Kerry Hannon – Best Selling Author; AARP’s Work & Jobs Expert; contributor to NYT, Forbes, Next Avenue; Speaker, Media Expert

Kerry Hannon –

Kerry Hannonis a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country.Kerry focuses on empowering yourself to do more with your career and personal finances – now and for the future.

She has spent more than two decades covering all aspects of careers, business and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies, including The New York Times,Forbes,Money, U.S. News & World Report,and USA Today. Kerry’s work has also appeared in BusinessWeek,Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,and The Wall Street Journal,among other national publications.

She has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show, ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS.

Kerry is currently a columnistand regular contributor to The New York Times, AARP’s Work and Jobs Expert and Great Jobs columnist, contributing editor and Second Verse columnist at Forbes,and the PBS website expert and columnist on personal finance, wealth management and careers for boomer women.

Kerry is the best-selling and award-winning author of a dozen books, including Getting the Job You Want After 50  ( #1 on Amazon for Mid-Life Career Management and Job-Hunting); the award-winning Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness,the GOLD Living Now Book Award for Personal Growth/Motivation winner, What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond, and the national bestseller Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy . . . And Pays the Bills.

Other books include Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows and The 10-Minute Guide to Retirement for Women.

The second–updated and revised–edition of Kerry’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ (Wily. 2018) was the #1 new release on Amazon and is an Amazon bestseller.

Kerry’s Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Womenwas published on October 31, 2017 by Post Hill Press, distributed by Simon and Schuster and available worldwide.

Kerry is currently working on a new book: Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneurs Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Lifeto be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2019.

Kerry has been a fellow of the Columbia Journalism School and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center’s Age Boom Academy. She has also been a regular expert moderator and panelist for the Age Boom Academy. She was a Metlife Foundation and New America Media fellow on Aging. In 2018, she was a National Press Foundation fellow.

She has testified before Congress about the importance of older workers.

Her work also focuses on advising women on how to take charge of their own financial planning. Her work explores what women need to do, at all stages of their lives, to prepare themselves for a financially secure future.

Kerry graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she serves on the Board of Visitors. She received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she is currently a member of an editorial board. Kerry lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador Retriever, Zena.

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