19 ways to earn a cash flow during retirement

19 ways to earn a cash flow during retirement

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you have to stop earning money.

Maybe your retirement savings haven’t accumulated to quite what you were hoping. Maybe Social Security checks just aren’t cutting it.

Or maybe you just want to keep working! After dedicating so many years of your life to a career, this could be the time to take one of your interests and turn it into a side cash flow.

For the creative type, have you ever thought about selling your creations? There are all sorts of farmers markets, flea markets and community yard sales that welcome local entrepreneurs. Or by setting up an Etsy shop, you could make your product available all around the world.

If you prefer to work from the comfort of your home, there are many opportunities online such as blogging, customer service, survey taking or even teaching English online.

Or if one of the incentives of working for you is getting out of the house, there plenty of opportunities there as well. Driving for Uber can take you all over town. Or signing up as a mystery shopper lets you check out all kinds of local stores.

There are all sorts of jobs that could fit perfectly into a retired lifestyle. Check out the list below to read about these ideas and more!

New opportunities to bridge the generation gap

New opportunities to bridge the generation gap

Social isolation among senior citizens is a growing concern. After all, growing older can be a lonely time for many aging Americans. But different programs are popping up to help battle this loneliness. UBRC’s, or University-based retirement communities, bring senior citizens onto college campuses. Living amongst the college community, going to classes and participating in… Continue Reading

8 great places to retire in America

8 great places to retire in America

When most people think of moving in retirement, Florida is the first place that comes to mind. Warm temperatures, sunny days and a large 50+ community… what’s not to like? But Florida isn’t for everyone. Maybe you’d like to stay closer to family. Or maybe you actually like the change of seasons. Money recently compiled… Continue Reading

2020 Presidential candidates’ proposed changes to Social Security

2020 Presidential candidates’ proposed changes to Social Security

With the 2020 election looming on the horizon, presidential campaign are in full swing. To help track the candidates and their positions on Social Security, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has put together a list comparing the various plans. Compiling where each candidate stands into one chart makes it easy to compare… Continue Reading

What to look for when reviewing your Social Security statement

What to look for when reviewing your Social Security statement

You can check your Social Security statement easily by logging onto the Social Security Administration’s website (www.ssa.gov/mysocialsecurity). But do you know what you should be looking for? A recent article in USA Today highlighted 6 items to keep in mind while reviewing your statement. The statement you’re looking at is your estimated benefits if you… Continue Reading

Take the 7-day sugar challenge

Take the 7-day sugar challenge

The average American eats about 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day — way above the recommended average for men, women or children. Just in time to coincide with New Years resolutions, the New York Times has come out with a 7-day sugar challenge. Each day of the challenge shows participants a different way to… Continue Reading

Sugar — too much or too little — could be the cause behind your headaches

Sugar — too much or too little — could be the cause behind your headaches

Many people know that too much sugar can be a contributing factor to headaches, but did you know too little sugar can be a culprit as well? “Sugar-related headaches come from a rapid swing in your blood sugar level,” Dr. Anisha Patel, DO of Medical Offices of Manhattan A recent article by Popsugar explains how… Continue Reading

What you need to know for 2020

What you need to know for 2020

With a new year comes change and some of those changes could affect your retirement plans, Social Security and Medicare. MarketWatch has put together a quick reference of what you should know before 2020 hits. The article highlights changes you can expect to your 401(k) savings, average Social Security payment and Medicare premiums, to name… Continue Reading