Culture How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the things you'd spend your retirement enjoying.

The road of life is long, and it stretches off in the distance towards retirement: That beautiful day when you can throw away your suits, and ties, and forget how to do your job and just live. Think about all the things you would do if you didn't have to work, write them down, and that’s what you do when you retire. If you’re scratching your head right now because it's devoid of retirement plans, that’s okay, here are some of the best things to do when you retire, so grab a pen and take some notes.

When you retire you can do anything you want, you’ve earned it. Whether you’re already retired and you’re just hanging out on the internet, or you’re at work dreaming of that wonderful day when you can dive out of your office building, there are plenty of fun-filled options on this list ways to spend your retirement.

Vote up the things you’d spend your retirement enjoying. And if you’ve got some amazing retirement plans waiting for you around the corner, share them in the comments. 

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Chillaxing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Chillaxing

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89 13
Spending Time With Your Loved ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Spending Time With Your Loved Ones

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85 18
ALL the Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
ALL the Hobbies

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67 29
Getting to Know Your Grandchil... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Getting to Know Your Grandchildren

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64 28
Visiting America's State Parks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Visiting America's State Parks

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63 30
Volunteering is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Volunteering

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56 29
Hanging Out With Other Retiree... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Hanging Out With Other Retirees

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59 35
Eating Your Way Through Europe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Eating Your Way Through Europe

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51 33
Catching Up on Classic Works o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Catching Up on Classic Works of Literature

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55 38
Working in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Working in the Garden

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48 37
Working Part Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Working Part Time

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43 36
Putting Together a Family Tree is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Putting Together a Family Tree

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46 43
Learning Another Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Learning Another Language

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35 41
Taking in Local Theater Perfor... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Taking in Local Theater Performances

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38 49
Writing That Novel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Writing That Novel

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32 40
Organizing Game Nights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Organizing Game Nights

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27 49
Prank Calling Your Old Office ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Prank Calling Your Old Office Buddies

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27 52
Starting a Small Business is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Starting a Small Business

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22 49
Getting to the Bottom of Area ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Getting to the Bottom of Area 51

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20 47
Giving Your Son in Law a Piece... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Giving Your Son in Law a Piece of Your Mind

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23 54
Lots of Yoga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Lots of Yoga

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21 51
Hours of Cooking Classes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Hours of Cooking Classes

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19 51
Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans

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18 50
Trying Out Fancy New Wardrobes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying Out Fancy New Wardrobes

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17 52
Making a Documentary About You... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Making a Documentary About Your Family