Early last year, I was sure that I would have a comfortable retirement. But then the stock market took a plunge. That gave me pause. Then I got my real estate tax bill. What an increase! Don’t they know that I will have a fixed amount to spend in retirement? And they just announced a […]Read more
Ed Note: Lifelong learning and RLM expert, Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M. Ed., author of Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Year agreed to an online interview.What is your background/expertise in this field? I returned to school at age 51 (3 years after the death of my husband) where […]Read more
Ed. Note: We got to know Darlene and Bill when we adopted their two cats before they made the transition to a Hawaii retirement. We’ve stayed in touch over the years. Many of us fanaticize about living in Hawaii. We asked Darlene and Bill if they’d put some perspective on the reality of Hawaii […]Read more
We see and hear about a large number of franchises and Multi-level Marketing (MLM) businesses and I am often asked if these are good for the retired person. So let us take a look at them one at a time to see if they make a good retirement business. Franchises are frequently larger companies that […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.