This is a pretty personal question as it is extremely unique to each and every individual. If one has poorly planned and has no plan as to what to do in retirement, then working may in fact be a good idea regardless of whether it's part-time or full-time. If on the other hand, this is a financial question and you determine that you do need additional income to provide for your retirement or you want to defer collecting Social Security and qualified retirement assets until reaching age 70 & 70 1/2, then working full-time or part time in retirement may be a very good financial decision for you and your family. There is an old expression that says "for better or worse but never for lunch". Basiclly this means that if you are going to be around the house all the time after having worked full-time for 40 years, then discussing this option with your spouse may be the place to start.. Good luck
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