SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Education

How to Learn New Job Skills for Free (or Close to It)

Thinking of Changing Careers?

How to Learn New Job Skills for Free (or Close to It)

by Jean Chatzky

Investing for Life Change During the Presidential Campaign

by Allan Roth, AARP

Five ways to sidestep scams when you’re looking for love online.

Avoiding Online Dating Woes

Five ways to sidestep scams when you’re looking for love online.

by Doug Shadel and David Dudley, AARP

Reduce the risk of falling victim to fraud.

7 Ways To Scamproof Yourself

Reduce the risk of falling victim to fraud.

by Sid Kirchheimer , AARP

Intrigued by the trombone? Wondering about Zumba? Go ahead, spread your wings and take an online course.

Feed Your Curiosity By Going Back To School

Intrigued by the trombone? Wondering about Zumba? Go ahead, spread your wings and take an online course.

by Kara Baskin

 Plus, tips on how to turn your talents into a part-time gig.

5 Jobs That Require Natural Skills You Might Already Have

Plus, tips on how to turn your talents into a part-time gig.

by Kerry Hannon

The Week Away That Can Transform Your Career

by Kara Baskin

Look in the right places, and yes, there is money to go back to school. The best way is to find scholarships.

Scholarships for Midlifers

Look in the right places, and yes, there is money to go back to school. The best way is to find scholarships.

by Elizabeth MacBride

 Ask yourself these 5 questions to see whether you’re treading water or moving ahead.

Self-Check: Is Your Career on Autopilot?

Ask yourself these 5 questions to see whether you’re treading water or moving ahead.

by Kara Baskin

A corporate leader who transitioned to teaching reveals what you should think about first

Are You a Teacher at Heart?

A corporate leader who transitioned to teaching reveals what you should think about first

by Kara Baskin

From Steeler to Healer: The Remarkable Life of Linebacker Gregg Carr

by JoBeth McDaniel

 Think you belong in a classroom? Five ways to test your blackboard readiness

So You Want To Be a Teacher

Think you belong in a classroom? Five ways to test your blackboard readiness

by Sarah Mahoney

Many people tiptoe from one career to the next, gradually and with small, deliberate steps. But for those who work in uniform, it’s more of a gigantic leap into the darkness. One day you’re a soldier, sailor, firefighter or cop, and the world knows you by what you wear. The next day? You walk away from a decades-long professional identity, knowing you can’t go back. Your outfits, and your future, are in your own hands.

At Ease: After the Military, a New Career

Many people tiptoe from one career to the next, gradually and with small, deliberate steps. But for those who work in uniform, it’s more of a gigantic leap into the darkness. One day you’re a soldier, sailor, firefighter or cop, and the world knows you by what you wear. The next day? You walk away from a decades-long professional identity, knowing you can’t go back. Your outfits, and your future, are in your own hands.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Six simple steps to see if it’s the right field for your second act

Financial Planning: the Next Great Career for You?

Six simple steps to see if it’s the right field for your second act

by Sarah Mahoney

Learning to play a musical instrument, writing a story, or shaping clay on a potter’s wheel all stimulate the brain. They provide novelty, problem-solving and complexity—a crucial triad of ingredients for maintaining brain fitness while also being fun, meaningful and satisfying.

Playing Music Can Make You Smarter

Learning to play a musical instrument, writing a story, or shaping clay on a potter’s wheel all stimulate the brain. They provide novelty, problem-solving and complexity—a crucial triad of ingredients for maintaining brain fitness while also being fun, meaningful and satisfying.

by Francine Toder

Knowing this answer could transform everything

The Self Knowledge That Can Spark Your Career

Knowing this answer could transform everything

by Richard Satran

It’s one of the fastest growing professions, and one of the most rewarding. Here’s how to check it out

5 Ways To See if Nursing Is for You

It’s one of the fastest growing professions, and one of the most rewarding. Here’s how to check it out

by Sarah Mahoney

 6 lessons from the experts in how to stay motivated in an online course

Learning Online: How To Finish Strong

6 lessons from the experts in how to stay motivated in an online course

by Kara Baskin

Looking for an infusion of pure joy and fulfillment in your life? Look back to the hobbies you loved as a kid.

Reembracing Your Childhood Dreams

Looking for an infusion of pure joy and fulfillment in your life? Look back to the hobbies you loved as a kid.

by Cate Lineberry

You know you want a new career. But how much will retraining cost, and can you safely borrow that sum?

School Loans After 40: How Much Should You Borrow?

You know you want a new career. But how much will retraining cost, and can you safely borrow that sum?

by Sarah Mahoney

Follow these guidelines to reimagine your career in a way that is successful, satisfying and sane.

9 Ways to Turbocharge Your Career Change

Follow these guidelines to reimagine your career in a way that is successful, satisfying and sane.

by Matthew Goldenberg

Here’s where you can learn essential skills at home, on your own time.

Top Online Courses to Better Run Your Small Business

Here’s where you can learn essential skills at home, on your own time.

by Victoria Stefanakos

Certificate programs are a quick, cost-effective way to pick up in-demand job skills.

