Susan Peppercorn was quoted in an article published on titled, For some, the later years signal it’s time for a life change.” Susan said those contemplating a second act should check their bank accounts and understand the economics of their new pursuits before taking the leap.

“If you want to go from being a scientist at a biopharma firm to being a beekeeper,” Susan said, “you have to be at a financial stage of your life where you can do that. It gets more complicated when there are tuition bills and mortgages to pay, or parents who need financial assistance. Sometimes the best course is, by necessity, a pragmatic one. Among other considerations,” said Peppercorn, if you’re under 65 and not yet eligible for Medicare, “you have to figure out where your health insurance is coming from.”

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