Retired, but NOT retired

By: Jamie Waggoner

Seasonal Job for Semi-Retired Person

Are you “retired but not retired”? 

What I mean is have you retired from your previous job, but your mind, body, and soul are telling you that you aren’t done working yet?  

If you are thinking to yourself yes, I am bored, I miss working, and/or I miss getting a paycheck, then I just might have the perfect seasonal job for you…


Retail Jobs…Painful

There are plenty of store or retail seasonal jobs that come up during holidays, but what mature adult wants to deal with that kind of hassle and strain? 

You have to be on your feet all day, for one thing.

The job I am about to tell you is a job you could do easily in the comfort of your own home, or at least sitting in an office chair, if that’s appealing then just keep reading…

Tax Preparation Companies Regularly Hire Seniors

For some seniors, being a tax preparer is a perfect seasonal job.

This job is for the retired-but-not-retired individual who wants to keep his or her mind sharp and help people and be a problem-solver.

Many of the big tax preparation chains and even smaller tax companies look to seniors when they want seasonal tax preparers because they know you have the wisdom that only comes from experience. 

If you look around at the tax offices in your area you will see that this is one career where having some gray hair is a good thing in the client’s eyes!

Is It Difficult and Expensive to Become a Tax Preparer?

Becoming a tax preparer is easy and affordable with the help of Pronto Tax School, where you can sign up for a 365-day membership and buy a package with the only online courses you need to start your new career chapter. 

The courses are made to be easy to manage and not time consuming like other courses you may have taken in the past. No one has the time or attention span for certain things that’s why the way these courses are set up is perfect for everyone.   

These packages are $197 or $297, which is a miniscule investment to get started in a professional career. 

While making this your seasonal job, it is could end up saving you the money you may have been spending on someone else to be doing your taxes.  In that case, $300 saved would be $300 earned, right?  

Lifestyle Fit

Many seniors and second career folks enjoy working tax season because…well…because it ends!

Unlike jobs that go on and on and on, you have your quitting date not even halfway through the year.

Yes you can take on other work when it’s not tax season but you don’t have to work, and that’s what most retired-but-not-retired people want, it seems, is to work some but not be obligated to constantly show up day after day with no end in sight.

Being a tax preparer allows you to make your own schedule, gain your own clients, and even work from home.

You can also become self-employed if you so desire.

The extra cash you make could be put towards whatever your heart desires whether it be for you personally, taking a trip with loved ones, or doing fun things with your grandkids.

It’s all about flexibility and fitting with your lifestyle.      

Becoming a tax expert is a skill worth having at any age and many of our most successful Pronto Tax School students are people who have made this a second (or third, or fourth!) chapter in their lives.

If you have any questions about how the online course works or you are ready to take the plunge and get to work just click here to view course options.

About the writer:

Jamie Waggoner is a Communication Major at University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW). Jamie’s favorite course at the moment is Integrated Marketing, which showshow smart companies use storytelling and word-of-mouth to develop authentic and compelling relationships with their customers and the general public. Jamie did not realize when she accepted an internship at Pronto Tax School that she would become a tax expert, but hey, life is full of surprises and that’s a good thing.