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50 Great Things About Women Over 50

Why Women Over 50 Love Their Age

Women Over 50 Are Freer continued...

6. In their 50s, women realize they don't have to have a mate. They realize it's OK not to have a date everywhere you go. -- N. O'Reilly

7. You know that the clock is the great leveler. Those 20-somethings with their perfect bodies, looking at yours with pity, will someday have their own cellulite to contend with. -- C. Northrup

8. You get new hair, new clothes, to match who you want to be. You don't feel old, look old, or act old. -- S. Mitchell

9. Nobody's going to fault her for using Botox, dermabrasion, getting a nip and tuck. She can be who she wants to be. She can be a redhead one week, a blonde the next. You can tell her you like or don't like it -- but that doesn't mean she's going to follow your advice. -- N. O'Reilly

Women Over 50 Are Powerful

10. A world of opportunities opens up when you turn 50. Today, there are entire web sites, companies, and services devoted to the over-50 demographic. Find your niche in that market. -- S. Mitchell

11. Women over 50 are a powerful market force in today's economy. Women buy 80% of consumer goods and services, and among the 80 million baby boomers, that's power. -- N. O'Reilly

12. Women over 50 are president, CEO, and the star of their own lives. If you have the attitude that life is precious, that life is grandiose, that you don't want to waste any time, you will make this quality time. -- S. Mitchell

13. The entrepreneurial spirit is booming in 50-year-old women. She's following her dreams, starting her own business. She's forming partnerships with other women's businesses. She knows that collaboration is a valuable part of being successful. -- N. O'Reilly

Women Over 50 Are Self-Assured

14. You know what you like and what you don't like. If someone is trying to talk you into wearing pink because it's trendy, you don't let them influence you. There's wonderful self-trust when you hit 50. -- C. Northrup

15. You've learned that you can depend on yourself and you are open to new opportunities. You can accept change, tackle life, and move on. -- S. Mitchell

16. There's no such thing as "dressing 50." We're past the point when someone can say you're dressing too young. Women know themselves, what looks good on them, and dress to complement the assets they have. -- N. O'Reilly

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