Part time consulting can be more rewarding than full retirement
Many who retire after a long career of full time work are finding that they’re bored and long for a sense of worth – a feeling that they’re still growing and contributing. Contrary to the old thinking of 65 as the traditional age at which you should fully retire, about 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 65 are still working, even if only part time. The reasons are many, including the simple need for more money, but more and more people approaching age 65 are finding they still feel too young to go cold turkey from work and are choosing part-time consulting. Of course you need the professional talents to succeed at that, but many are finding that part time consulting fits well into their retirement planning. This Fortune magazine article by Jonathan Chew explains.