07/24/2014 11:19 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2014

Working After Retirement May Be The Best Thing For You

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Retirement isn’t just about kicking back and relaxing in your sunset years anymore. Americans are living longer, and many are finding that retirement is really more about finding a second career rather than hanging up their time cards altogether.

The recent economic downturn is another reason for older adults to seek employment during retirement from their primary careers. A 2012 study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) showed that only 14% of Americans believe they have enough money saved to “live comfortably in retirement.”

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