Category: Retirement Jobs

Working past 65

Working Past 65 — Sometimes it is Good for Your Health; Sometimes Bad

It’s no secret that many older Americans are working past traditional retirement age. Whether working later in life is due to financial necessity or a desire to stay active, it’s clear that many people are trying to retire later. A recent Gallup poll shows that nearly four in 10 Americans plan to still be working…

5 Tips for a Second Career In Retirement – Jobs for Seniors

For many retirees today, the secret to a successful retirement is an oxymoron — a successful retirement actually means work. But “work” may not look like the career you’ve held for 40 years. Instead, there are a host of second careers that today’s retirees are pursuing. “People today are saying, ‘I don’t want to sit…

Phased Retirement Gains Popularity: Is it the Right Way for You to Transition to Retirement?

As baby boomers begin to leave the workforce over the next 10 to 20 years, the exodus presents a unique challenge for both retirees and employers. For retirees, leaving the workforce means leaving a steady paycheck and beginning to tap into retirement savings and benefits. For employers, the demographic shift means finding talented replacements for…

Work during retirement

Ric Edelman on Whether You’ll Have to Work During Retirement

Retirement is not what it used to be. In the past, retirees could get by on a combination of Social Security payments, their company’s pension, and their retirement savings, but this model is slowly fading. Now, many people don’t have enough to fund their retirement and find that they have to work during this time…

Going Back to Work After Retirement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After a lifetime of working and saving, you’ve finally come to the point where you feel comfortable enough to retire. Though the long-winding path to reach this milestone was supposed to bring more peace of mind, instead it precipitated a fear of outliving your money now that you’ve left the workforce. “The main financial motivation…

Changing Careers at 50 or After: 3 Tips for Doing it Right

Many Americans are planning to work into retirement, or to return to work after retiring. Seventy-five percent of Americans expect to work for as long as they can, and 39% say it’s because they like to work, according to a recent Bankrate Financial Literacy poll. One-third, or 32% of Americans say they’ll continue working because…

Expert Interview with Dave Starr on Empowered Retirement for NewRetirement.com

The smartest thing anyone can do to prepare for retirement is to start early – long before you need it – and to look for sources of income that will sustain you after you’ve officially retired, says Dave Starr, the founder of RetiredPay.com.Even if you have the promise of a comfortable pension, that is no excuse…

Work and Retirement: Boomers Redefine What Retirement Really Means

People who are preparing to retire likely have several notions of what they expect retirement to be like. But a new study from Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave reveals a few common myths about work and retirement —along with today’s reality. Researchers examined four retirement job myths and explored their corresponding realities, along…

Giving way to the Young?

It’s an old argument, one that’s been making its way around European countries for decades, and been intermittently heard over here.  Because of longer lifespans, higher retirement costs, and the general downturn of the economy, seniors are delaying their retirement for longer, and continuing on in the workforce.  The problem?  Prevailing wisdom is that with…