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About Danielle Howard

Danielle Howard is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), author, speaker and financial thought leader. Read her book - Your Financial Revolution – Time to Recognize, Revitalize, and Release Your Financial Power. Visit her at www.wealthbydesign4u.com or www.daniellehoward4u.com.
Latest Posts | By Danielle Howard
5 Ways to Use Your Finances Toward a Flourishing Retirement
8 months ago

5 Ways to Use Your Finances Toward a Flourishing Retirement

You have crossed over the proverbial finish line of retirement. You set your financial goals, and your financial advisor says you have the resources to sustain your income needs…
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Death of the Stretch and 4 Ways to Optimize Your Options
9 months ago

Death of the Stretch and 4 Ways to Optimize Your Options

Do you or your spouse have an IRA or employer sponsored plan? The recent changes made under the SECURE Act will have an impact on you…
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Don’t Stop Living After 60 – You Will be Astounded by What You Discover!
9 months ago

Don’t Stop Living After 60 – You Will be Astounded by What You Discover!

Ladies, remove the word “retirement” from your vocabulary. It is antiquated and ill-suited. You may not want to bring money into your life through the career track or job you have been in, but we need to shift…
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5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End the Year with Dignity and Gratitude
9 months ago

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End the Year with Dignity and Gratitude

Regardless of how we feel about it, this year is rolling to a close. Perhaps we failed to achieve the goals we had set for ourselves in those past 12 months. Or, maybe we managed to fulfill our expectations. Read More

How I Avoided an Epic Travel Fail (Don’t Make My Mistake!)
10 months ago

How I Avoided an Epic Travel Fail (Don’t Make My Mistake!)

By  •  Travel

We had been planning the trip to Iceland for months. In quest of the Aurora Borealis, a trip to nurture my soul, my husband, Mark, had diligently made all of the travel arrangements…
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Glance Back, Move Forward: 8 Financial Ideas for Over 50s to End the Year on a Solid Note
10 months ago

Glance Back, Move Forward: 8 Financial Ideas for Over 50s to End the Year on a Solid Note

With the end of 2019 drawing near, it’s time to figure out how to be financially wise to our best advantage. For those of you over 50, it’s time to put money into your own or a spousal IRA. The limit is $7,000…
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3 Financial Lessons Learned from a Faulty Fridge and How to Apply Them After 60
11 months ago

3 Financial Lessons Learned from a Faulty Fridge and How to Apply Them After 60

We came home from a weekend away to find a puddle of water in front of the fridge. Opening the door, I unscrewed my coconut milk and it smelled a bit off. The food in the freezer was cold, but completely unthawed…
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4 Ways to Thrive with a Retired Spouse
12 months ago

4 Ways to Thrive with a Retired Spouse

By  •  Family

My husband is 10 years my senior. He has had two iterations of “retirement” so far and both had financial and emotional implications for us. His most recent shift has been out of a paid career to having more freedom with his time. Read More

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!
12 months ago

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!

Financial intimacy changes as we age, and I want to do it with dignity and grace! In our early years, Mark and I became financially intimate through sharing our financial history. Read More

Do You Look at Retirement as the Right Time to Engage and Unleash Your Daemon? Maybe You Should!
1 year ago

Do You Look at Retirement as the Right Time to Engage and Unleash Your Daemon? Maybe You Should!

In David Brooks’ The Second Mountain – A Quest for a Moral Life, he writes about the daemon. What Is the DAEMON? “A daemon is a calling, an obsession, a source of lasting and sometimes manic energy…
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