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Retirement Nomads – From Real Estate To Wheel Estate

Retirement Nomads – From Real Estate To Wheel Estate

By Susan Williams

Have you heard of “workampers”?

They are older people living on the road and travelling around the country in search of seasonal work. Some are doing it because they enjoy it. For many others it is out of necessity. But these retirement nomads are an emerging trend developing throughout the United States.

The pandemic has escalated this situation as more jobs are being cut and older workers are being disproportionately displaced forcing more to look for work – wherever they can find it.

Also Read: Can We Really Consider It Retirement When It’s Forced?

In the following video produced by PBS Newhour, they share more about this way of life. They also introduce you to some of the individuals living this way.

Many people dream of travelling in retirement – but maybe just not for this reason.


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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.