The best retirement jobs are not necessarily going to be full-time 40 hour positions since that would not be retirement at all. You will usually have different requirements for a job after you retire.
One challenge many people have is staying connected with other people. Socializing is important to our mental health and happiness.
After you retire, the ideal job will enhance your life in some way. It could be to provide a way to meet people by sharing a skill or knowledge you gained over your lifetime.
Or it could be to provide extra income or even just extra money for toys or vacations in addition to being a social outlet.
Consider these ideas for the best jobs for your retirement.
You may not want to give up all of your free time to a job unless it is something you are passionate about. Then it doesn't seem like work at all.
When you're self-employed after retirement you may end up working at it full-time because the business you are building is something you love.
But, because you are self-employed, you can work as much or as little as you want or need.
Otherwise, the best jobs for retirement would be part-time or very flexible. Here is a list of the best retirement jobs that could fit the special needs of retirees.
Consulting or contracting jobs
Self-employment jobs for retirement
Picker or reseller
If you love searching for treasures, these might be perfect for you. They also make perfect part time jobs for seniors.
Craft or Hobby Business
If you're creative and are always making something, you might be able to turn it into an extra income.
Small businesses, for the entrepreneur
These (and retail jobs) can be perfect jobs for seniors because they are not very physically demanding, you can meet people, and they can usually be done part time.
Work at home, "Online" jobs
If you like working at your computer, you are all set for a work-at-home job.
I hope these ideas for the best retirement jobs help you if you are looking for a new way to meet people or to earn extra income.
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Even better, do you have a story of how the perfect job solved a retirement problem? Share it with me and I'll publish it, (but it must be unique.)