Considering Your Options Following Retirement


For many, retirement is what they’ve been waiting for — working those long hours, waking up at the crack of dawn, sitting through endless (seriously endless) meetings. But with retirement, you can do whatever you want. 

Others don’t take so kindly to retirement, though. As much as they might have looked forward to it, they get itchy feet. They don’t know what to do with themselves.

They get bored. If this sounds like something you might experience, it’s worth it to keep reading so you can get some ideas for considering your options following retirement. 

Especially on where you plan to live during retirement.

Invest In Property

If you’ve got the funds to spare following your retirement, investing in property will provide a steady source of income and also require minimal (but not non-existent) upkeep.

Places such as Doheny Estates offer luxury for travelers and tourists, but if you’re not about the glitz and glam, then you can also look for more rustic options that will give guests a taste of nature.

You’ll need to furnish the home, of course, but with sensible enough rates, you’ll manage to recoup your costs and mortgage payments quickly, which allows you to focus more money on your retirement funds. 

Learn a New Skill

You should go through life always learning, but with work and other commitments getting in the way, it can be hard to do this before retirement. With so much time following your retirement, though, you can learn everything you’ve ever wanted to try out. 

If you put enough time into it and become more-than-proficient, you can then use this skill to help others out, and this can lead to prosperity during your later years.

People are always in need of a service, so whether it’s playing a musical instrument, fixing a leaky tap, or commissioning a painting, you can offer your service with your new-found skills. 

Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

If you’ve already got a hobby that you’re looking forward to diving straight into during your retirement, you can do your bit to keep the funds coming into the family.

Starting an at-home business may not be high on your list of priorities, but a simple online shop where you sell crafts and creations will help keep you busy and give you some extra spending money for all those vacations you always dreamed of taking. 

Pass On Your Expertise

If you spend your whole life in one industry, you have enough knowledge to fill several encyclopedias, so you may as well pass this knowledge onto the next generation.

Whether it’s by creating an ebook (which takes just 5 minutes to publish on Kindle after writing it) to working with firms in your industry in a consultancy capacity, you can feel like you are giving back to the industry that helped you provide for your family. 

This will be particularly useful for those who hated having to retire, and it gives you a chance to feel that rush once again. 

Retirement Doesn’t Need To Be Boring

You shouldn’t go and work yourself into a hole, it’s your retirement, after all, but if you worry that you’ll struggle to get through the days without getting a little weird, they post-retirement ventures could prove beneficial for you and your family.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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