This group of retirees includes those with a limited income and others with a significant amount of wealth.
What do they have in common? They are making an impact on the causes they care about—in surprising ways.
Often, I find that families with wealth are unsure of how to make an impact on the causes they care about while still leaving behind enough for their children. I hope that this recent article from CNN inspires you to discuss giving back with no regrets with your family and even a specialist in the matter.
CNN Money reports that a small group of “roving retirees” is doing good throughout the entire continental U.S. These retirees, from sixty to eighty years old, travel the country for months on end, regardless of income. They volunteer at non-profits and state and national parks, which often give them room and board for free in exchange.
According to CNN, the retirees state that volunteering “gives them a sense of purpose and adventure in their retirement years.” Having a sense of purpose can help to avoid the feelings of disappointment and boredom that can otherwise accompany a retirement spent inactive.
The volunteer group NOMAD (Nomads on a Mission Active in Divine Service) has more than one thousand members who travel in RVs across the country, doing anything from helping homeowners rebuild after a natural disaster to greeting visitors at national parks.
If this sounds like your kind of retirement (at least part of the year), CNN recommends visiting Volunteer.gov.
For more tips on making the most of your retirement, read our earlier blog post on lessons from current retirees.
If you have questions about using your wealth to make a positive impact on the charities and causes you care deeply about, feel free to contact us today.