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Do you really want to be working in your Retirement?

 

As nearly 10 million people in Britain are now over 65, increasing numbers of pensioners are taking up a second career after they retire. One in three 45 to 65-year-olds now plan to carry on working into retirement, according to a report by investment group Standard Life..

The latest census shows the number of people over the age of 65 in England and Wales has increased by 10% over the last decade.According to the Department for Work and Pensions life expectancy for men is expected to reach 91 by the year 2050. One reason more people over retirement age are continuing to work is to top up their income.

Julie Kertesz, 77, took up stand-up comedy a year ago. She says it’s something she fell into by accident after realising she could make people laugh. Originally from Hungary she has lived and worked around the world, mainly as a chemist. She retired aged 60 but says she continued to pursue her interests in writing and photography. She then tried public speaking and has now performed her stand-up routine in more than 50 venues across the UK. She advised “The young people who listen to me are surprised and they like it, they say I’d like my grandmother to be like that or my grandfather.

“Don’t die before you die – do things and live completely, change things because that is when you live… Even at 70 or 80 you can do wonderful things.”

This article is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. All views in this article are opinions of the Expats Pensions team. We specialise in helping people that have left the UK evaluate the possibility of taking their UK pension with them. For further information please visit http://www.expatspensions.com