Should You Work After Retirement?

Are you thinking about returning to work after retirement? You might want to earn some extra income, stay social, or create more structure in your daily routine. Whatever your reason might be — and whether you’re already retired or are getting ready to leave the workforce in your current capacity — yes, you can work after retirement. Learn more about what to consider, including the benefits and financial implications of getting a new job in this phase of your life.

Benefits of working after retirement

There are many reasons to work after retirement. Finances, savings, and benefits are just a few things to consider.

Financial stability

Your financial situation is one of those elements that will remain important throughout your life. Although you may have saved in preparation for retirement, you might not feel comfortable relying only on your savings to fund your lifestyle. Even part-time income can help offset … Read more

8 Ways to Find Apartments for Rent

Homeownership rates have been falling for the past eight years, according to a report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. That means more people are renting, making it harder to find an apartment or rental home.

The secret, real estate brokers say, is to plan ahead. Often renters will wait until the last minute to look for another apartment. However, when renters are in a hurry they tend to take apartments they don’t really want, says Lance Macon, co-founder of Metro Home Managers, a Washington, D.C.-based, full-service rental property management firm.

Here are eight tips for finding the best rental homes and apartments in your area.

1. Start your search 60 days before your move

The best rentals, in terms of price, location and amenities, go earlier in the month, so don’t wait until midmonth to look for a new place to live, Macon says. It’s best … Read more