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There’s an Online Role for You…No Matter What Your Background

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 3, 2020

If you’ve worked as a bus driver all your life and at age 55, let’s say, a global pandemic vaporizes your job because, well, public transit demand collapses…are you employable online? This question popped into my mind while reading this in a Motley Fool story:  Older workers whose jobs aren’t conducive to telecommuting may not […]

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Earning Remotely From the “Rome of France”

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 26, 2020

For freelancer Maggie Montanaro, France has been an integral part of life since childhood.  As the daughter of a high school French teacher, the Ohio native visited France a few times during her mother’s school trips. Maggie would go on to study French and spend more and more time there. She participated in a study […]

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A Love Affair With Lisbon: Earning Online From Portugal’s Stunning Capital

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 24, 2020

Karin van Mierlo’s love affair with Lisbon started the moment she set foot in it.  “It’s a beautiful place,” she says. “I love it all: the narrow, hilly, winding streets, wide-open riverbank vistas, breathtaking beaches, and landscapes. I live just outside the city center in a residential area with big apartment buildings. Some are beautifully […]

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Are You Drastically Underestimating Your Earning Potential?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 23, 2020

This much is true: COVID-19 has not been kind to older workers.  May unemployment data showed the jobless rate among 55+ workers approaching 12%. That’s one of the highest jobless rates for any age cohort. Worse, the rise was explosive and dramatic in its speed. You can see in this chart just how fast the […]

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Turning a Passion for Photography Into a Rewarding Online Income

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 19, 2020

About two decades ago, Californian Diane M. Evans took her first photography class. She was quickly hooked by the art form. Though she had a busy career in the healthcare sector, she continued to study photography whenever she had the chance.  Eventually, Diane and her husband, Neal, embarked on a year-long sabbatical to Toulouse, France. […]

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A Month-Long Travel Video Adventure North of the Border

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 15, 2020

I woke to the sound of the Saint Lawrence River and the light of the morning sun shining into the RV. As the weather conditions were just right, I quickly set up my camera to film the vehicle against the shoreline, before sending up my drone to take aerial shots of the riverside road. Of […]

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Make up to $5,000 While You Sleep by Sharing Your Passion Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 13, 2020

Online courses are the future. Whether it’s a YouTube video showing you how to install a car roof rack, or a full-on degree in marketing, there is practically nothing that can’t now be learned from your computer. And for anyone with a skill they can share, this creates a great opportunity.  A number of years […]

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3 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 10, 2020

Some think it was Oscar Wilde, others say Will Rogers, and some claim a Botany suit advert from 1966. No matter where the saying comes from, it’s true: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Maybe even more so in the world of online freelancing. Yet every day I see freelancer […]

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Earning $25 an Hour Online From Stunning Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 6, 2020

“I wanted to give my daughter a richer life with additional opportunities,” says Stacey Hansen about her and her daughter’s decision to leave New Brunswick, Canada for the coastal town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Stacey says, “In 2017, my daughter and I chatted about what we’d like our life to look like going forward. […]

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Earn up to $3,000 a Month for Teaching Your Passion Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 2, 2020

Amy Stewart has written 11 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers. But recently, she has found a new way to make money from her talent: teaching her passion online. In 2001, Amy published her first book, a memoir about growing a garden. A year later, she signed up for an oil painting […]

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This Passive Income Opportunity Saved My Retirement

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 30, 2020

When the global financial crisis of 2008 hit, I was working on Wall Street. Like millions of other people, my finances took a big hit. I survived it, but my financial security and retirement plans were severely impacted. I was getting older—in my mid-50s at that point—and nearing the end of my banking career, so […]

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The 5 Golden Rules for Finding Online Gigs

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 29, 2020

When I started freelancing about 15 years ago, the farthest thing from my mind was adventure and freedom. I just wanted off the corporate treadmill. When I decided to make the break, I printed up business cards, went to Chamber of Commerce meetings hoping to find clients that would need my services, and started pestering […]

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