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17 Resources to Help You Find Amazing Retirement Ideas

By Margaret Manning November 26, 2015 Mindset

When it comes to finding retirement ideas, there are plenty of people who are more than happy to tell you where to put your money (usually into their hands.) But, if you are looking for retirement ideas to help you get the most from your life more holistically, it’s hard to know where to turn.

Here’s Where to Find Amazing Retirement Ideas

Over the last few years, as a community, we have examined many aspects of retirement. We have explored how women just like you are finding a new sense of purpose in retirement. We have dealt with the practical aspects of retirement, such as how to live on a pension. We have talked about the pros and cons of retiring abroad. We have shared our retirement tips and advice.

All of these conversations have led me to the conclusion that we have much more control over our retirement experience than we might think. But, first, we need to get educated.

If you are looking for ideas on how to get the most from retirement, I hope that you find the following resources helpful. Here are our top retirement articles.

3 Questions to Ask if You Want to Build a Happy Retirement

It’s no secret that people are living longer than ever. So, why do we continue to look at retirement as a time of “aging gracefully?” Why do we expect older people to suddenly disappear from public life, just because they reach their 65th birthday?

In reality, getting the most from retirement is hard work. It requires us to take a long, hard look at ourselves and decide proactively what’s next. Here are 3 questions to help you on your retirement journey. Read the article.

Owning Property Abroad in Retirement – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Interview)

So many people have a dream of retiring abroad. They picture beautiful sunsets and limitless local wine. They imagine finding a new home at a fraction of what they would pay in the U.S. or the U.K. The reality is that owning a property abroad is not all sunshine and cocktails. Here is some practical advice from an expert with 30+ years’ experience on how and when to by a property in another country. Read the article.

It’s Not Just About Money – Here Are 3 Unexpected Benefits of Working in Retirement

As we reach our 60s, many of us find that we are unprepared for retirement from a financial perspective. We may even feel like we have “failed” because we need to continue to work beyond the official retirement age. In reality, working in your 60s and 70s can be a blessing in disguise. Here’s why. Read the article.

Looking for More from Life After Retirement? Follow the Advice of Your Sixty and Me Sisters

One of the best things about being a part of the Sixty and Me community is that we can turn to each other for advice. When it comes to retirement, we have 1,000s of women in our group that have already reached their 65th birthday. These women can offer us unique insights into what to do (and what to avoid) to get the most from life after retirement. Read the article.

What to Do in Retirement: Sharing Your Passions with the World

Not all of the challenges that we face in retirement are financial. Many of us also struggle with finding meaning in our 60s and 70s. The good news is that there are plenty of ways that we can give back to society, while enhancing our own lives. Here are a few ways to share your passions with the world. Read the article.

4 Powerful Reasons that Life After Retirement is Better Without a Car

Be honest. Do you think that you could live without your car? Until a couple of years ago, my answer would have been “no way!” Then, I moved to another country and my world was turned upside down. What I found is that life without an automobile can actually be better – no seriously! Here are 4 reasons to consider giving up your car, if you can. Read the article.

6 Questions to Help You Find Meaning in Your Life after Retirement

How do you want to give back in retirement? Have you thought about how you are going to find meaning in your life once you no longer need to go into the office every day? These are just a few of the important questions that I discuss in this interview. Read the article.

3 Reasons Independence in Retirement is About More Than Just Money

One of the biggest things that we all hope as we reach retirement is that we will be able to stay independent. For many of us, the idea that we might become reliant on others in our later years is unbearable. Well, if you think that independence after 60 is all about money, you should read this article. In it, I explain why staying independent in retirement is about much more than financial resources. Read the article.

3 Life-Changing Things to Do in Retirement

One of the best things about reaching retirement is that we can focus on our passions. Unfortunately, in my experience, many people don’t allow themselves to dream big enough. Retirement can be more than a time of quiet reflection. It can be an opportunity to completely reinvent your life. Here are 3 life-changing things to do in retirement. Read the article.

What Describes Your Ideal Retirement Lifestyle?

The world has a pretty one-dimensional view of retirement. At best it is a time of “aging gracefully.” At worst, it is a time of inevitable physical and mental decline. In reality, each of us has a unique perspective on what would make the perfect retirement lifestyle. Some of us want to continue to work (at least part time) for as long as we can. Others want to dedicate their lives to volunteer work. Still others want to learn a new skill or go back to school. Read the article.

We’re Looking at Retirement Planning All Wrong and a Lot of People Are Going to Get Hurt

With so many retirement planning ads on TV, it’s easy to think that getting ready for “the best years of your life” is all about saving money. The truth is that, while financial security is definitely important, it is not the only aspect of retirement planning that is important. There are at least 3 other things that you should consider. Read the article.

6 Fun Retirement Party Ideas for Women

There is no denying that reaching retirement age is one of the biggest moments in a person’s life. With our family out of the house and our work commitments diminished, we can finally focus on what is important to us. But this raises an important question. How can we help that special someone in our lives to celebrate their retirement. Here are a few fun retirement party ideas. Read the article.

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness in Retirement

One of the most challenging aspects of retirement is maintaining our social connections as our family and work situations change. Fortunately, loneliness in retirement is not inevitable – and it is most definitely not “normal.” Here are some suggestions for how to stay social and avoid loneliness in retirement. Read the article.

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Here Are 6 Unusual Ideas

When it comes to the “perfect retirement,” your opinion is the only one that counts. Now is the time to bravely face the world and pursue your passions. Now is the time to give back and make the world a better place for your grandkids. If you are looking for inspiration on what to do in retirement, here are 6 amazing ideas. Read the article.

Managing Your Money in Retirement Takes Creativity and Courage

As many people have learned the hard way, achieving financial independence in retirement is not just about how much you have saved – it is also about how much you spend. The truth is that maintaining your lifestyle on a fixed income requires patience and creativity. Here is some advice from the members of the Sixty and Me community on how to make it all work. Read the article.

6 Retirement Tips for a Happier, Healthier, Wealthier Life

Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to talk with 100s of women on both sides of the retirement “finish line.” Through these conversations, I have learned that the happiest, healthiest and wealthiest women among us share several traits. Here is what I learned from them on how to get the most from retirement. Read the article.

6 Ways to Make Your Retirement Savings Last Longer

For the most part, the fact that we are living longer than ever is a great thing. That said, longevity isn’t without its downsides. For starters, most of us will have to think about how to make our retirement income stretch over 2 or 3 decades! If you want to make your retirement savings last longer, here is some practical advice from your Sixty and Me sisters. Read the article.

If there is one thing that I have learned by talking with all of you it’s that retirement is a choice. We may not be able to choose when we have to retire, but, we can choose how we spend the final decades of our lives. I hope that the resources mentioned here help you to achieve the happiness, good health and financial security that you deserve in retirement.

Have you already reached retirement? If so, what advice would you give to the other women in our community? If not, what steps are you taking to ensure that your retirement experience is as positive as possible? Please join the conversation.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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