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5 At-home Jobs for Retirees


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Babysitting
If you love children, babysitting can be the perfect way to spend some of your time.
If you love children, babysitting can be the perfect way to spend some of your time.
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If, like many retirees, you aren't tech savvy or don't have a reliable computer, such technology-centered jobs we've discussed may seem discouraging. But don't get so wrapped up in these newer types of opportunities that you don't consider some of the simpler options.

If you're a parent or grandparent, for instance, you have experience that many people look for in a babysitter. Parents often seek summer daytime babysitting, after-school hours or the occasional evening out. You may even have family members or neighbors who could benefit from your babysitting services and be willing to pay you. If not, consider putting up ads in local coffee shops or newspapers.

Also, think about your mobility when deciding what age group you can take care of. Slow mobility may not be a problem when watching older children or babies who can't crawl yet, but it may prevent you from responding quickly to crawlers or young children who have a tendency to dash away.


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