Best Retirement Jobs –
Your Pile Of Bricks

Time For Ourselves
Time For Ourselves

Are you wondering what the best retirement jobs for seniors are?  You are not alone in asking that question.  As a senior citizen, you have to ask yourself; “What are my golden years going to hold for me?”  Most of us have worked hard all our lives trying to build something for our retirement but the game has changed since we started playing so many years ago.  We were told to get a job with a good company, work hard, be faithful and you’ll retire with a great pension, a gold watch and the admiration of all your colleagues.  The reality has been much different, however.  We have found ourselves moving from company to company just to survive in a world of hostile takeovers and bankruptcies.  In many cases, we’ve had to learn new job skills and reinvent ourselves numerous times throughout our careers.  All the while trying to build a retirement brick by brick only to find that as we near the age of retirement, we stand looking at a pile of bricks.  A small vested company retirement here a 401K or IRA there, maybe a small stock portfolio or some savings and of course there is Social Security if it survives. But, nothing that looks like it is going to carry us through our retirement years in comfort when you stack it all up.

A survey done by the website gobankingrates.com reports that 33% of Americans over 55 have $0 saved for retirement. Another 23% have less than $10,000 saved. That is an astounding 56% of Americans who have saved less than $10,000 for retirement. That is a pretty hard reality and I do hope you don’t fall into either of those groups. But what if you do?

American Individual Retirement Savings

What are the options if you find yourself in one of the groups mentioned above?  Social Security will never be enough to carry you through your retirement years.  The average monthly benefit for Social Security is just $1,342 a month, so there needs to be another income stream to make up what’s lacking.  Here is a link to a Social Security Benefits Calculator and a supplemental retirement income calculator that may help you estimate the extra income you’ll need to live well in retirement.  Currently released data indicates program trustees say Medicare will become insolvent in 2026. That’s three years earlier than previously forecast and Social Security will become insolvent in 2034.

Time To Dream Together
Time To Dream Together

If you are retiring soon, in the next few years or are already retired, there are options for you to make extra income but, depending on your physical condition, they may be limited.  If you are not yet retired, the good news is, you still have an opportunity to build the extra income streams that you need before you retire.  If you are already retired and looking for retirement jobs at home or part-time retirement jobs, I’ve put the following posts together to help you out with some ideas for the best retirement jobs for seniors.  I’ll be adding more ideas to this page periodically so check in often here at Wealth For Seniors to see what’s new.

Let’s take a look at a few options for pre-retirement and after retirement jobs to help determine what may be the best for you where you are now to give you Income growth options for retirement.  We’ll look at retirement jobs like full-time retirement jobs, at home jobs like affiliate marketing online, and part-time retirement jobs.  You’ll find ideas to think about on the posts below this post.  Please feel free to add suggestions and comments for each post.  And please return often to this site as I add new content and update the existing posts frequently.

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8 thoughts on “Best Retirement Jobs –
Your Pile Of Bricks”

  1. Thank you Dave,

    I am not quite a senior yet, but I am planning right now. As present, I am teaching my children how to budget and save. We are moving toward this education. Thank you so much for this site for seniors. Many seniors sadly (especially of the minority group) are not ready for retirement.

    Again, thank you for this info.

    1. Lane,

      I’m glad you visited Wealth For Seniors. I hope it has lit a fire in your life to be ready financially for your retirement. Start now and you will come out so much better in the long journey ahead of you. Teach your children well in how to handle their money and save and most importantly how to make long-term financial plans. There is no reason that they cannot be successful. Just one note. When marketing online, no one knows what minority you belong to and that levels the playing field.

      Best regards,

      Dave

  2. Hey Dave, I can sure relate to your article. I retired two years ago and there’s no way to live comfortably on social security. I guess I’m not the only one in this situation. But I have chosen to join affiliate marketing because it’s the best option out there at least for me.
    Wealthy Affiliate is the one and only program that can make it possibly to have an additional income for retirement as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for some great tips! 🙂

    1. Rob,

      Thanks for visiting Wealth For Seniors. I and many others are having the same experience along with you. I agree with you about online affiliate marketing. It’s a wide open opportunity for retired persons of all ages to open up another income stream in the time they may need it most. I’m also a part of Wealth Affiliate and I can also recommend it for anyone to get started. It’s free to join and lets anyone get started building free web pages as soon sign up. I love it because I can work from home or anywhere there is an Internet connection. There is a great community of other affiliates to help each other along the way and the training is great.

      I wish you much success in your online business,

      Dave

      https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/createaccount/wealthforseniors

  3. Hey Dave,

    You wrote an amazing article about Best Retirement Jobs. I found out a lot of very useful information that I can share with my family to help them with their retiring plan. Not to say the least, the quality of your content is spot on. You will see me aging.

    Best wishes !

    1. George,

      Thank you for your compliment on my article and content. I hope your family will visit Wealth For Seniors and have a look around. I hope to be posting more very soon.

      Thanks again and welcome back any time,

      Dave

  4. It is so sad that people work all of their lives only to find out that they cannot afford to retire!

    I know that affiliate marketing can take time to start generating an income. Do you think a part-time job is the way to go?

    1. Irma,

      I agree it is extremely sad. That’s my motivation in starting this site and compiling this information. I hope it will help my readers think about what their retirement future looks like and take action now. My recommendation to any current retiree who is having financial difficulties or those looking to retire soon is, find work that will help meet your immediate needs and certainly start up an online affiliate marketing site. I recommend Wealth Affiliate to get the training needed to be successful.

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment,

      Dave

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