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The New Golden Age

It's not your father's retirement. Today's baby boomers see life after 50 as a new opportunity to start businesses they love.

This story appears in the February 2005 issue of Start Up.

Baby boomers, who comprise the largest generation in history, have been redefining American life as we know it for decades. And now, they're redefining the traditional notion of retirement as well.

Rather than leaving their careers for lives of leisure, golfing or touring the country in RVs, many baby boomers aged 50 and older are choosing to start new careers--but not just any careers. They're applying their experience in management, finance, marketing and other business disciplines to businesses of their own that are personally fulfilling, exciting and fun.

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