Make Your Money Work During Your Retirement

By Dakota Caudilla

For those of us who spent most of our lives working and earning money, retirement can be traumatizing. Despite fervent encouragement from family members to live a calm, peaceful and stress-less lifestyle, the retirement lifestyle is not quite the thing we're looking for. That is, indeed, why some people continue to work until they are truly unable to. Some start their own small businesses, learn how to work or make some money on the Internet, or indulge in a hobby that can double-up as a business. For example, Fred Kearn, 68, couldn't handle retirement although he had a pair of loving kids and quite a bit of money saved up for his retirement. Yet, Kearn, who is a golf enthusiast, decided to start a golf training school. The office? His home and the driving range. And Kearn loves what he is doing right now because he is not TECHNICALLY working and yet he continues to earn some money. The biggest benefit of working during retirement is that he gets to do what he likes doing and earning money for it - even when he's already retired.

However, not all retired people have that kind of luck. For some, retirement spells trouble because they have no retirement fund and some even have young adult children to put through college. This could be a result of late marriages. But it's not the end of the road for these retired citizens. Some of these retirees work part-time to earn some money, instead of willing their time and money away doing absolutely nothing.

Retirees basically look for work that is not as stressful, laid-back and is slower-paced - remuneration is not even in question. The lower salary is understood to be part of the deal, after all. But the most important part of about working after retirement is that it's fun and stress-less. There is no urgent pressure to perform and climb the corporate ladder.

Some people spend their retirement days giving back to the community and society, providing consultation services and perhaps even indulge in mentoring and coaching services to those who are new in the related industry. This helps the retired person earn some extra money and retirement won't be such a boring time of their lives anymore.

This will make all those young working individuals's easy to dream about retirement and what you will do after retiring during those golden years. But when you're right smack in the middle of it, it's a whole new different story. Retiring is not much fun unless you're doing something you like to do and have a retirement job that keeps you busy. So, it's of no surprise at all that most retired citizens continue to work and seek MORE work so that they can easily pass time during their retirement years.

About the Author

Dakota Caudilla, journalist, and website builder Dakota Caudilla lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.