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Ready to explore some options for jobs after retirement? While you might be all set to leave the 9-to-5 behind, perhaps you'd enjoy a gig that fills your days while adding a bit to your bank account.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to keep the work going, there are plenty of jobs after retirement that can bring joy, purpose and income to your life. Let's take a look at why a job post-retirement might be just the thing you need.

Reasons to Have a Job After Retirement

After you've given your time, talents and energy to a career, you've earned the right to call the shots on how you'll spend your time. And you just might choose to spend it working.

There are plenty of reasons why it makes sense to work after retiring. Perhaps you're saving for a vacation adventure or want to invest in something like a boat or RV and don't want to tap into your retirement savings. Maybe you just want a reason to get out of the house a few hours a week and enjoy the company of new people. Or it may just be that you loved your career and want to continue working — but on your terms.

Whatever your reason might be, you'll be a part of over 9 million Americans of retirement age who choose to work.

Now, if you've made that choice, what are your options? Let's explore some fun options for part-time, post-retirement work to keep the cash and blood flowing.

Fun Jobs After Retirement

If you're looking for flexibility and enjoy driving, becoming a rideshare driver just might be what you need. You can meet new people, get paid regularly and explore a city or town you know on a whole new level.

Do you love animals and staying active? Consider a second act as a pet sitter or dog walker. You'll have extra cash, get to spend your days with furry friends and, quite possibly, do it all within walking distance of your home.

For those of you who loved your career but not the hours, consider consulting. You'll get to choose your clients and the hours you work. You can also put all of that knowledge you gathered throughout your career toward a specialty you know well while also reaping the financial rewards.

You can even explore house-sitting and caretaking. A web search for these terms (house sitter, caretaker) will show you the myriad of options available for traveling and becoming the one that people trust to watch their home while they travel.


As you consider a job post-retirement, think about where you'd be happy spending your time and how you'd be happy spending it. Whether it is a must or a want, there are so many options to choose from. If one isn't the best fit for you, try another. Be sure to find something that makes your second act a sure-fire hit with both your schedule and your bank account.

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