From MSN Money:
“Most older workers (65%) say they would ideally like to include some form of work in their retirement, according to a 2011 Harris Interactive survey of 1,001 people age 55 and older commissioned by SunAmerica. But only 4% of the survey respondents want to work full time in retirement. A quarter of older workers would prefer to work part time, and 36% want to go back and forth between periods of work and leisure.
Most of us would like to enjoy some time away from the hustle of the working world. And yet, work does have positive aspects. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best of both worlds, with time to enjoy retirement as well as time dedicated to work?
Part-time retirement also allows you to address one of my biggest retirement fears, which is becoming bored as a retiree. As a part-time retiree, whenever you have had enough recharging and find yourself searching for things to do to keep busy and engaged, you can start looking for your next work opportunity. By continuing to engage with the working world on a somewhat regular basis, you will meet a new group of people and assume responsibilities requiring your mental effort and learned skills. You will not have time to be bored.”
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