Post-Retirement Jobs You Might Love

by Marc Bastow | June 4, 2013 9:39 am

The follow-up question I get most often after “When should I retire?” is “And what should I do?”

The key options for “what’s next” including keeping active, fulfilling a dream, turning a “hobby” into a money-maker, or just doing something to earn some extra cash.

Deciding exactly what floats your boat against any of these criteria is up to you, though I enjoyed these interesting job suggestions[1] by MoneyTalkNews’ Craig Donofrio. Donofrio came up with 12 “nontraditional” jobs for retirees (and a few helpful websites to look through for more information), including treasure hunting, tutoring and translation services.

If you ask me, these are not a bad way to get started, though I’ve also accumulated some more from my conversations over the past year, including:

Especially if you don’t need the money, you can focus more on enjoying what you do and being with people you enjoy. You’d be surprised what jobs are out there.

Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at

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