For the last 8 years, I’ve been in workforce development, and I’ve noticed a very scary trend: the number of senior citizens applying for minimum wage jobs seems to be increasing.
I don’t have any empirical data to back up my observation, but the eye test is telling me that my assertion is correct.
To top that off, an employer I know that recruits home health aides recently participated in a job fair, and told me the number of people over the age of 50 inquiring about becoming an HHA – a job both low-paying and physically taxing – was frightening.
I know that life has its ups and downs. Unexpected events will undoubtedly occur. I, myself, have had many financial setbacks.
But ultimately, I am the reason for my financial situation. Me.
That means you are, too.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are on the cusp of one of the greatest investment opportunities of any lifetime, and we must take advantage of it.
There is real wealth out there. It’s yours if you want it!
If you want to know where to look, try investing in the following areas:
1. Mobility as a service
3. CRISPR genome editing
4. Deep learning
5. Mobile payments
6. 3D printing
7. Blockchain technology
All of the categories above are emerging technology platforms, except China. China is a play on Demographics and the emergence of their middle class.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will identify companies you might want to watch in each of these platforms.
Investing is more important now, than ever. No one in the latter part of life should be in the position of having to apply to jobs that pay the bare minimum and strain the body.
Whatever you do, do it now.