8 Things People Want to Do in Retirement

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8) Working in same field -14%

By 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 13 million Americans aged 65 and up will be actively employed.

7) Pursuing an ‘encore’ career - 14%

A later-life career is an encore. Personal and economical motives often drive this. Someone gets a job that allows them to "give back" or pursues a long-held hobby.

6) Starting a business -17%

Some retirees fantasize of being their own boss. More than 25% of new entrepreneurs are 55-64, according to the Kauffman Foundation.

5) Taking care of grandchildren - 20%

The National Council on Aging reports that 1 in 4 children under the age of 5 live with a grandparent. The thought is appealing, no?

4) Volunteering - 24%

Volunteering keeps you occupied and fulfilled. It improves the community. Giving to your community may offer you a sense of purpose.

3) Pursuing hobbies - 46%

"Hobby" encompasses indoor and outdoor, individual and group, intellectual, athletic, and recreational hobbies.

2) Time with family and friends - 53%

Retirement means family visits won't be limited by vacation time. You may now drive or fly to see family and friends wherever.

1) Traveling - 58%

Maybe your last trip to Europe involved a rucksack, hostels, and hiking. Traveling is still fun, thankfully.

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