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  • Bristles
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High Paying Seasonal Jobs - Income after FIRE?
« on: August 28, 2015, 07:17:11 AM »
What are some high paying or highly rewarding seasonal jobs that you can do to make some extra money while retired?

Tax time?
Back to school?
Personal trainer after the holidays?
Beach house maintence during the summer?
Asphalt driveway sealer?
Snow Plow?
Leaf removal?


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: High Paying Seasonal Jobs - Income after FIRE?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 08:32:46 AM »
I do some garden work for 20$ an hour, but the problem is other people want garden work done right when I want to work on my own!

I have thought quite a bit about this as I am currently a SAHM, would like to work some but not full time.  I will likely volunteer for the free income tax program this winter, and if I like it, try to transition to a paid role with an accountant.  I would rather my PT work be in the winter when there is nothing to do outside. 

I also substitute teach, which isn't high paying by any means, but its 90$ a day and I can work whenever I want to work.  I've only done it a year, but I tend to pass on jobs during nice weather, and take more in the winter.  But if I'm sick or have a sick kid, or need to schedule other stuff, no big deal, I don't have to work that day. 


  • Stubble
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Re: High Paying Seasonal Jobs - Income after FIRE?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 11:16:10 AM »
A buddy of mine used to do asphalt work.  Here in Minnesota, the hot asphalt plants are only operational for about six months out of the year so we was on unemployment during the late fall-early spring.  He said he made ~90k/yr as a foreman, not sure if that included unemployment or not.  The hours were pretty intense though for the time of year he was working and it's physical stinky work.