Type of Content: News
Subtype: Book or Book Chapter
Resource Title: Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life
Publication Title: Retirement Wisdom
Publish Date: October 4, 2019
The idea of working in retirement seems like an oxymoron to some. But Farrell provides an accessible tour through the research on the benefits of working longer. The rewards include but transcend the financial side. Farrell points out that while generating income longer is helpful, many baby boomers are seeking “a calling not a job” in a second career. Continuing to work, in some fashion, can provide a renewed sense of purpose and meaning. These benefits, in turn, have been associated with wellness and longevity. But Farrell stresses that work in retirement is a choice. It’s not for everyone.