Why do you want to work part-time in retirement?
I realize that might strike you as a strange question. After all, the obvious answer is: to supplement my retirement income. But beyond the paycheck, what do you hope to get out of working?
It’s an important question to ponder. Because when you really understand what’s most important to you about working — both the financial rewards and intrinsic motivators like finding joy from helping others — it becomes far easier to zero in on satisfying options.
Earlier this month, FlexJobs announced the top 25 flexible jobs with high growth potential for 2016 and beyond. A “flexible job” is defined as a job that has at least one flexible work option such as telecommuting arrangements, flexible or part-time schedules, or a freelance contract. To come up with the list, the research team at FlexJobs compared the jobs listed in Business Insider’s The Best Jobs of the Future and LifeHack’s Jobs with the Most Potential in 2015 and 2016 with FlexJobs’ flexible job database.
Now that January is here, I wanted to hit the pause button to share some of my favorite second-act stories that appeared on the web during 2015.
Over the years, I’ve become convinced that reading boomer success stories is one of the best ways to open yourself up a world of new possibilities and ideas. Even if you plan to pursue an entirely different path or work option; there is always a lesson, resource or strategy that can be gleaned to help change your trajectory.
I hope this collection of curated posts, and associated quotes, will inspire, empower and equip your second-act dreams in 2016. And if I missed one of your favorite second-act stories, please do let me know in the comment sections below.
Wishing you much second-act success in 2016 – let’s get this year off to a great start!
December tends to be a frenetic month for most of us. That’s why now seems a fitting time to share some of my favorite podcasts about semi-retirement. The advantage of listening to podcasts over written information is that you can learn anytime, anywhere – while cooking, wrapping gifts or walking off those excess cookie calories.
So while you’re doing for others, give yourself a gift too. Here are five of my favorite podcasts sure to inspire and inform your second act:
Last month, I took a trip of a lifetime to Nepal, along with eight family members that included my husband, siblings, cousin, and their spouses – and two nieces.
Why Nepal ? Well, thirty+ years ago, my brother David fell in love with a young woman while serving in the Peace Corps in Nepal. After a very brief courtship, they moved back to the States, married and raised a family here. Over the years, they encouraged us to join them on their visits back to Nepal. But between growing families and busy careers, the timing was never quite right.
Fast forward to 2015. The kids are grown, my sister, brother and cousin-in-law all “retired” this past spring, and my brother called us and said, “What are we waiting for? Nobody is getting any younger. The time is now.”