Great jobs for Retirees

I know, I know, when you’re retired, you aren’t supposed to have a job. That’s part of the definition, right? Well, yes and no. I am trying to help people recognize their need for purpose, meaning and social contact throughout life, even after their career is completed. Work helps to satisfy all of these criteria.…

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Does Retirement Kill?

This is the provocative title of a Freakonomics podcast from 2013. Let’s face it: we all know stories of people who worked 30 or 40 years, retired, and died from a heart attack a short time later. Because the death closely followed retirement, we have a tendency to assign causation to the retirement. But that…

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Purpose Overview

A Reason to Get Out of Bed  In addition to having enough income, there are three elements to a successful and satisfying retirement: everyone needs to have meaning, purpose, and social contact. Work provides this for most of us during our working years. However, once we retire, there is nothing that will automatically fill these…

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