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Calling all OAPs: Get paid to live like a teenager

Are you retired? That doesn’t mean that old age starts now - money.co.uk are hiring a retiree to test the everyday hobbies of young people, so you can act the age you feel and get paid to do it.
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For each individual, retirement looks different; some plan to start to relax and spend time doing the hobbies they love, while others work past retirement age before hanging up their working boots and embracing the simplicity of doing nothing.

If this has you thinking about your retirement, you can compare the different private pensions available to you, to ensure the best chance of a comfortable retirement.

As many of the stereotypes associated with retiring present a much slower way of life - such as playing golf, knitting, and going for a country walk - money.co.uk are looking to hire a retiree to discover if the slow lane is the way to go or living life like a member of Generation Z is actually the best way to enjoy retirement - and bonus...you can get paid for it.

If you’re retired, you can apply to live the life of a youngster and become our retirement tester. The lucky applicant will be paid £500 for their time, as well as being provided with the supporting materials to carry out the role. You will be required to complete all testing in two weeks from the start date of the role (T’s & C’s apply*). 

Thank you very much for your interest and for all those who entered. This competition is now closed.

What does the job entail?

You’ll carry out a variety of day-to-day tasks that are synonymous with the youth of today. To help money.co.uk discover how enjoyable this lifestyle is for a retiree, you will be required to complete the below activities, rate each of them out of 10, and video record your experiences to create a ‘vlog’.

Please note that this role can be completed alongside your own hobbies and social obligations, within hours of your choosing. 

What are the tasks?

  • TikTok - watch an hour a day for a week and create three posts

  • Instagram - create an account and share daily images of your favourite meal that day

  • Netflix - watch an episode a day of a selection of popular shows (eg Bridgerton, Squid Game, You or Selling Sunset)

  • Video Games - play a video game each day (console and games such as Fortnite will be provided)

  • Vlog: To sample the life of a young YouTuber, you will record your experiences and thoughts on each task, to create a vlog about your time as our retirement tester

What will you get?

  • £500 payment

  • Games console and games

  • Paid for Netflix account (1x month)

Entry for this competition closed on Friday 7th January

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About James Andrews 

James is our senior personal finance editor and has spent the past 15 years writing and editing personal finance news. He has previously written for ReachPLC, was money editor of Mirror Online and Yahoo Finance UK, and has recently been quoted in City AM, Liverpool Echo and Daily Record as well as featured on national radio shows TalkRadio and the BBC

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