Working In Retirement

Larry, Work in Retirement Coach

Larry Steward will have an active role at Retirement-Online to address your questions and concerns about all issues of Working in Retirement.  Read his BIO here.

Are You Interested in Working in Retirement? More here.

Got questions on Working in Retirement?  Give Larry some details and add your questions here.

Looking to Work in Retirement? You are in the right place!

Are you retired and looking to work for financial reasons, for a social network, to keep yourself physically and mentally fit, or just simply to get out  of the house? 

We can't retire and become Couch Potatoes... that's not good for our physical bodies and not good for our mental well being either! 

You can find employment or you can work from home! Work is work. Income is Income.

Just depends how you choose to work, your reasons for work. Wendy enjoys working online. Now, Larry is joining Retirement-Online to help retirees specifically in the Working in Retirement area. 

If you have friends (for nice lunches and get togethers), that's great. If you have retirement hobbies and interests that keep you busy and happy, that's great too! But if you don't - perhaps its WORK that keeps you happy!

We choose to take retirement jobs for a variety of reasons:

  • To have an identity outside the home - just "to be"!
  • To socialize - sitting in a house or apartment daily just doesn't keep you happy...
  • To keep busy, rocking chairs don't suit boomer retirees
  • To keep your mental and physical self well... this is a biggie!
  • And, of course, to aid your finances. Even if you don't need more income, you can add to your retirement savings account for your later years. 

Websites and Retirement...Time, Income, Perfect Match!

Retirement jobs are a win-win... for you and the employer.

To work or not to work, that IS the question! Jobs after retirement... is this right for you?

There are lots of reasons to consider working longer, even past your "full retirement age" with Social Security. Working longer? Yes, working one extra year might mean three years of retirement funds to you!

You might even consider an online retirement income. Try my ideas for an online retirement opportunity. It's not big money, but it is working from the comfort of your home, day or night... and depending on the time spent, can earn you a nice supplemental retirement income!

You can also work online like me... Have you ever considered retirement income by writing a website? Retire to the Internet! Using a great web building system, you find a niche you are interested in writing about, find the correct keywords to write about, and build the website (no need to know website code either). Be your own boss and be a website owner!

Retire To Something

Here are some visitor submissions that might help you...

Please consider leaving a comment at the end of their pages. Your encouragement or idea might truly help someone else! Thank you!

Michael believes most Americans want to keep working in retirement.

Bob, senior turned hobby playing bridge into his Dream Retirement Job!

Dee retired and now is a senior working from home! Just like me... freedom at home and yet an income coming in.

John has a senior job. I own a used book store.

Then after all that -- Joe says: Why Work? Just another perspective... be sure to read the comment under his first post and my reply! Just more to consider...

There is no wrong or right -- the decision to retire is so darn personal, just trying to make sure you did think it out, before you walk out that retirement door! 


 More Resources:

 Retired Brains website is pretty cool as you can choose job categories you are interested in, from your location, and register so they will email jobs to you. You can also post your resume out there. The site is difficult to read, its a small font and quite thin too -- just hit Command AND + at the same time to increase the whole page (or Command AND - to make it smaller again).

SCORE  is a free non-profit mentoring and counseling organization for small business if you need help. If you have business experience, maybe this is for you... sounds like a great volunteering opportunity!

Indeed.com is another place to try. I did search for two jobs locally in Michigan, and scrolled through the jobs the search found. 

Tell us about your Post-Retirement Work....

Do you work? Full time? Part time? Same occupation that you held prior to retirement - or did you find a completely new path to follow in retirement? Is your job a new challenge or a no-brainer job to get you out of the house? Do you work because you need the income or because you need to work and simply get out of the house a bit?

Job Submissions from Visitors:

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Work: Be careful what you wish for 
I have been on this site for several years as I suffered from depression after leaving my job. I went back to work part-time in odd jobs (Many of which …

There's Gold at the Foot of the Rainbow 
AN INCOME IN RETIREMENT It's in my makeup to keep looking for something worthwhile, a role that will allow me to meet people on a continuous basis, and …

A great quote from one of the "2019 Influencers in Aging" professionals 
The list of Next Avenue’s 2019 Influencers in Aging, includes 12 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue …

Concerned about living costs, have you considered relocating? 
That is an important decision to consider. Not all 50 states are good for retirees. A group called Finance101 created an analysis of the worst states …

Convert Your Career 
You can also consider the many possibilities of converting your career into another similar type of work, If you were a teacher, you can become a tutor. …

How to Make Money in Retirement 
Find a New Purpose and Stay Socially Connected A common experience many retirees miss is the routine of working closely with colleagues in their …

Why Are So Many Now Working in Retirement? 
There are two main reasons: #1. Necessity There are numerous advantages of continuing to work – the main one being that you can continue to build …

What motivates people to work in retirement - a case study 
Nancy Collamer is a career coach, an author and a friend of mine. She wrote a well-received book entitled, Second-Act Careers that was based on conversations …

Why Are So Many Now Working in Retirement?  
There are two main reasons: #1. Necessity There are numerous advantages of continuing to work – the main one being that you can continue to build retirement …

Tax Professional 
I am 59 years old and am an enrolled agent and CPA with a small home practice. It is full time during tax season and part time for the rest of the year. …

Anyone Go Back to Work or Your Old Job? 
I'm just retired not even a month and I want to go back to my job! I'd prefer my job but would take something similar for the same wage. I might even …

Retirement Job: Noon Recreation Supervisor 
I work at a local elementary school supervising children during lunch and recess. The kids are fun and it is an opportunity to teach good manners and …

School Bus Driver 
Perfect job for a senior that does not need to work all day. two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Gets you out of the house and …

CROSSING GUARD * Children* 
Since my retirement, l have tried a few different part-time jobs eg. community nursing, because that was my career for 25 years. However, l found this …

After Retirement 
l decided to take early retirement from a 20yr nursing career. l found caring for numerous old old people 80-99 yrs, took a toll on my body~ at that …

My "Job" and How Cool It Is...... 
Hi Everyone! I guess I have not retired in the sense that most people think. I have worked since I was in my teens, with just a little time between …

Continue To Work After Retirement Age 
I am 53 and still have 2 more years to retirement. Although I would love to retire but in order to have financial security, I would prefer to continue …

My Retirement - both working and volunteering 
When I decided to “retire”, I was sixty-two years old, ten years ago. At the time, I had been laid off from a full-time job as the front desk clerk …

Working in Retirement... 
People like to stay home when they are retired and relax, and do not wish to work a day more than they possibly have to. However, I am different. I …

When to retire? 
I plan on retiring at the end of 2013. I will have 20 years with my company and I will be 63 years old. Should I retire at the end of the year or go into …

Retired people having to reenter the workforce and the positive implications 
I am writing a paper for my BSN on retired people and senior citizens reentering the workforce. I would like to list the negative and positive impacts …

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