FYI: For Retirees Who Want to Go Back to Work

When retirement isn’t all you thought it would be or your retirement income isn’t cutting it, consider going back to work. Today’s workplace is trending towards flexible work options, and there are many opportunities available for retirees who want to stay active and earn a paycheck. You don’t have to commit to full-time employment to get hired.

There are many jobs available that you can do on a freelance, temporary, short-term, part-time or seasonal basis. Work isn’t all about money, especially when you have spent a lot of your life doing it already. Keep an open mind and think about what you could do, rather than what you did in the past. Also, think about what would be fun to try or to do.

One of the easiest ways to keep working after retirement is to keep your old job or another job with the company on a part-time or contractor basis. If you’re interested in staying on, check with your boss about what options are available.

If that’s not feasible, consider looking at jobs that you’d like to do, not just jobs that will bring in a paycheck, as well as jobs that fit your lifestyle, personality, and interests. Jobs that have a flexible schedule you can tailor to fit your own work preferences. Find an option that works for you.

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