Millions of Americans are finding the leisurely retirement of their dreams is just that: a dream. Some have to work because their retirement savings and/or Social Security income won’t go far enough. Maybe the mortgage, car loan or credit cards they thought would long be paid off by now aren’t.
Others may realize they need to be cautious about tapping sources of retirement income. In a recent radio interview with financial planner Charles Alkire, he told me that delaying Social Security can be the single most important decision a retiree makes about his or her financial future. It can literally make or break their financial security in retirement.
For those wondering, “But what am I going to do now?” the new book, AARP Great Jobs For Everyone 50+ by Kerry Hannon comes to the rescue. It takes a detailed look at many job opportunities available, and also offers strategies for networking, resume writing and interviewing; all things you may not have had to do for a while.
So whether you are looking for some fun ways to keep busy during semi-retirement while putting a little extra money in your pocket, or you are looking for a way make sure your sources of retirement income last as long as possible, here are five fun jobs to consider for a part-time gig or an encore career, excerpted from the book: