The face of retirement and what it means to ‘be retired’ has changed dramatically in the past few years. At one time, it was about getting affairs in order and relaxing after a lifetime’s worth of working hard.
Now however, it isn’t unusual to find many doing very little in the way of relaxation. Now, instead of spoiling the grandchildren, many are faced with more work. Even those that find themselves able to live comfortably without going back, find that they miss it enough to take on more. No matter if it is need or a want, most retirees aren’t living a very traditional retired lifestyle.
With many pensions and benefits are at risk, if not gone altogether many are finding that they feel more secured when they are working. This can pose issues if there are health concerns, but for many this is what they need to feel safer and more secure about their own futures.
Even after retirement, there are still a few years that one may want to put more away for any future medical or home care needs. There were many that had expected their retirement benefits to be able to help with those, and with the economy still in turmoil, there is still so much uncertainty over the future that continuing to work, even after retirement, seems to be the only way people are able to feel safer.