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George Schofield

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George H. Schofield, PhD, is a futurist, business consultant, speaker and professor, specializing in organizational psychology and career development. His columns appear on Huffington Post 50+, PBS Next Avenue, Forbes.com and Marketwatch.

A former VP for the Bank of America, Schofield spent a distinguished career as a consultant before turning his focus on a life stage that few have studied in depth: the span between middle age and elderly.

George’s Amazon 5-star rated book, “After 50 It’s Up to Us: Developing the Skills and Agility We’ll Need”, has rave reviews from Richard Bolles, author of “What Color is Your Parachute”.

How We Started a Business in Our 70s

Personal Finance

How We Started a Business in Our 70s

How We Started a Business in Our 70s

Husband and wife team Rick and Jari Searns, of Williamsville, N.Y., have been entrepreneurs for almost their entire working lives — roughly 45 years. They have successfully launched and sold three staffing companies, one of which was an Inc. 500 company, and co-founded and currently own two marketing companies. They founded RestMark in 2013, spent... Read More

Don’t Go Broke Paying for Your Kid’s College

Personal Finance

Don’t Go Broke Paying for Your Kid’s College

Don’t Go Broke Paying for Your Kid’s College

So here’s the squeeze for the “sandwich” generation: many Boomers are financing three big-ticket items at the same time. They’re helping support their aging parents, paying college (or prep school) tuition for their kids, and are trying to fund their own retirement accounts. All this in an iffy economy, when finding a job for the... Read More

Will You Ever Be Able to Save Enough for Retirement?

Personal Finance

Will You Ever Be Able to Save Enough for Retirement?

Will You Ever Be Able to Save Enough for Retirement?

With the stock market still in roller coaster mode and more and more companies reducing or eliminating retirement benefits, many people—from Boomers and Generation Xers to savvy Millennials—are facing the fact that they need to seize control of their retirement financial plan. And they need to do it sooner rather than later. Boomers in particular... Read More

How New Mortgage Rules Could Affect Real Estate Investors

Mortgages

How New Mortgage Rules Could Affect Real Estate Investors

How New Mortgage Rules Could Affect Real Estate Investors

With interest rates still hovering near all-time lows, and property values in many places improving but still far below 2007 highs, investing in real estate may seem like a smart move—especially for anyone squeamish about investing in the stock market. (A whopping 76% of consumers are saying “no” to equities, according to Bankrate’s latest Financial... Read More

Retirees: Do You Have the Right Bank?

Personal Finance

Retirees: Do You Have the Right Bank?

Retirees: Do You Have the Right Bank?

If you are over 50, retired, or hoping to retire soon, now is a good time to make sure you’ve chosen the right bank. And your decision isn’t just about the financial products and services you need now, but the ones you may need in the future. Nancy Butler (not her real name) learned this... Read More

How to Apply for Your First Business Loan

Personal Finance

How to Apply for Your First Business Loan

How to Apply for Your First Business Loan

If you are among the 40% of baby boomers AARP says plan to work until they die, and if you plan to start or buy a business instead of working for someone else, your venture will likely involve some sort of financing. Unless you plan to fund this enterprise solely with savings—not recommended unless you... Read More

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