For many people, dreams of an early retirement are fading if not blacked out.
“The vision of people 50-plus spending their retirement years gardening, golfing and lounging on the beach is out,” says Kerry Hannon, who writes the Great Jobs for Retirees column for AARP.
Hannon notes that today’s retirees aren’t looking for part-time supplemental work or to stave off boredom.
“What’s different now is that baby boomers are either continuing to work much longer or approaching work not as an afterthought but as a pillar of their ‘retirement’ plans,” she writes in this month’s Color of Money Book Club selection, “Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work that Keeps You Happy and Healthy . . . and Pays the Bills” (Wiley, $18.95).