Best Jobs Retirees – Are Enjoying

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Repackaging and imagination are the keys when it comes to today’s world of technology and the job market. The best jobs retirees are discovering comes down to spending their time staying active and turning a passion, a hobby or years of experience into amazing streams of income.

sunset pixFor some semi retirement is the new thing where our (getting) older generation is discovering that working past a certain retirement age is going to be either a necessity for extra income or simply the desire to keep active and working.

Face it, you put in your 30 to 40 years of “work”, now heading into retirement should be a relaxing and fun time in your life, you are close to the age of 50 or are already past that point, and realization comes into factor that if you have planned out your retirement, or if you haven’t, life does get in the way of your plans and then your unforeseen future starts unfolding. For most, the realization hits them that they will have to continue working out of necessity.

The problem comes in when soon to be, or semi retired individuals such as yourself are being forced out of the workplace or can not find employment. Semi retired individuals are now learning that the need of making extra money will take the steps of reinventing and repackaging their knowledge, skills and years of work experience.

3 requirements retirees must do

* stay physically active and aware of your health issues

*stay mentally active and alert, learn to keep the brain sharp

*find ways to supplement your income

For longevity and a fulfilling retirement you should always make definite plans, set goals, simplify and clarify your life and keep on working, you just need to figure out how to accomplish this heavy task, to justify your needs.

Many individuals such as yourself, heading into retirement are taking an idea, a passion or hobby, setting up trouble-free businesses, discovering simple but effective ways to have fun, keep active and have a flexible schedule for the second half of their lives.

An excellent source to help anyone going into retirement or who are already there is a valuable source that details a huge variety of ways to have easy income before or during your retirement years.  Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit …. by Nancy Collamer, details flexible entrepreneurial work options showing you how to repackage yourself and turn your passion, interests and hobbies into income. The best jobs retirees are discovering, enjoying, and profiting from are within themselves.

Do you realize that retirement could extend 30 years or more taking into consideration the age you retire, your health issues, your mental capabilities of living in retirement. True the traditional work market is geared for people under the age of 50, which leads to boomers exploring, fulfilling and having fun with hobbies, building their own business and all types of entrepreneur opportunities.

Do not fret about retirement keep an open and active mind and learn to expand your horizons, set your own path in finding the best jobs retirees can do to supplement income. As you begin your second half of live you can start and have a successful second half career. Learn to work the retirement way.

 


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27 Comments

  1. chrisJ

    I loved the 3 strategies section of this post. Anthing with numbers or comparing things or making things competitive are always a great tool to use in our writing. I do agree that older people need to exercise more. Too many times when we get older either we eat worse or we stop exercising. The supplemental income is hard to provide during retirement though.

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    1. Angela

      so many people just accept that fact that they are getting older and do nothing about it. Keeping the body and mind sharp and in shape, is very important for the quality of your later years. Doing this will also help with decisions on ways to earn extra income…how about using imagination, keeping the brain sharp.. the saying goes “use it or lose it” Anyone else see the logic here of good health and sharp thinking to keep earning???

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  2. Edy

    Finding best jobs for retirees can be tough sometime. With the ages of over 50, one should look for a flexible and enjoyable task to do, and make money at the same time. If I were them, I would work online that resonates toward my passion. Creating a niche website seems to be awesome since there are not much physical burdence involve. Just write and enjoy the flow. Alternatively, going for Virtual Assistant can also bring some quick bucks aside if don’t have a capital for businesses.

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    1. Angela

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  3. Stephen

    Hi Livingtoday,

    Although, I am a ways away from retiring, I do find your post very imformative and helpful. I took the liberty to read other posts on your site and find it very interesting. I will be bookmarking your site to refer back to for future cases. I wish you the best in your future endeavors in online marketing.

    Happy Blogging

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    1. Angela

      thanks for spending some time here. I am doing by best to present quality and honest reading material that people can enjoy and find ways to better their lives.

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  4. Meina

    I agree that everyone should set an early retirement plans and goals because we never know what the future holds for us. As for me, that scares me the most.

    The reality hits me a few weeks ago where my brother has to find another job because the company of his current job just happened to stumble upon a major problem thus forcing them to “fire’ few people to maintain the stability of the company. In other word, they won’t be able to pay all the workers with the current situation.

    Though, it hasn’t been confirmed if my brother is one of them, yet he has to find a new job before that happens. With the years of experience he has, I’m sure he’ll be able to find his way out. With this happened, I realize that you should never feel comfortable with your current job.

    In your opinion, would it be wise to start an online business now? Or should one consider searching and having a fixed job first to fund their online business before they can build one? Are there any tips you can give on how one can maintain their online business while having a busy life as a worker rather than only works on their online business on weekends?

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    1. Angela

      Talking with many seniors in my community and getting a variety of opinions, many feel that if you can hold onto a job and then work in your spare time on your own hobby business, it work probably work out better for the majority. Losing a job and then trying to do a startup online would cause a lot of stress and pressure trying to achieve accomplishments. It’s the perfect time to make people aware of wealthy affiliate http://bit.ly/1NTG0bR and what it has to offer.

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  5. Bryan

    Angela,

    I like the “3 requirements” you listed for retired individuals. One of the most important things for retirees is to keep using their minds and always be in the habit of learning new things. A few months again, I talked to a 99.5 year old who started painting at age 70. She still paints and from what I’ve been told, she’s a very skilled artist!

    Retirement is a great time to learn new and exciting things.

    Thanks,

    Bryan

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    1. Angela

      this is wonderful, it just shows that you can start something such as a hobby, a business, an activity no matter what your age! Getting out of the negativity thinking and being active is important

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  6. Jessica

    No one likes to admit it, but unfortunately retirement is a subject that is on people’s mind starting at a fairly young age. I believe a lot of the issue is that money does not go as far as it once used to. “Back in the day,” retiring with 2 million dollars for example would have been enough. Now however, it takes more and more money to retire. The 3 goals in this post are so important for retirement, and overall health. Very nice post!

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    1. Angela

      you are right money is not going as far, the stock market is all over the place – are we going to have another 2008??

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  7. Rodney

    In a weeks time, I will be turning 50. Where has all those years gone? I have been thinking a lot about the next chapter of my life and certainly taking care of retirement is very much on my mind. In addition to encouraging me to find ways to supplement my income, I like that you remind me to stay physically active, to be aware of my health issues, stay mentally active and alert, and learn to keep the brain sharp. Thank you for your site!

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    1. Angela

      Thank you for your wonderful response…now we got to get everyone on board with the same thinking

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  8. Simone

    My husband and I are always talking about retiring early (before the age of 50). We have realized that the only way this will be possible is to continue to work part time for several years after the age of 50.

    I completely agree with your 3 points in this article. We have to be physically and mentally fit in order to do any kind of work as we age. Unless you have a lot of money, most retirees will need some sort of supplemental income.

    I haven’t worked full time in about 8 years (since our first child was born). We knew this would be a sacrifice and could possible hinder our retirement plans. However, I have just started a website and I hope that this will eventually bring in the supplemental income we will need for retirement (which we hope will happen within the next 5 -10 years)

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    1. Angela

      Great! You are on the right track, just keep at it and be true to yourself

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  9. Dave Sweney

    Thought provoking article with lots of good advice. Thanks for that. The three things you mention are indeed important.

    I am retired now for 17 years from the military, but that income alone will not carry you through when you are 42 (age I retired)…

    Instead, I continued to work and invest in a variety of assets and businesses to make sure that I have a couple of more income stream coming in at around 62.

    Today is my birthday, and I turned 59, so that 62 is getting ever closer! The health thing is very important I have noticed as I reach the end of my fifties…There are aches and pains that just were not there, and I notice the stamina has also diminished compared to even the 40s….Staying fit slows that down, and will help on the health side…

    Excellent start point for planning retirement here, and I hope lots of visitors read and heed what you have written! It all seems fo far away until it isn’t!

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    1. Angela

      you are so right people are Not thinking of retirement money and they should

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  10. Anh Nguyen

    I am pretty much starting my careers but I find this subject interesting, I would love to contribute and work as long as I can (on something that I am passionate about of course) so talking about retirees’ jobs is quite interesting. It kind of helps me plan ahead… ha ha.

    I was kind of expecting a list of jobs though, reading the title but I did get some things out of this post so thank you for that.

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    1. Angela

      Come back and visit often I will keep updating information and ideas

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  11. Dr. Baker

    Very good article! Opens your eyes up to the fact that most of us do not properly save for the retirement we dream of!!!

    Also, I know that staying active and keeping your brain sharp really helps prevent or slow the effects of diseases such as Alzheimer’s as well as others!!!

    Great article!!! I wonder what the average age of retirement is in these times?

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    1. Angela

      Thank you! From the research work that I have done it seems that the average is right around 62. One major issue is that people are living longer than their ancestors, so this has to be taken into consideration when figuring out how long your money is going to last and if you can make it on the small amount of social security.

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  12. Aaron

    I may not be retiring, but I recently quit my job to move on to bigger and better things.

    Your points here seem to work regardless of age or where you are in your career. With my career change, I will have to keep mentally sharp to find a new job.

    I will also have to supplement my income to keep paying the bills until more money comes in.

    Thanks for the informative post!

    -Aaron

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    1. Angela

      keeping the brain sharp no matter what your age should be high priority.

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  13. CKSmogul

    This post is so true. Especially the part about needing an extra income these days. Lately a lot of people are being forced out of the workforce. And they let everything go like those skills they developed for years of honing their craft.

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  14. cheapkicksstore

    This was a very informative article. I especially love the 3 requirements retirees must do

    * stay physically active and aware of your health issues

    *stay mentally active and alert, learn to keep the brain sharp

    *find ways to supplement your income

    These are crucial steps needed to continue to be productive and prevent health issues. Also will help you to be able to enjoy your retirement whatever age you choose.

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    1. Angela

      it is amazing the number of people who do not plan ahead or even know what their options are. Why is it that people stop learn as they grow older????

      Reply

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