Five Ways to Give Your Retirement Purpose

Doing something you love, volunteering, or working part time can give your retirement purpose and have positive health benefits.

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A purpose-driven retirement is all about finding meaning and fulfillment in your post-work years. It is more than just relaxing and enjoying leisure time; instead, it involves actively seeking activities and interests that align with your values and passions.

Much of our identity in life is tied to work, but retirement gives us the opportunity to rethink our purpose and to rediscover who we are, using the extra time to focus on who and what is most important to us. Retirement, in many ways, can be a new age of discovery for us as we find new pursuits that interest us. Or we can view retirement as an opportunity to make up for lost time, doing the things we’ve long wanted to do but didn’t have time for.

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Heidi Ardis
Founder and CEO, Agape Wealth

Heidi Ardis is a wealth adviser and the founder and CEO of Agape Wealth, which she opened after serving in executive positions in the corporate and independent financial world. Heidi is the author of Simplified Strategies for Retirees: Defend and Distribute your Income and Wealth with Proper Planning. Her commitment to faith and family shines through, and Heidi enjoys helping people preserve and grow tax-efficient retirement income for themselves and their loved ones.