Working after Retirement


Does working after retirement sound like an oxymoron? It's not: nearly half of all retirees work.

Sound like an oxymoron? It's not. Nearly half of all retirees work.

Nearly 80% of the 77 million baby boomers headed toward retirement plan on working after retirement. Why? What opportunities are there?

Why do people work after they retire?
To be productive and appreciated. To be active and interested. To have fellowship and friends. One survey reports 73% of retirees work because they had the free time, 68% enjoyed the social contact, 63% wanted to supplement their pensions, and 41% needed the money.

Top 3 industries for jobs after retirement
1-Healthcare: a very fast growing profession that values experience. 2-Retail and Customer Service: in the top-10 occupations with the most openings. 3-Education: Teachers' organizations predict 150,000 to 250,000 openings in elementary and secondary schools by 2010.

Employers - Hire Retired
More employers face greater worker shortages as 77 million baby boomers retire. That's good news for retirees who want to work with greater flexibility, more appreciation and (oh yeah) better pay.

Retiree for Rent...
All your experience, expertise and education is worth something to somebody. Maybe even to your previous employer. Consider hanging out your "consultant-for-hire" shingle. All you need is a clear statement of what you can do for whom, a business card, and an hourly rate that is about double your past salary.

Independent sales for the "retired"
If you love meeting new people and talking about something you love - consider independent sales. Work as much or as little as you want. Come and go as you please. Examples include selling real estate or insurance, home-use products and services, cosmetics or clothes.

Fun and profit from your hobby as a business
Turn your hobby into a business, and make money two ways:

1. Customers pay for products and/or services from your hobby.
2. You take tax deductions on expenses in the business. Add some profit to your fun.

Ministry and missions after retirement
Be fully employed in your faith to the finish. Invest time, talent and treasure in ministries and missions for eternal return. You can be a staff member or volunteer on a part-time, full-time or temporary basis. You can be an EVC - Eternal Venture Capitalist - giving from the treasure you have been given. You can hear the words "good and faithful servant."

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