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What is your ideal work arrangement in retirement?

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I guess it’s what I’m doing now. I retired from my full-time job a couple years ago, but I was very bored. Now I work part time at a knitting store, which keeps my mind moving. And I really enjoy teaching younger people how to do my favorite hobby.”

- Barb G., 71
Saint Paul, Minn.

I’ve been working since I was 13 years old, and I’m still working. I’m tired. My father was retired at 65, and he got to spend the rest of his life relaxing. But I think after we get our finances shored up, I should be able to leave the workforce in a couple of years. My wife is 10 years younger than I am, so she’ll still be working, which will help. Then I can do as much fishing as I want, and she won’t be able to tease me about it.”

- Bill W., 66
Des Moines, Iowa

I would like the ideal situation: That is, where I wouldn’t have to work for money, but I would be healthy enough to work if I wanted to. I definitely don’t want to be 75 and working at McDonald’s, but I don’t want to be sitting around playing bridge all day, either.”

- James B., 69
Janesville, Wis.

I hope I get to retire some day. It’s not something I’m too worried about right now, because I’ve got plenty of good years left in me, but I hope I have enough money saved to retire comfortably and still get to travel, which is what I love the most.”

- Monica W., 55
Des Moines, Iowa


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