How soon can we go again?

Former President George H. W. Bush and Frank Moody probably don't know each other. But were they to meet, they'd soon find they have much to talk about. Bush, you may remember, celebrated his birthday June 13 by parachuting from an airplane over his library in central Texas. He said he wanted to send a message that "Just because you're 80 doesn't mean you can't do fun stuff." Moody, it appears, got the message. Three days later - and, like Bush, in tandem with an experienced skydiver - he, too, jumped from a plane 9,900 feet above Cairns, Australia, and floated safely to Earth. But the story doesn't end there. Unlike the 41st chief executive of the US, Moody took the plunge on a dare, and his feat has been submitted for possible listing in the Guinness Book of World Records. You see, he's 101 - seven years senior to the man considered history's oldest parachutist.

Good jobs for retirees who still want to work

Early retirement may still appeal to some employees, but trend-spotters notice more and more senior citizens seeking to stay in the workforce or to reenter it - either out of choice or necessity. Some of them may need the money, if not right away, then at least as a hedge against living on a fixed income later. Others may simply want satisfying activity or an opportunity to pursue a second career. One observer familiar with the job market for retirees is John Challenger, the chief executive officer of the Chicago outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.. Here's his list of some of the best jobs and occupations for seniors:

1. Tax preparer
2. Head of nonprofit group
3. Interim executive
4. Consultant in one's field of expertise
5. Cost accountant
6. Clergy
7. Patient advocate
8. Home healthcare counselor
9. Real estate agent
10. Teacher

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