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View Poll Results: For those who are certain they are going to work in retirement -OR- are working. Why? How often? Che
For the $$ 20 31.25%
For the benefits 5 7.81%
Because I love my current job 6 9.38%
It's a hobby I enjoy AND I earn $$ too!! 10 15.63%
I want to, or have, started working a different line of work or new business owner 9 14.06%
I will stop working but do a small side gig 14 21.88%
I don't believe in the concept of retirement while still able bodied 6 9.38%
I cannot imagine not working 10 15.63%
I do not like being at home with my family and or spouse all the time 4 6.25%
Spouse wants me to keep working 5 7.81%
Job involves travel or residing somewhere else aJob keeps me in good physical shape while earning $ 1 1.56%
I will likely or do, work 10 hrs or less a week 3 4.69%
I will likely or do, work 11-16 hrs or less a week 9 14.06%
I will likely or do, work 16-20 hrs or less a week 10 15.63%
I will likely or do, work 21-25 hrs or less a week 7 10.94%
I will likely or do, work 26-30 hrs or less a week 1 1.56%
I will likely or do, work 30-35 hrs or less a week 2 3.13%
I will likely or do, work 36-40 hrs or less a week 3 4.69%
I am poor living in a less than desirable enviornment. The work enviornment is more appealing 0 0%
I will continue working because I really have no life 3 4.69%
Other 11 17.19%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-11-2018, 10:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I retired from my FT job a year and a half ago, just shy of age 62. But early this year, my former boss asked me if I'd be willing to come back PT to manage a single project in my area of expertise. Even though I didn't need it, I agreed to do it, working from home just a few mornings a week and going in only very occasionally.

It was a nice gig; the project launched successfully just a few weeks ago and now I'm fully retired again. I jokingly tell friends I failed at it the first time!
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:18 PM
 
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Partially.
S&P 500 is largest 500 US companies.
It does not include:
mid-cap
small-cap
foreign
thank you
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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Yes it is from a risk standpoint . No it is not from a market segment view as it is only large caps
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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poll for those who are certain they are going to work in retirement. Or are working in retirement

Why? How often? Check as many as apply. It's private

A free pin for all who vote!

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Retirement is for the birds. Like sitting around, waiting for the Grim Reaper to come calling !
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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I'm retiring in 2 months (!!!!!). We're planning a move, but after that I'd like to find a very part-time and/or seasonal job to give me a little extra spending money and to get me out of the house.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:16 AM
 
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I'd have to be damn near starving before I'd get another job.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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To add to my answer....not everyone can go from being a relevant part of the everyday pulse of the working world, where your opinion matters, and you make a difference, to cold turkey potsing around in their house. Some need a buffer.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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The most interesting thing about responses to this question is the variety of answers. Retirement is not the same today as it was for many of our parents and grandparents. It is not a one size fits all for everyone. I hope everyone gets to have the retirement they want whether they continue to work at some capacity or stop all together.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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I can't retire. I have to work. Bush's Recession killed me financially. Maybe if I get caught up, I could move somewhere in the world where the cost of living isn't as high. I'd work more hours if I could. Started my own business because I couldn't get work in my last career field. Scraping by.

The economy has improved for my last professional field, and I might be able to get work in it now, but I don't think I want to go back to a 40 hour week. I'd have to give up my business, and that business is founded on my dogs. My dogs wouldn't have enough to do, and they'd get neurotic (working dogs need work). I don't think I even want to go there.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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We are self-employed at a home business that runs itself. We didn’t plan this venture; it just happened. It doesn’t require much time and little in the way of capitol improvements or outlay for supplies. We have been retired 10+ years and have had the business about 8 years. It began with just one or two customers and some days now, we have to have limits. It shows that you never know what will happen in any stage of your life. You may have plans and voila, they change or an option appears.

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