For some couples, retirement means travel, relaxation and afternoon naps. For others, retirement means an opportunity to get a new job working together or even owning their own business.

Whether it is for extra income or just to stay active, working with your significant other is a great way to reconnect.

The best couple jobs are the ones that draw skills from both partners. For example, you have a knack for creating delicious dishes and your spouse loves interacting with people so a catering operation might be a perfect fit.

New York Medicaid Consulting, your Medicaid planning service, offers the best jobs for retired couples.

Cleaning Business

It might not be the most glamorous business out there, but it is an ideal job for retired couples. To do this, you don’t need a big investment or any special training to get going. What you will see is a quick flow of profit.

You could get into commercial cleaning or start a maid service. You could even start a cleaning company that specializes in something like washing windows or cleaning carpets.

Bed and Breakfast

Operating a bed and breakfast is the ultimate retired couples job because your home basically becomes your business. You will need to have a few skills including cooking, cleaning and maintenance, but those are easily learned.

This type of opportunity offers extra cash, the opportunity to meet interesting people and you will never get bored.

Landscaping and Lawn Care

You and your spouse might really look forward to lawn care and working in the garden. If so, then you should go into the landscaping business and get paid for your passion.

All you need to get this baby off of the ground is a commercial lawn mower and landscaping tools. It also helps if you have a basic knowledge of plants and the desire to work in hot temperatures.

Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen.


A catering business is a flexible enterprise that doesn’t require a lot of cash up front. You need to think carefully about the size and scope of your catering operation. For example, you might want to stick to smaller jobs like picnic lunches and small parties as opposed to catering weddings for 1,000 people.

Retail Business

If you and your spouse have dreamed about making money buying and selling, retirement offers the perfect opportunity. You can open a brick-and-mortar store or sell things online.

A small store or boutique is an ideal business for a retired couple. You don’t need a lot of skills, as long as you are good with customers and are able to market your business.

Truck Driving Team

If you and your spouse love the open road, then you should consider becoming a truck driving team.

Companies prefer couples as driving teams because they are usually willing to stay on the road longer because there is no need to go home to visit the family.

Of course, you will need to learn how to drive a big rig.

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