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Oct 27, 2022

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Richard Eisenberg. 

In January of 2022, Rich “Unretired”. 

Rich is a freelance personal finance writer and editor and co-host of the “Friends Talk Money” podcast. Most recently, he was managing editor of Next Avenue site, and editor of its Money & Policy and Work and Purpose channels. He is author of How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis  and The Money Book of Personal Finance and lives in New Jersey.

Before working at Next Avenue, Rich was Front-Page Finance Editor at Yahoo!, Special Projects Director/Money Editor at Good Housekeeping, and Executive Editor at Money Magazine. 

He is the author of "How to Avoid a Midlife Financial Crisis" and "The Money Book of Personal Finance" and lives in New Jersey.

He spends his newfound free time mentoring, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. 


In this episode:

  • The definition of “Unretirement”
  • How to freelance after retirement, and available writing and writing related gigs
  • The skillsets writers need writing for online publications 
  • Tips for having open conversations with an editor about expectations, from both sides of the publishing wall
  • Richard’s experience writing a viral article
  • Connecting  podcasts with other work as a multi-passionate writer


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Friends Talk Money Podcast:


His viral article: Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

What You Said About ‘Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

Think Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Art? Think Again

His MarketWatch column:

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