Many of us go through our working lives buying into the idea that retirement means permanently punching out from a career and heading off into the sunset (preferably poolside).
The reality, however, is that 39% of workers aged 65 and older have chosen to unretire — that is, to retire and then return to the workforce, according to RAND's American Working Conditions Survey.
The desire to work may continue to hold sway for a number of reasons: to feel connected to others, to remain active, to pocket additional income or a combination of those factors. You can still carve out beach time at an island hideaway — just be sure to use your vacation days.
So, how can you determine if unretirement is right for you?