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Retired in US – Over half  went back into the workforce or started their own businesses poll finds

When planning for retirement, or how to live in retirement, it’s often helpful to consider what others have done or are doing.

In February, an informal poll of roughly 400 RetiredBrains visitors revealed varied directions. It would seem that a life of leisure should lead the list; however this was in fact one of the smallest areas our questionnaire revealed.

Visitors to RetiredBrains who have been retired for at least a year were asked what they had been doing since leaving their job or primary occupation. The answers that came back are revealed in the pie chart above.

We didn’t provide those taking part in this poll with the opportunity to combine any of these activities or lifestyles as we assumed most would be doing several and felt this wouldn’t give us the information we were seeking.

Below is a list of the definitions that we included along with our observations based on comments that we received from participants:

  • Leisure 8%
  • Continuing Education 9%
  • Volunteering 10%
  • Traveling 11%
  • Entrepreneur 14%
  • Working 37%

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Why so many retirees work in retirement – MarketWatch.

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