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and working after retirement.


Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


Working after retirement

Monthly Archives: NOVEMBER 2010



Almost half of baby boomers think they won't have enough money to "retire" in the way they want to. So they are looking for ways to make some extra money without too much work. The objective at this stage is not to get rich, (that would be nice) but to reduce the money you draw from your retirement fund. So it lasts longer.

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When you set up a website/blog to sell something, pitch your service or rely in advertising revenues - there's only one thing you need - visitors. Without them you have nothing. However, not all visitors are alike. I know some keyword tricks that can get a steady stream of visitors to a site. But they get there sort of by mistake so the number of visitors being interested enough in the site to take some ...
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More and more retired people are starting home-based businesses than ever before. People turning their skills, hobbies and ideas into profitable retirement enterprises. This can be a rewarding experience. The endeavor is usually something a person has to do or are very good at doing. It stands for flexibility, so you can work to your family and work schedules. It gives you the independence of being your own boss.

The words entrepreneur and entrepreneurship ...
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If you are looking for funding for your invention, there are several resources that can help you find assistance available for research, development, patenting, or marketing your invention. Start by contacting any companies or organizations in your area that might share an interest in your idea or invention. You can access guidance and resources available for researching your idea or private financing for developing or marketing your invention. The government does not provide direct funding ...
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Many people look to the government hoping to find out how to apply for a grant or to get "free money" that they have seen advertised on TV or in various publications. But it's important to know that the grants usually go to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations that then use the money to operate assistance programs locally. It may be difficult for individuals to qualify for a federal grant.

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Why don't most bloggers make money? Because they are bloggers, not internet marketers. Millions of blogs out there, people wanting to share their thoughts and knowledge. Many are in it for the exposure, ego and being recognized. You know by now that one of the emotional needs of people is to be recognized. Blogging gives people the illusion of being recognized. In my research I go though hundreds of blogs a week just to see ...
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As I mentioned earlier, hobbies make great retirement projects. Whatever it is. I make money with two hobbies: photography and entertaining. Not a lot of money, but it pays for my toys!

Say you love hiking in the mountains. You could then start a guide service, or blog or both. Your years of hiking will benefit tons of people wanting to know about the area's hiking possibilities. I see books in the bookstore written ...
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If it's not fun it is not worth doing. Period. You don't want to start something that could turn into another 'job'! Most retirees wanting to do something after retirement look for any type of work including self-employment that is a lot of fun instead of a lot of stress.

I met a guy in Victoria who owns a flag store. He appeared to have a great deal of fun, and he was very ...
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If you are looking for starting a business in retirement you have basically two options. To start something from scratch or to buy and existing business. Both are viable options, and both need some analysis to help you determine which is better for you.

To start up your own you need capital and know-how. Pending on your level of expertise, you may find yourself spending valuable start-up time and money learning the ...
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Most company owners are driven people and hard workers. Many, later in life while still working dream of kicking back - all the way back - after years of 60 hour weeks, frustrations and hard work. But statistics show that the adrenalin doesn't go away that easily. They leave the company, hopefully with tons of money and kick back. But the mind still works, and the drive to explore new opportunities never leaves. So in ...
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