Retirement doesn’t have to be the “end all, be all” of earning a steady paycheck. In fact, retirement could be the start of doing something that you’ve always wanted to do and now, get paid for doing it. While some people continue to work because they need the income to cover rising expenses in retirement, others work longer simply because they want to. They enjoy the social interaction or they want to continue to feel like a productive member of society. And still, others work longer out of both need and want.
There are many part-time and full-time opportunities for older individuals, however, figuring out what professional path to pursue can feel daunting. And, for those who don’t want the stress of working full-time, what’s the best way to find a good paying part-time job? Here are some tips on how to help find rewarding work later in life so that you can continue earning income during retirement:
Do you want to work? If you don’t clarify that upfront, it’s difficult to justify your satisfaction and meaning.
Determine your skills, interests, and values. Connect your aptitude and abilities with your values and interests; consider taking a self-assessment test to learn more about your strengths, values and personality type.
Tap into your network. Connect with friends, relatives, and other connections to find job opportunities.
Think about self-employment. Consider building a business that accommodates other priorities in life, and also reflect the hours that you want to work.
Turn your hobbies into a career. If you know you excel at what you love to do, why not make money from it?
Whether you define a successful retirement as having a full agenda scheduled, or just taking it day by day, it all comes down to the preparation and planning you do ahead of time. CLICK HERE to request your complimentary, no obligation financial review and start planning your future retirement plans.