Jobs-for-retirees can and should give
you a sense of purpose and provide opportunities for socialization,
challenge and mental/physical stimulation. Why
should we be interested in jobs-for-retirees? While I can’t speak for you, I
believe that there are sound reasons for a post retirement job. For me the most
compelling is that a job whether for pay or as a volunteer can be good for your
mental and physical health.
The next compelling reason is finding an opportunity for extra income to improve our ability to continue saving. Saving and reinvesting part of the income from a post retirement job or a home business could help offset erosion by inflation, absorb cost of changes in the healthcare system and increase your average retirement income.
We live in uncertain times with a fragile economy and a disturbing transformation of our health care system. Jobs-for-retirees that can provide social interaction and mental and physical stimulation may enable us to maintain our health and quality of life. Maintaining good health will help to us improve our quality of life and limit our need for healthcare services to annual checkups by our personal physician.
The amount of income that you will want from retirement employment will depend on your unique situation and the decisions that are made regarding lifestyle choices. Everyone is different and your personal cash needs should not be based on an arbitrary number but on your real assessment. Each of us will also have to determine how much time to devote to a retirement job. Do you want to work full time or just a few hours each week? What is your tolerance for stress?
The following are possible sources for jobs-for-retirees:
Jobs-for-retirees could be as simple as
providing consulting or handyman services to setting up an office services
company or developing your own blog or you could also consider a franchise
business. An important consideration is your own health and quality of life.
Good advice is to avoid highly stressful jobs or business and choose something
that will provide some flexibility to do those “recreational retirement
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