Life Beyond Kaiser Permanente: To Work or Not to Work?

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Most people nearing retirement are looking forward to some much deserved rest and relaxation. However, a number of retirees choose to stay in the workforce as they appreciate the financial and emotional benefits of their employment. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits.

FINANCIALLY:

Make up for Decreased Value of Savings or Investments.

Low interest rates have made it great for Lump Sums but harder to generate portfolio income. Some people continue to work to make up for poor performance of their savings and investments.

Maybe you took a KP offer & left earlier than you wanted and less retirement savings than you needed.

Instead of drawing down savings, some decide to work a little longer to pay for extras you’ve always denied yourself in the past. See our e-book “Early Retirement Offers” (9) for more information.

Meet Financial Requirements of day-to-day living.

Expenses can increase during retirement and working can be a logical and effective solution to this problem.

Keep Insurance or Benefits

You may choose to continue working in order to keep your insurance or other benefits. Many employers offer free to low cost health insurance, for part-time workers.

EMOTIONALLY:

Staying Active and Involved

Retaining employment, even if it’s just part-time, can be a great way to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build over the years and keep up with friends and colleagues.

Enjoy Yourself at Work.

Just because the government has set a retirement age with its Social Security program doesn’t mean you have to schedule your own life in such a manner. Many people genuinely enjoy their employment and continue working because their jobs enrich their lives.

A New Job Opportunity comes along.

You might find yourself with very tempting job opportunities at a time when you thought you’d be withdrawing from the workforce.

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