Making an Impact in Your Retirement

Making an Impact in Your Retirement


If you’ve been dreaming of a retirement filled with endless lazy days in the backyard hammock, you might want to think again. Statistics show that the happiest retirees are those that stay busy doing activities they enjoy.

People today are living longer, healthier lives than previous generations and many have a desire to reinvent themselves in their post-retirement lives. According to CareerBuilder, 60% of workers over 60-years-old want to look for new employment after they retire.

Whether you’re looking for extra income or a social outlet, retirement is ripe with opportunity. You have the time to do activities for which you were once too busy. From volunteering to consulting work, mentoring to starting a new business, the possibilities are endless. The following resources can help you define your steps after retirement:

  • Encore.org engages people by helping them tap into their passion and skills to make a difference in their communities
  • Score provides no- or low-cost business training, guidance and education to small business owners
  • VolunteerMatch helps you find volunteer opportunities based on your interests and location
  • Peace Corps’ 50+ Initiative provides education and resources to people over the age of 50 interested in volunteering abroad

AARP and the Small Business Administration connects you to resources to start and grow businesses

Your golden years provide you the opportunity to do something that offers you personal gratification. You also gain the added benefits of staying active, doing what you love, and connecting with others.

For more information on managing your financial goals during an active and involved retirement, contact a Fifth Third Bank financial advisor.

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