Work too appealing
RETIREMENT is becoming an outdated notion. More of those who are nearing the retirement age are staying on in the workforce.
‘‘ Across Australia, there is a revolution occurring,’’ says Jill Weeks, co-author of RetireBizzi , which profiles 101 actively working retirees. ‘‘ Thousands of Australians are rejecting traditional notions of retirement to not only keep working, but to establish successful businesses, hobbies and volunteering.’’
Weeks says most retirees engaged in income producing work show a great deal of selfesteem.
‘‘ For many, playing endless rounds of golf and bowls is not their idea of fun,’’ she says.
Her tips for those intending to take the big leap into the next stage in life: Plan your move. List your passions and skills. Ask for information. Don’t give up.