Starting Over After 50

Having my own mortgage business for years I thought I was set until my retirement, then the current recession hit. Needless to say my business went down the tubes. As you can imagine I was devastated. Here I was 56 years old and totally broke after sinking everything trying to keep my business afloat. After beating myself up for a while I said to myself "stop crying and get off your *** and do something about it" so I had to reinvent myself. Being broke my options were limited. So I turned to the only thing at my disposal, my computer. Not being very computer literate it took me a while to get things going. But persistence always pays off. Now here I am 58 years old and back on my feet. I have 5 web sitesĀ I receive income from, plus I setup motivational videos on YouTube called Over 50 And Broke and Over 50 And Having A Ball where I try to show people how to it what I call the TriFeca of life which is a healthy mind, body and pocket. Also a web site called Over 50 And Broke where I give advice to people in similar situations and help them find a way back.
The moral of this story is no matter your age or situation in life there is a way back. You just have to make up your mind to do it. I'd love to hear back from others who have a comeback story of their own.
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56-60, M
3 Responses Apr 12, 2011

Hi, I'm 50 and due to divorce, work probs and all the usual stuff that sweeps the carpet from under our feet, find myself at rock bottom. I always thought things would be ok by this age but now find myself in a worse situation than when I was 20 ! <br />
Currently reading all blogs and info about starting again at 50, hoping for inspiration and the courage to start over. I'd just like to wipe the slate clean and start again but it's so scary.

Thanks Christine, The way things are today there are so many people out there in similar situations. People need to know that it's not the end of the world when something like this happens. Keeping a positive attitude is key.

Amazing! Good 4 U, U R an Inspiration 2 Others! Keep Up The Great Work!