You spend most of your working life dreaming about the day you retire and start living your life in a relaxed way. And it is a perfect plan, but it can be boring. Getting a post-retirement job might be the solution.
The average retirement age is between 65 and 70 and most workers have that number in mind, but there is a troubling trend pushing older workers out of their jobs before they reach that age.
You have to carefully plan your retirement fund so you have a nice income for when you retire, but you also need to consider that money is not all there is. As you retire, you will find yourself with a lot of free time and you are definitely going to make the most out of it, but as life expectancy extends, so does the time you spend as a retiree. Here are a few post-retirement options for you to keep yourself busy and feeling good:
1- Become a consultant
You have probably spent most of your life working in the same industry, so by the time you retire your know all the secrets and perks, you have connections and you know the ups and downs. You can capitalize on that and become a consultant. You can actually start while you are still working, to see how it goes. You will have your client portfolio and you can decide how many hours you work and how much you charge for it.
If this is something you like, there are many ways for you to become a freelance writer. You will get some extra money, manage your hours and keep your creativity level at a high level, which is ultimately a great perk.
3- Pour Wine at a Wine Store
There is no need to be a sommelier, as long as you are passionate about wine. This is a relaxed, easygoing job that will get you talking to people and not only earning some money while you do something fun but also getting discounts on the wine sold there.
4- Become a Tutor
You can put your knowledge to work by becoming a tutor. You will make money, manage your hours and keep your schedule. And it is always gratifying to teach. One perk of this job is that you can do it in person or online, so you can decide which one suits you best.
Retiring does not mean you need to stop being productive. It is a great time to start doing things you always thought of doing but hardly ever had the time to do it. It is the best time to see all the effort you made throughout your life pay off.