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Hi I was made redundent in june 2011 at the age of 61 years old. I did not think I would stand any chance of getting another job, my husband and I still had bills to pay. we were and still are in a recession. I was lucky enough to meet someone who showed me how to earn an income, doing 10-15 hours a week or more if I want, for a minimum start up cost, I started doing this and within a few weeks I was earning, by doing some retailing then showing others how to do the same, this gave me the confidence and the knowledge, I am now my own boss and will not be made redundent again, this keeps me fit and motivated I get out and meet other like minded people if I can help others through this forum it would be great, this business can be run from anywhere in the UK you can contact me on 01522 718 623.

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10th Nov 2015 16:29:42
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Hiya all, I have just joined the group and I'm trying to find out what's what. The article by Kath got me thinking.

We see adverts for cruises and holidays, (things to enjoy during retirement,) and it's what we probably pictured when we were working.

Great, if you had a 'good' job that paid you enough to save some for later life, or if your employer provided you with a generous pension, or if you were lucky and kept your job, but what about those not so fortunate?

That group would include myself. I wont go into details here, but I will expand on it in a BLOG because my mistakes may guide others away from them.

The thing is that whether we, at our various ages, are finding it hard to enjoy retirement through bad planning, bad employer or just bad luck - we need to do something about it, don't we?

There must be a way to use our talents to make a little, (or a lot,) in our 'spare time'. I believe that I have one answer, (which I will share with anyone who is interested,) but between us there is a wealth of experience and knowledge going to waste.

Other people may write us off at 65, but we know different. I'll tell you something, I was deteriorating and 'going down the nick', as they say, until I found a way to fight back. I'm learning at the moment, some of it is new to me, but the very fact that I am having a go, setting a new goal, has brought me back to life.

Oh I'm still in pain, waiting for a hip replacement, but I know that I can do it. If fact, anyone who can read, learn, use a lap top or mobile device an follow instructions can do it.

I'll finish up now, but any comments, suggestions or feedback are welcome. (Watch for the blog.)

I've enjoyed 'talking' to you, thanks for you time. Pete. (bsa.a7)
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17th Oct 2012 12:03:37
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What an inspirational story with a very happy ending or should I say new beginning! Good luck with your new venture 🙂

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