Saturday, April 9, 2022

Retirement: Is it time?

So just when do you retire, as soon as you reach retirement age; do you hate the idea, or love it? How you feel about retirement in general will probably decide when you retire.

Some people have no choice if the job is no longer available to them past retirement age, yet some work way beyond it. Basically if you have no physical or health reasons, and your employer is open to it you can stay on at work if you choose too. The majority of employers are happy to keep good employees on.

This decision will affect a partner as well, and possibly the immediate family. It would be awful to sign on for another five years to find out your wife/husband was looking forward to doing other things when you retired.

If you want to stop working in a full time job, but don't feel like full retirement is warranted, ask about reduced hours. You can also set yourself up in a business as a consultant/tutor for what it is that you do. Many folk buy into a small business, usually something they can enjoy with their partner, like a small store or a cafe.

Nice little bed and breakfasts are a great way to have a less-work oriented life but still keep your hand in. Plus it can be seasonal, so you can jet off somewhere in the off-season. Just remember there are many choices out there. This stage of your life can mean you add more than ever before.