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How to Work in Retirement and Still Have Fun

Donna Rosato – / Money –

You can reel in the right job in retirement and still feel retired. Here’s how to manage it.

Just because you retire doesn’t mean you have to stop working. In fact, if you want to earn a paycheck after finishing up your career, you’ve got company: Two-thirds of workers 50 and older say their ideal retirement includes part-time work, according to a Merrill Lynch Age Wave survey.

No wonder. Working in retirement can keep you connected with a social network, give you new challenges to tackle, and—oh, yes—earn you some dough. Even a small salary may be enough to delay taking Social Security, and for each year after age 62 that you can hold off collecting, you’ll get a bump in monthly benefits….”