The Work at Home Business and Franchise (WaHB) Expo is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 29-30 to offer free tools and resources to start-up and established home-based business owners.

Admission to the WaHB Expo will be free for those that register in advance online. WaHB has partnered with the Longevity Fair, to bring attendees information and services regarding both business start-ups and preparing for their health and finances for retirement. Attendants of this year’s expo will have the chance to meet with dozens of legitimate home-based business and franchise exhibitors, as well as hear seminars on a range of topics including the Affordable Care Act, building brand awareness and credibility, and entrepreneurship opportunities for those who are 50 and over.

The WaHB Expo seeks to give attendees the opportunity provide financial security for their families through the establishment of a home-based business. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one study of 5 million people demonstrated that per every 100 people who start working at 25 until retirement age of 65 found that only 1% is considered wealthy, 4% have enough adequate capital after retirement, 3% are still working after retirement age and 63% are dependent on social security. The study also found that 80% of people who work from the age 30-54 will not have enough money to retire.

“The merging of WaHB Expo and Longevity Fair is designed to meet the needs of the current reality – that we are living longer and yet many of us are not financially prepared for life after retirement,” said Derek Romo, Producer of the events. “More than 76% of our regular attendees at WaHB Expo are middle aged and above. The retirement services, as well as the health and wellness resources, provided by the Longevity Fair will be of particular concern to these attendees, and especially so for those who are business owners or looking to be so.”

A 2011 Society of Actuaries study looking at post-retirement risks concluded that one of the primary challenges Americans face now is to “get people to take actions that will ensure their financial security during their longer lives, particularly for that half of retirees who will outlive the average life expectancy.”

Walgreens will have a pharmacist on site where attendees can approach the “Meet the Pharmacist” table to take a paper risk test to assess if people are at risk for type 2 diabetes or to answer any health related questions.

In addition, there will be many guest speakers in attendance to offer advice and information on health and retirement benefits. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be speaking on the Affordable Care Act and will be offering information on healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. San Diego’s Richard Lederer, best-selling author, U-T San Diego weekly columnist and broadcaster will share his insights into “The Gift of Aging.” Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Lederer on Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, and he is a founding co-host of “A Way with Words” on KPBS Public Radio.

The WaHB Expo will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 29 from 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m., and Sunday, March 30 from 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m. There is no cost for admission to the event when you register early online at Admission will be $5 at the door. For more information, visit

Work at Home Business Expo and Longevity Fair producer Derek Romo started his own home business in 1986, and over the past 20 years has specialized in event production, management and services. His experience in producing expo shows has ranged from horse shows and consumer tech shows, to computer fairs and health and fitness expos. Romo was named the 2011 Home Based Champion of the Year by the Los Angeles Small Business Association (SBA), and conducts a quarterly speaking series with the SBA in Los Angeles.



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