Retirement: Is It A Career Change Option?

By: Peter Fisher

Retirement might be the answer when you ask yourself "why do I want to make a career change" and you decide that what you actually want is not so much a career change as to stop what you've been doing altogether.

This may be a good choice for some - those who can afford it - but not necessarily the right choice for all. Of course retirement doesn't have to mean doing nothing at all, in fact with longer life-expectation, that probably isn't an option for many of us.

For most people considering retirement, or early retirement, the main concern is money. Some of you will have no worries, you've planned for it, and you've invested your savings and budgeted ahead. But even with the best savings rates, it won't be like that for the majority, especially with what's happening to pension funds every day.

However, far from thinking of putting your feet up, you might think about other ways to supplement your investments or pension. But first ask yourself what is your reason and motive for wanting to work, because this will affect whatever decision you make.

Perhaps it's about supplementing your personal pension income, or about companionship? Is it about the need for mental stimulation or to have a sense of purpose? Perhaps you're concerned that without a job you lose a large part of your identity? You want to protect the value of your savings and investments?

The answer is probably a combination of these factors, so use the career change guidance throughout my web-site to establish your priorities and avoid drifting into something that won't satisfy you. If you need to get out of the house and make new friends then don't choose a solitary job working from home.

Of course some people know exactly what they are going to do; it's all pre-planned or has been worked out with guidance similar to this.

If you're taking early retirement, why not ask your employer if they could continue to use your skill and knowledge as a consultant - you can do this either as self-employed or as an employee of your own small business.

Running a small business can be one of the most satisfying retirement occupations, and there are thousands of success stories of those who took the plunge at 55-plus. These people have built businesses that provide involvement, fun and income plus creating something of value to pass on to the children or grandchildren.

If you have a skill or specialist knowledge to offer, the drive to do something with it, the time to invest and the health to support your ambition, then you have the basis of a

business that can bring real retirement benefits, allow you to make the most of your investment income, and above all continuing career satisfaction.

You probably haven't given it much thought but you could build an online business based upon what you know. You've amassed a great deal of knowledge from your work experience, your hobbies, passions, or past-times. Take a look at my web-site now; this all comes from my specialist knowledge and a set of tools called Site Build It that removes any need for technical knowledge - you could do it too, and if you like I'll show you how.

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