Adventures in Housing: The small-time landlord

Sep 13, 2019
Becoming a landlord helped Beverly Wilcox retire at 54, go back to school and launch a second career.
California landlord Beverly Wilcox laying sod at one of her properties in 2001.
Courtesy of Beverly Wilcox

Becoming a food and wine "superhero"

Nov 27, 2017
"I'm in a place where I can make a difference."
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Why more than half of farmers have a second job

Mar 4, 2015
Soaring land prices are only part of the reason farmers look for additional work.

From heavy industry to intensive care

Mar 21, 2012
Workers in Detroit who've been laid off from traditional industry are finding new and unexpected opportunities in the caring professions.
Kurt Edwards is a male nurse at Sheffield Manor Nursing and Rehab Center on Detroit's west side. Before he was trained in nursing, he was laid off in 2007 from his job stocking a warehouse.
Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

Thinking about an encore career

Mar 14, 2012
Currently, I am thinking about going back to school for a graduate degree to change my career entirely. It would be hard to do this while working full-time. I think that if I stick out this job for another 15…