Kerry Hannon is a bestselling author and Washington, DC-based career, retirement and personal finance expert, and a popular motivational speaker. Kerry’s book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy … And Pays the Bills (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) is a national bestseller. The Wall Street Journal’ named it one of their six best guides for later life. Her updated paperback version of her award-winning book, What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond (Berkley Trade, 2014) is now available. Kerry has spent more than 25 years covering all aspects of personal finance for the nation’s leading media companies, including The New York Times, Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. She is a nationally recognized authority on boomer career transitions and retirement. Kerry is a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times and a contributing writer for Money magazine. She is AARP’s Jobs Expert and is the Great Jobs columnist for AARP.org. Kerry is a contributing editor at Forbes Magazine and the Second Verse columnist for Forbes.com and is recognized as the Forbes’ bard of career transitions and “working” retirement issues. She is the PBS web site NextAvenue.org expert on career and personal finance for boomer women and writes a weekly column. She is a Metlife Foundation and New America Media Fellow on Aging. She has appeared as a financial expert on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. ABC News, CBS, Fox, CNBC, CNN, and PBS and has been a guest on numerous radio programs. Kerry has previously served as a reporter and personal finance columnist for USA Today and as a writer and editor for U.S. News & World Report, Money, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Forbes. Kerry graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh Pa and received a Bachelor of Art’s degree from Duke University. She is currently a member of an editorial board at Duke.