We recently wrote about the unclear future of social security, which sparked some new conversation about retirement income and working at retirement. While the idea of working at retirement age may be daunting to some, you might look forward to the activity. In other words, there’s a difference between working and working for a living. If you need to work for a living, it’s because you haven’t adequately focused on retirement planning or because something unexpected happened. On the other hand, you might just want to work because enjoy working & you’re willing to do so. Wherever you may find yourself, here are some guidelines to consider.
Maybe you’re the type that believes there’s a kind of dignity to working. It keeps the mind sharp. Gives you the chance to do something you love and maybe even give back in some way. Here are three possible ways for you to work and make the most of your senior years:
If you need to work for a living, you have options, particularly if you have made a career as a knowledge worker. Don’t get discouraged, chances are that even if you’re working that you are working full time, you won’t have to do what you’re doing now forever. Here are some options for you:
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