t at least try to cash in on them. They are, in a sense, our internal 401k–if we figure out how to tap into them.
Plus, we don’t need to shell our tens of thousands of dollars in start up cost if we don’t want to, or can’t. We have the Internet, with its low cost tools and its global marketplace.
As I mention in my ebook, Boomers Who Mean Business: A Guide for Starting Your Own Business After Age 50, our generation has been identified as one of the most entrepreneurial generations in the history of our country, with nearly one in 10 of the more than 75 million Baby Boomers in their own privately held businesses. (BIG Research).
And many of them are doing it by blogging.
You’re probably thinking, yeah right, but let me share just a few of those with you:
These are just a few of the boomers who have turned their expertise, experience and/or passions into profitable blogs.
You can do it, too.
But, you say, I know nothing about blogging, or setting up a blog, or how I can make money with a blog.
I personally have spent years (and a lot of money) learning how to do all of the above. But now I’ve discovered a blogging system that, for as little as $25 dollars a month, provides all of the tools and tutorials in one neat package. If you don’t have a blog yet, or if you have been using one of the free blog sites and would like to kick it u a professional notch, I urge you to check it out. (I am using it for this blog, and absolutely love how easy it makes it for one to launch, grow and even promote a blog site in minutes.
Anyway, think about starting a blog of your own, for fun and profit.