A happy, full, and active retired life doesn’t have to be expensive. Many of the best things you can do with your time after you retire don’t cost much. Some are free!
Ten things to do that don’t cost much
1. Do volunteer work (or just help other people)
2. Walk or hike
3. Take up a new hobby
4. Coach a kids’ team
5. Learn something new
6. Work part-time
7. Get a new job
8. Spend more time with friends and family
9. Go to the library
10. Join a club or church group in your area
Looking for more ideas?
If you’re not sure what to do with your time after you retire, try asking yourself these questions:
- What do I enjoy doing most?
- What am I good at? Could I teach it to others?
- Is there something I never got around to doing that I’d like to do now?
- Who could really use my help? What are the needs in my community? For instance, do they need volunteers at the local hospital? Is there a charity I’d like to help? A little league team?
Forget the rocking chair. Today, retirees are more likely to travel, play sports with friends, volunteer for a local charity, or even have a job. In fact, some people find they have less free time after they retire than they did before.
Remember: It’s not about spending a lot
There are many low-cost ways to stay busy and happy with life after you retire.
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