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5 Steps to Self-Employment

Woman smiling, family-owned restaurant, Work for Yourself 50+, AARP Foundation

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation and also pave the way to greater financial security down the road? If this sounds like you, you are in the right place. AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself@50+ program will guide through a process to help you decide whether being self-employed is right for you. Our goal is to help you identify the right options for you, and point you to additional resources to help you get started. We will share the first steps you should take and caution you about mistakes to avoid. We will help you understand what self-employment looks like in today’s economy by reviewing some of the many options for those over 50.