Ep. 115 Over 50, Underemployed and Not the Way I Used To Be
Did you know you could be on your way to living in or near poverty with an entirely different lifestyle as you age?
Dr. Geneva discusses this real-life phenomenon with aging expert Elizabeth White and offers solutions and practical advice to avoiding financial insecurity and limited finances as we age.
Elizabeth White, author of 55, Underemployed and Faking Normal (Simon and Schuster), advocates aging solutions for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity. When she could not find a book that met her needs during her own bout of long-term unemployment, she wrote it herself. She wrote it as a 65-year-old woman who has lived the stories she describes and as a Harvard MBA, former retail entrepreneur, and C-suite executive who never expected to land here.
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal is about the millions of older Americans who, despite a history of career choice and decent incomes, are facing the prospect of downward mobility in old age. Based on expert research and interviews with older adults, Fifty-five looks at the tools and strategies Boomers, and GenXers can utilize to make sense of changed circumstances and better manage financial hardship. Containing over 100 online resources, Fifty-five is the book to read to navigate the emotional aspects of finding oneself suddenly and unexpectedly among the long-term unemployed.
Ms. White is a frequent guest blogger and speaker at conferences and workshops and has been named one of the top influencers on aging in the country. Her essays and work have appeared in Barron’s, Forbes, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Next Avenue, and The Washington Post. She has been featured prominently in three segments on the PBS NewsHour. And her TEDx Talk has been elevated to the main TED stage, where it has garnered over 1.9 million views. Ms. White has been featured on the TED Radio Hour and was recently invited to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging.