For many couples, retirement means relaxation, travel and afternoon naps. For others, retirement is the perfect opportunity to get a new job working together, perhaps even owning your own business.

Some couples don’t want to sit around doing nothing all day, they would prefer to work or otherwise keep busy. And whether you are working to earn extra money or just to stay active, working with your significant other is a great way to reconnect.

The best jobs for retired couples are the ones that draw skills from both partners. For example, your spouse loves interacting with people and you have a knack for creating delicious dishes, so a catering operation would be a perfect fit.

Goldberg and Associates, your elder law firm in Atlanta, offers the best jobs for retired couples.

Truck Driving Team

If you and your spouse love the open road, then perhaps you two should consider becoming a truck driving team. Truck driving companies often prefer couples as driving teams because they are more willing to stay on the road longer as there is no need to stop at home to visit the family.

Of course, this would mean taking driving lessons so you can handle an 18-wheeler. You will also need to learn CB radio jargon. 10-4, good buddy.

Retail Business

Perhaps you and your spouse have always wanted to make money buying and selling things. Retirement offers the perfect opportunity. You can sell things online or open a brick-and-mortar store.

A boutique or small store is an ideal business model for a retired couple. You don’t need training or skills to run a store if you are good at marketing and have excellent customer service.


Catering is the type of business that doesn’t require a whole lot of money upfront and it is a flexible enterprise. All you need to do is sit down and think carefully about the scope and size of your catering operations. For example, you might want to cater to large parties and big weddings or you might want to focus on small parties and picnic lunches.

Lawn Care and Landscaping

Many retirees look forward to lawn care and landscaping to keep them occupied and give them a bit of exercise. But if lawn care and landscaping is your passion, then you should make it into a business.

Starting a landscaping business isn’t as difficult as you might think. All you need to launch is a commercial lawn mower and some landscaping tools. It is also helpful if you have a basic knowledge of plants and the desire to work outdoors in the heat.

Bed and Breakfast

Owning and operating a bed and breakfast is the ultimate job for retired couples because your home becomes your business. You will need to acquire a few skills such as cooking, cleaning and maintenance, but these are skills that are easily learned. This opportunity offers extra cash and the chance to meet some pretty interesting people.

Cleaning Business

It might not be the most glamorous business to own, but a cleaning business is ideal for a retired couple. You don’t need a lot of money to get started and the profits will soon be coming in. You can opt for a maid service or you can get into commercial cleaning. You can even specialize in something like cleaning carpets or washing windows.

Work on a Cruise Ship

If you enjoy traveling to warm and exotic places, you and your spouse could get jobs working on a cruise ship. Just think about getting paid to stay on a cruise ship traveling to fun locations.

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