Author Archives: Phoebe King

About Phoebe King

Phoebe is a Chicago-based writer, social media maven and tail-end baby boomer working on her first book about extraordinary people who find success after 40. When not on her laptop, Phoebe can be found gardening, walking her dog or hanging out with friends at her favorite Thai restaurant.

Updating Your Resume? Get Professional Help

Photo Credit: ResumeWay Flickr via Compfight cc The Internet is packed with articles for and against hiring professional resume writers. Some say you can do it yourself or that hiring a resume writer is too expensive. Others say professional resume … Continue reading

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What Is Running at the Speed of Life About?

This image is an excerpt from my vision board. It represents what I aspire to (except the kids. Those are my nephews. I love them and envision getting to spend more time with them). Love, gratitude, two cats and a … Continue reading

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‘Have You Ever Heard of Elton John?’

While I was shopping at my local grocery–not the big chain, but the little neighborhood store that has great deals on meat–an old Elton John song was playing in the background. I started singing along absentmindedly while waiting for the … Continue reading

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Email Scams Are Getting More Sophisticated

Photo by Túrelio, available under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. Some rights reserved. Identity theft on the Internet is just as real as somebody smashing in your car window to steal your wallet. Sometimes the online damage can be worse. … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Can Be Hard to Win Over, But…

I track what people say about baby boomers on Twitter because, well, I’m a baby boomer and am writing a book about baby boomers and I’m basically just nosy. Lately, it seems like baby boomers are getting a bad rap! … Continue reading

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Keeping It Short and Sweet

Hey Baby Boomers! When was the last time you called your mom or dad just to say, “I love you”? They love to hear from you–even if they act like they don’t!

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Parenting My Parents: A Baby Boomer’s Tale

Part I. Money Woes My mom’s phone call, asking for help, was the day my parents began to give up their independence. Although I don’t remember the day or what I was doing at the time, I will never forget … Continue reading

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