Julie Halpert is an award-winning freelance journalist with more than three decades of experience writing for many national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and AARP. She writes the Second Acts stories in The Wall Street Journal about those who have switched to new types of careers and passions late in life. She is also the co-author of Making Up With Mom, which focuses on generational differences between women and their mothers and how to resolve them. She has focused extensively on issues of aging, writing about the many ways that boomers are redefining retirement and reinventing themselves during this period of life. You can check out the range of her expertise at: http://juliehalpert.com/ You can find her on Twitter at: @julhalps.