Kerry Hannon is a leading authority, workplace futurist and strategist on work and jobs, career transitions, entrepreneurship, leadership, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV, radio and podcast commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.
Kerry’s work focuses on how the shifting age demographics is transforming the way we work and create wealth and happiness, and how we’re entering extraordinary times.
Millions of viewers, readers and listeners have been motivated by Kerry’s can-do, down-to-earth message.
Kerry is the best-selling and award-winning author of a 14 books, including Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home and Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.
Other best-selling and award-winning books penned by Kerry include: Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Women, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy . . . And Pays the Bills, Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness, Getting the Job You Want after 50, and What’s Next?: Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond.
She has covered all aspects of careers, business and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies, including The New York Times, Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Kerry’s work has also appeared in BusinessWeek, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and The Wall Street Journal, among other national publications.
Kerry has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, Yahoo Finance and PBS.
Kerry is currently a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. She is a former columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, MarketWatch, Forbes, and a former expert columnist for the PBS website NextAvenue.org personal finance and entrepreneur expert. Her areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, personal finance, retirement, wealth management and career transition.
Kerry’s latest book is In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work (McGraw Hill, 2022).
Her advice as a work and jobs expert has been a regular feature in AARP publications.
In addition to practical advice for mid-life workers seeking to land jobs, find financial and personal rewards and ride the age wave of longevity with grace, a key passion for Kerry is helping and advising women on how to take charge of their own financial planning, at all stages of their lives, to prepare themselves for a financially secure future.
Her earlier books include Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows and The 10-Minute Guide to Retirement for Women.
Kerry is a former National Press Foundation Fellow, a former Fellow of the Columbia Journalism School, and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center’s Age Boom Academy. She is also a former Metlife Foundation and New America Media Fellow on Aging.
She has testified before Congress about the importance of older workers.
Kerry graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she serves on the Board of Visitors. She received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she is currently a member of an editorial board. Kerry lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador Retriever, Elly.