The Right Certificate Can Land You a Great Job

Certificate programs are a quick, cost-effective way to pick up in-demand job skills.

by Victoria Stefanakos

Here’s how to know whether to ride out tough times, reinvent your role, or switch fields.

Trapped in a Dying Industry?

Here’s how to know whether to ride out tough times, reinvent your role, or switch fields.

by Elaine Pofeldt

Love creativity and working outdoors? Here’s the skinny on how much you can make crafting winding garden walls, intricate patios, or rustic fire pits.

So You Want To Be a Stoneworker

Love creativity and working outdoors? Here’s the skinny on how much you can make crafting winding garden walls, intricate patios, or rustic fire pits.

by Sarah Mahoney

Key lessons for making a smooth transition and finding work you love.

How To Retrain for a New Career

Key lessons for making a smooth transition and finding work you love.

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Another degree can open doors to a new career, if you follow these groundrules

Ace Grad School, Decades After Your BA

Another degree can open doors to a new career, if you follow these groundrules

by Elaine Pofeldt

Fast-growing demand, good pay and off-the-charts job satisfaction make the physical therapist career appealing. The one catch? Lots of schooling.

So You Want to be a Physical Therapist

Fast-growing demand, good pay and off-the-charts job satisfaction make the physical therapist career appealing. The one catch? Lots of schooling.

by Sarah Mahoney

 9 “nontraditionals” share their secrets for staying the course

Study Habits of Extremely Successful Midlife Students

9 “nontraditionals” share their secrets for staying the course

by Sarah Mahoney

Check out these appealing roles for midlife career change in fast-growing fields, and what it takes to do the job.

10 Careers Worth Going Back to School

Check out these appealing roles for midlife career change in fast-growing fields, and what it takes to do the job.

by Sarah Mahoney

What’s Luck got to do with it? <em>Plenty</em>, if you’re looking for a way to move forward with your transition. Here are some guides to putting yourself in fortune’s path and make your own luck.

6 Books that Could Change Your Luck

What’s Luck got to do with it? Plenty, if you’re looking for a way to move forward with your transition. Here are some guides to putting yourself in fortune’s path and make your own luck.

by Dana White

Devastated by the death of her daughter, Liza Bercovici found solace by creating a dance program and charter school in her memory

How One Woman Turned Grief into Triumph Through Dance

Devastated by the death of her daughter, Liza Bercovici found solace by creating a dance program and charter school in her memory

by Jeannie McDowell

The odds were stacked high against linebacker Gregg Carr ever becoming an orthopedic surgeon. But nobody told him

Practice, Practice, Practice: A Bone Crusher Becomes a Bone Curer

The odds were stacked high against linebacker Gregg Carr ever becoming an orthopedic surgeon. But nobody told him

by JoBeth McDaniel

 Do you kill plants just by walking past them? Don’t panic! You too can become a plant whisperer. First in a series on great gardening

Get Down, Get Dirty: Forget Flora Fiascos and Nurture Your Inner Green Thumb

Do you kill plants just by walking past them? Don’t panic! You too can become a plant whisperer. First in a series on great gardening

by Linda Daly

When you want to remodel your child’s life, it’s often a signal that someone else is yearning for change. That someone would be you.

Ask Coach Pamela: “My daughter’s aimlessness is driving me crazy.”

When you want to remodel your child’s life, it’s often a signal that someone else is yearning for change. That someone would be you.

by Pamela Mitchell

Psychologist Francine Toder braved cello lessons in her sixties, to discover beautiful music and a brighter brain.

Go Ahead, Make Music. It’ll Boost Your Brain

Psychologist Francine Toder braved cello lessons in her sixties, to discover beautiful music and a brighter brain.

by Francine Toder

The pitfall is putting all your effort into keeping your job, when you should be laying the foundation for a more fulfilling future.

“My Company’s Restructuring. What’s Next for Me?”

The pitfall is putting all your effort into keeping your job, when you should be laying the foundation for a more fulfilling future.

by Pamela Mitchell

Leave the cookie-cutter hotels and tourist-clogged beaches far behind and live out your grown-up fantasies with these hot travel trends.

Travel Reimagined: Cool Vacations That Can Change Your Life

Leave the cookie-cutter hotels and tourist-clogged beaches far behind and live out your grown-up fantasies with these hot travel trends.

by Kent Black

Want to blaze a new career path while also utilizing the skills you have from your current gig? An expert’s top choices of new careers.

6 Careers Worth Going Back to School For

Want to blaze a new career path while also utilizing the skills you have from your current gig? An expert’s top choices of new careers.

by Liz Ozaist

It’s a common career shift for business-oriented executives, but is it a smart move?

So You Want to Be a Financial Planner

It’s a common career shift for business-oriented executives, but is it a smart move?

by Gail Belsky

When you work for yourself, saving for later can be especially tough. These 5 tips can keep you on track.

The Secret of Saving for Retirement

When you work for yourself, saving for later can be especially tough. These 5 tips can keep you on track.

by Elizabeth MacBride