Many baby boomers are packing up in recreational vehicles and hitting the road as work-campers, traveling from city to city across the country to do seasonal jobs. New York Times staffer Christopher Farrel takes a look at this growing trend that allows retired baby boomers to travel the country and make extra money.
Work-campers are typically paid $7.25 to $12.00 and the jobs can be difficult. Margo Armstrong, a work-camper since 1995, explained what draws retirees to this line of work:
“Most, I believe, are motivated by the general impression that their savings may be gone before they are,” she emailed from her 28-foot Safari Trek R.V. on the road near Las Vegas. “Workamping allows them to enjoy their years on the road without fear of depleting their savings.”