second career Archives - Greenwald and Gerke Real Estate
CareerBuilder recently released a survey reporting that 54% of people over 60+ have the intent to continue working after leaving their “primary career” path. Are you one of those people or do you know of someone who fits that description? There are benefits to ongoing work, although you need to consider your individual situation to determine what is right for you.
Why Continue Working after Retirement?
Even if you have worked hard to save for retirement, you might find that you are spending your money a little faster than you anticipated. The rising cost of living can make it harder to stretch your retirement savings. So, one motivating factor in launching a second career is to bring in some extra income.
Another reason that people consider ongoing work is to have a way to stay challenged and interactive. After being in the workforce for 50+ years, some people find it boring to stay home during retirement. Time can be filled with fun hobbies and travel, but it still can be challenging to maintain the active lifestyle that is desired. A good option is to work a part-time job to fill the time and socialize with others.
What Type of Work is Best during Retirement?
There are a variety of career options that might be considered. Some people simply go from full-time work to a part-time basis, continuing the same types of work tasks they did before. Other people choose to move into a consulting position so that they can be selective about the amount of work time and the clients they choose.
If you are looking for a way to interact with people but you don’t want the stress of a career-focused job, then you might consider retail or customer service. These options help aging adults stay in connected and interactive throughout the day. Additionally, the jobs can be beneficial to help a person stay up-to-date with current technology trends.
At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we understand that everyone has a unique preference during retirement. Our team specializes in real estate services for aging adults, and we want to help you choose the best housing solution to match your preferences. For more information about our services, call our office at (844) 782-9674