Just because you are retired, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t still capable of working, and that you don’t still have a lot to offer. A lot of retired persons are taking on flexible jobs that allow them to earn additional income without having to be stuck in a job that they hate, and working long hours when they should be enjoying their retirement. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the many benefits of flexible jobs for retirees.

1. Extra Income

A lot of people find that once they are drawing on their pensions that they don’t have as much financial freedom as they did when they were working. You are allowed to earn a certain percentage over and above a government pension, and if you are receiving a company pension, you can earn as much extra as you want. A flexible job can give you that additional income that you need to really enjoy your retirement and be able to afford to live.

2. Use Your Experience

Over the years, you have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge, and it may be that you are not done using it, and that you want to gain even more. Having a flex-job is going to allow you to share the benefits of your years of experience, and you will get the opportunity to learn new things. This is going to help keep your mind active, and let you share your knowledge with the next generation.

3. Work from Anywhere

You don’t have to be tied down to one working location when you become a digital nomad. When you work online, you can work from pretty much any place in the world. So, you can enjoy travel in your retirement, and still have an income. If this sounds interesting to you, it might be a good idea to sell Samsung phone and upgrade to a newer model that has more features that will help you to work from anywhere.

4. Enjoy More Physical Activity

A lot of people end up becoming total couch potatoes once they retire, and they aren’t nearly as physically active as they should be. When you continue to remain in the work force with a flex-job, you are going to be getting out of the house be more active, and because you aren’t working full time hours, you will have more time to go to the gym, take walks, and do other things so you get the exercise you need.

5. Try New Things

Now that you don’t necessarily have to work, you can look for jobs that let you do the things you want to do. This is your chance to try new things that you have always wanted to try. You can take paths that you couldn’t take while you were in the full-time work force, and actually enjoy what you are doing instead of just working to survive. You can start to pursue your real passions. For instance, if you always wanted to be a writer, brush up on your skills and put yourself out there as a freelancer on sites such as Upwork and Freelancer.

6. Keep Your Nest Egg

If you have been saving a nest egg to have in your retirement, working a flex-job will help to insure that the money is going to be there when you really need it. The additional income you make from the job can be used for everyday expenses, so you can hang onto your next egg for a rainy day (which could be a dream vacation, buying a new car, or anything else you want to use it for).

Author's Bio: 

Jane Hurst, writer from San Francisco. Find her on Twitter!