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By Jason Middleton
Let’s set aside the inter-generational bickering and blaming that seems to be prevalent today. For this segment, we’re talking Baby Boomers.
And a common, contemporary fate for a disproportionate number of them: being underemployed.
There are millions of people in their fifties and sixties who find themselves out of work, unable to find a job, and financially incapable of retiring.
Our guest this week is a living example of this Boomer conundrum. Elizabeth White is the author of ‘55, UNDEREMPLOYED, AND FAKING NORMAL: Your Guide to a Better Life.’
She has an impressive resume, including advanced degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins and a distinguished employment history – including a stint at the World Bank.
She started a business that failed and then tried to re-enter the work force in her mid-fifties, only to find that there is little demand for workers her age, even those with an outstanding resume.
Have great weeks, everybody.