Best Jobs for Retirees

Your career job is ending. It’s time to consider how to earn extra cash in retirement by doing the work you’ve always wanted to do.

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Maybe you straight up need the cash in retirement, or maybe you just want to do something you enjoy, with the added benefit of earning some extra pocket change. Perhaps you want to give back by working a helpful job you didn’t have time to take on as your career job took off. Whatever your desire, the work is out there to help you achieve a happy retirement. If you’re considering returning to work in retirement —whether it's just for kicks or because you’re strapped for cash — consider the following jobs.

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Bob Niedt

Bob was Senior Editor at for seven years and is now a contributor to the website. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.


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