“I ummm....” How to introduce yourself in retirement

You’re at a BBQ and someone asks you ‘what do you do’? When you’re in the workforce full-time, this is typically an easy question to answer. “I’m an accountant and I work for XYZ Accountants” or “I’m a marketing manager with a financial planning firm”. Straight away people know what you do and start to get a sense of who you are.

So what happens when you retire? For many the response is suddenly not so easy. "I'm a retiree" feels inadequate.

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