|Tiny jobs are trending|
Many people simply can’t afford to retire. For some, their Social Security payment is just too small. Even those with pensions often can’t get by. Aside from the economy, there are many reasons, including ours. We are older parents of a child heading to college. At an age when lots of folks are ready to stop working, we face college costs that have soared since were students. Having children later in life is certainly a baby boomer trend, and lots of us are feeling the pinch as college comes around.
|Working at home has its perks|
More people than ever retire early from their original career, but lots of them start second, often very different, vocations. Others just keeping working well past the traditional retirement age, like my 83-year-old cousin who is going strong as a college professor after 50 years.
The most common compromise is part-time work. For every greeter at Walmart, there are thousands of other semi-retired people who will work part time well into their golden years. At first glance, it seems that all of them would be anchored to their area. But just as tiny houses are trending, so are tiny jobs. And lots of them can be done from home or anywhere.