Thursday, October 18, 2012

7 Methods for Making Money for Those Over 50

Real Estate = Big Money
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Being on the back-nine of your life doesn't mean you have to take it laying down. There is still much to do and money to be made. Let the younger generation beat themselves to a pulp trying to get ahead in life while you reap the benefits. How can you capitalize on the younger generation without extensive physical effort?

1. Real Estate - Investing in real estate is a great way to put a few dollars in your pocket. Depending on your goals, you could easily amass an empire from rentals to those younger folks who need homes.

2. Stocks - While buying stocks could be risky at times, preparing yourself could yield a handsome retirement bonus. Research methods to help you achieve your goals by using the Internet. The information is yours for the taking.

3. Forex - Trading currencies on the foreign exchange is similar to the risks in trading stocks. Essentially, you are betting that one type of currency will out-perform another. This could pay off in excessive amounts of money, or tap everything you put into it.

4. Business Ventures - There are many people across the globe looking for someone to invest in his or her business. If you have the finances to back a business, you could turn yourself into a successful entrepreneur as well.

5. Take 1 - Did you know that you could make videos of demonstrating your favorite hobby or career choice for money? By posting videos on YouTube of you performing or explaining a subject you're knowledgeable in, you can monetize the videos and generate ad revenue from Google.

6. Instructional Website - Much like the YouTube suggestion above, you could create a website based around your knowledge or expertise in any given subject. This can be used for ad revenue, affiliate sales, and more depending on what your website is about.

7. Learn - It may be difficult to see yourself going back to school, but education could open doors you never thought were there because of your age. With the nature of online courses, you could even earn a degree from the comfort of your own home.

When it comes to making money, your age is never an issue. Age just alters the methods that are available to you. While physical restraints will prevent you from becoming a star athlete, your mind will always be your greatest asset. Out-think the competition and you'll succeed at anything.

Author Bio:
Jack Meyer is a regular contributor for As a detective he wants to spread the knowledge of terrible things that can happen when people don’t fully verify the credentials of a caregiver or any employee. He also writes for various law enforcement blogs and sites.


  1. To be honest, I would not probably recommend starting Forex related business when you are over 50. First of all loss can be really frustrating, second of all-the chances of loss are to high, that is why it is better to concentrate on something like learning. In case you put too much on Forex, you may find yourself left with nothing. At that age, it is better to protect yourself from different money loss related situation. You surely do not want to use one of those money loans online, right? Anyways, it was nice to read a post like that. Thanx a lot

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