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3 Ways To Make Money In Retirement

Why would you want to make money in retirement? Surely you’ve saved enough money to just sit back and avoid worrying about your finances?!

Well, there are a few things to think about here. Firstly, making extra money is always beneficial as it means you can live more comfortably. Secondly, you may have saved for retirement, but what about your kids or grandkids? Having some extra money can be beneficial for them in the future. Finally, you can still make money without doing proper work! The ideas below will all help you generate extra cash in retirement without forcing you to go back to work. 

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Turn your hobby into a job

Do you have a hobby that you absolutely love doing? Take gardening, for example. This is something you have always done, and retiring has given you extra time to do it as often as you like. So, why don’t you use this to your advantage and start making money from it? Get a flyer template and create an advert for your service that you can post around your local area. Then, you can tend to people’s gardens and do what you love – but get money for it. It’s such a simple idea, and the best thing is you can choose when to work. If you can’t be bothered one day, just decline work from anyone that gets in touch, simple!

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Start blogging

Blogging might seem like something to do in your youth, but there’s no age limit on who can create a blog. As someone that’s retiring, you probably have a whole wealth of knowledge you can share with the online community. This is such a smart idea if you spent your whole career in a particular field as you are full of advice that people will find helpful. It won’t be hard to create a blog and draw in an audience. Then, you monetize the blog with adverts and sponsorships, earning a passive income throughout your retirement years. 

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Make investments

Naturally, the easiest way to make money in retirement is by investing your cash. Primarily, real estate investments are the best source of money. A good idea is to downsize your home and move into a retirement community. This gives you a more affordable place to live, meaning you have lots of money left from the sale of your house. As a result, you could buy another property and rent that out. Thus, you’re getting money every month from tenants, which can help you invest in another property, then another – and so on. Who knows, your retirement could be the start of a property empire! The best thing is that you don’t have to do much at all, particularly if you use a property management company to handle all the tenants. 

See, it is very easy for you to make money when you retire without doing traditional work. You don’t have to work for an annoying boss or feel forced to work every day. It’s all about finding ways you enjoy yourself while also earning some extra income on the side. 

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Karla Urwitz

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love all things travel. I was in the hospitality business for 15 years and loved it. So why not become a travel agent. So I am trying to find my balance in life through being a parent to a teenager, my love of travel, and living the best life possible. Come join me on this bumpy journey of life.

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