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

By Danielle Howard January 04, 2023 Mindset

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 or perceptions and perspectives on this season of life.

There’s More to Life Than Retirement!

When you have 20 to 35 years ahead of you, the research is conclusive that a healthy, proactive and productive lifestyle will not only provide the foundation for living longer, but this time in life will be more rewarding and fulfilling.

The financial services world and the media have fabricated a story touting that happiness is found by drawing a line in the sand, getting to “your number” retiring to a life of leisure and self-indulgent pursuits.

This has been solely a financially oriented goal that has missed the bigger context and the construct of living a meaningful life.

While there is nothing wrong with R&R and self-care, balance it with creating an astonishing life.

“Leisure is a beautiful garment for a day, but a horrible choice for permanent attire,” Shakespeare

Your Purpose

Why are you here today? Why will you be here tomorrow?

Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, author and Holocaust survivor, ascertained the deeply profound truth that:

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

The traditional narrative around retirement and building wealth sets us up to miss the opportunities and to take the risks necessary to fulfill your unique mission in life. As you look into the future, do you want to live an astounding life? I do. And the formula is simple – don’t stop!

What Is an Astounding Life Made of?

It is astounding what we can create if we don’t stop dreaming.

It is astounding what relationships we can experience when we don’t stop listening.

It is astounding what communities we can live in if we don’t stop engaging.

It is astounding what businesses we can build if we don’t stop working.

It is astounding what health goals we will realize when we don’t stop making good choices.

It is astounding what wisdom we can find if we don’t stop seeking.

It is astounding what kind of world we will live in if we don’t stop caring and sharing.

The Numbers Are Important

More than ever, if you want to realize and sustain your life potential, the monetary assets you have built over time need to be optimized.

The economic environment is going to change, the political climate is always dynamic, the tax terrain is evolving and your life circumstances continue to unfold. There will be strategic, course corrections in every aspect of your financial life as you “rewire” instead of “retire.”

Kick 2023 into gear! What areas of your life do you want to make astounding? Keep dreaming, listening, showing up, working, making good choices, seeking, caring and sharing.

Align your financial decisions around how you bring it in, how you share it with others, how you grow and protect it and how you spend it with joyful intention, undergirding your astounding life.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

What astounding aspects have you discovered in your life? How do you maintain them? What financial decision have you had to make to keep living a life of meaning? Please share with our community!

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J Nieve

I am 64 and truly resent how I am treated, you know “elderly”. Makes my blood boil. lol. Anyway, I’ve got longevity in my family and an incredible amount of energy. I guess that comes from having kids much later in life. While I can do taxes, help with TV setup, caulk a bathtub and install fixtures, I’d like to start a home organization business. It will keep me fit and busy. At least I hope it does. And I also get to meet folks, maybe make a friend or two.


I have been in the insurance industry but will be “rewireing” to a holistic learning lifestyle journey…this is to help both me and my friends. I will be a certified mind, body, food coach.


Great inspiration!
Have you been thinking of starting a business or doing some fun work, after your career? We over 60 have many needs and desires for services and products that are currently not being met. And we have the knowledge to meet the needs!

My idea is that we create these “mini-enterprises” to fill the needs of people like us. For example, right now I need someone to come over and set up my TV remotes, and Roku. And I have a virus on my computer. I can’t allocate $300 to $500 for these projects right now, which is what I’ll end up paying if I call a full-time computer person. But I know there are some fun people over 60, or “Twifties” as I call us, nearby, who could help me in an hour or 2 and be happy to make $$80 or $100.

Twifties is the “brand concept” that covers these ideas. How do we find each other for community and help?

Lauren Teton
founder of Twifties, across all social media
The fun people over 50, centered around Birth Year 1956

Renate Huf

I would like to read about moving to a 55+ village. Almost a 5Star.
What experiences did you make?
I am 73 and considering.

Stella Fosse

I published my debut novel at age 68 and haven’t stopped since. Three-time winner at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), with two of those novels publishing this year. I encourage every Woman of a Certain Age to write her vivid stories. Check out my book, “Aphrodite’s Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica after Midlife.” I blog about Queenage health, beauty and creativity at Keep the pen moving!


How amazing. I’ve done Nano but I got so busy and have not done it in 3 years. I have journaled for 35 years and would love to put those written ramblings into a book called Lipstick Moments. I just turned 60 and am scared to death about getting older, but reading your comment has reminded me it’s not too late. I’m gonna get a hold of your book. Thanks for chat! Beth


Well done! So inspiring

The Author

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 or

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