Saturday, July 13, 2013

4 Challenges to Take on After Retirement

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You're finally there! You've been working tirelessly for decades, at a nine to five job, because you had to. Now it's time to retire and you can finally do what you've always wanted to do. Take a look at these four challenging things you can have fun doing in retirement.

Travel the World

There's no better time than retirement to travel the world because you don't have to worry about being back on a certain date to get back to work. You finally get the opportunity to see all the places you want to see, whether that is a trip to Egypt, Africa, Europe, or the Caribbean. Depending on how well you saved money for retirement, you can travel for most of the year. 

  • Go on a cruise 
  • Take a tour with a travel group 
  • Take a road trip with several stops 
  • Visit every state or every continent 

Take Some Classes

Learning doesn't have to stop just because you've reached retirement. As a matter of fact, it is one of the best times to learn because you can devote your full attention to learning something. Is there something you always wished you could do? Well, take a look at the classes at your community college or find other opportunities in your area to take classes. 

  • Learn to decorate cakes 
  • Learn how to be a good photographer 
  • Get that degree you've always wanted 
  • Learn some new dance moves 

Start a Business

Are you one of those people that will never truly retire? If you like to work and want to be your own boss, starting a business in your retirement will help you continue to stay busy. Plus, it will help you out financially if you didn't start saving for retirement early enough. According to Entrepreneurship Monitor, 18 percent of startups are made by people who are 55 or older and 7.9 percent are 65 or older. That's no surprise since older people have more business experience and know what it takes to be successful. The best businesses for retirement are those that are fun and rewarding. 

  • Start a restaurant with gen2 cooking equipment
  • Tutor children 
  • Become a travel agent 
  • Provide consulting services with your years of expertise 

Spend Time on a Hobby

Some people never have the time to learn a hobby until they retire. There just isn't enough time in the day to go to work, take care of your kids, and handle all your other responsibilities. So, retirement is a great time to learn a hobby because you are finally able to stay at home. The best hobbies are those that keep your mind active. 

  • Start a blog 
  • Learn how to paint 
  • Sew or knit for your grandkids 
  • Start a collection 

These are just a few of the challenges you can take on after you retire from your job. There are many more things you can do, too. What do you want to accomplish in retirement? Leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post! Once I get retired my lifetime wish is to take a tour with my friends. I want to enjoy every moment of my life with my friends and my family.


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