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Part-Time Jobs You Can Get to Supplement Your Retirement Funds

There are a number of reasons you may be looking into a part-time job after retirement; you want to stay active, you simply miss working and interacting with people or maybe you’re bored and need something to do, or perhaps you didn’t save as much as you had originally planned. Between the current economic climate and the most-traveled senior generation ever, a big reason adults 55 and better are seeking part-time work is to supplement their retirement funds.

But what’s the best part-time job for you and your lifestyle? Here are 12 part-time jobs you can get to supplement your retirement funds.

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1. Freelance Consultant

You were good at your previous job and you loved it. Why not continue earning based on your years of experiences? Start with your former employer or companies in a similar field. Put out some feelers on Craig’s List or one of the thousands of job sites on the Internet.
Pay Rate: Name your price, and negotiate. Rule of thumb is to set what your last salary was and divide it by the hour.


2. Handyman

Are you Mr./Mrs. Fix It? If you’re a Jack or Jill of all trades, consider being a maintenance worker for your complex, community, or a company. Some places have on-call maintenance people and pay 3 hours worth of work even if it only takes you 1 minute to unclog a sink.
Pay Rate: $17/hr


3. Tutor

Even if you’re not a retired teacher, you may have the background in a subject matter beneficial to young minds. You can help students of all ages get through homework, prepare for exams and SATs, or even learn a new language.
Pay Rate: $17/hr


4. Athletic Coach

Not only do you get to be active and share your passion for the game, but you also get to give back to the community. Help build camaraderie and teach teamwork. Some recreation leagues and clubs pay, as well as middle and high schools.
Pay Rate: $14/hr


5. Childcare

Another rewarding job is providing care for your friends and family via childcare. Being a nanny or babysitter gives you a chance to enrich young minds and provide emotional support to children and to their families.
Pay Rate: $15/hr

6. Pet Sitter

If you love animals, you’re barking up the right tree! Help your neighbors and friends by taking on some of the care required for their family pet while they are at work or away on vacation. You can also join Smartphone apps to solicit your services
Pay Rate: $13/hr

7. Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality worker doesn’t just mean working at a hotel. You can help coordinate travel plans for resorts, become a travel agent and work from home, work for car rental agencies, cruise ship companies, airlines, and more. From food service to security, the opportunities are vast.
Pay Rate: $12/hr

8. Seasonal Employment

Wal-Mart, Target, malls, amusement parks, and more are always hiring part-time seasonal employees. From stocking shelves to customer service representatives, the work can be stress-free and rewarding. Plus, you’ll have a leg up on the newest products coming out for the holidays.
Pay Rate: $10/hr

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9. Customer Service Representative

Call centers, retailers, and other industries are always seeking customer service representatives to be the face and/or voice of their company. If you have the gift of the gab, this part-time job may be the best fit for you.
Pay Rate: $13/hr


10. Blogger

Even if you don’t have the gift of the gab but have a way with the words, and are comfortable with some technology, try blogging. Not only do you get to write about topics you’re an expert on, but you also get to work in the comfort of your own home (and often in your pajamas).
Pay Rate: $20/hr

11. The Government

If you’re having trouble finding part-time work or fear age discrimination, consider a job with the government. There are seasonal and part-time positions available and the government is one place looking for a depth of experience.
Pay Rate: Varies depending on position.

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12. Uber, Lyft, or Taxi Driver

You’ve probably used the ride-sharing app yourself, so why not get in on this fast-growing business? You get to choose your own hours and fares and get to meet many interesting people. If you have a working vehicle and insurance you can really drive up your income.
Pay Rate: $16/hr

These are just some of the thousands of part-time jobs you can find to put a little extra change in your pockets. Speaking of pockets, pull out your smartphone and see what apps are out there that can also help you earn extra income. Start with these. 

Do you have a part-time job that’s helped you supplement your retirement funds? Share your experience in the comment section.

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