This post is inspired by My 15 Hour Work Week.

It did come across my mind that working freelance, part time or leisurely could be a superior after-retirement career option (is it called semi-retirement?). Let us explore.

The advantages are:

1) Greater piece of mind. This provides confidence regardless of how the stock market performed or even with other ridiculous unfortunate events happening (house got burnt down, get robbed and so on).

2) Stay motivated after retirement from corporate world. Although I have plenty of things to do after retirement, I think if I continue to work a bit, I could constantly remind myself that I should treasure my early retirement and make good use of my time while I am still breathing.

3) Enjoy company benefits such as medical, insurance, local attractions, telco discounts, and so on.

4) Get paid for public holidays, weekends and during medical/annual leave.