Do you have a story to tell to retirement age baby boomers? Do you have an interesting hobby, rewarding volunteer activity or exciting travel experience you would like to share with others? Over 150 people have contributed articles to RetireWOW.com on a wide range of topics. Our most prolific contributor is Warren Stortroen has traveled […]Read more
Retirees are looking for interesting businesses to start. Author Stan Spector explores the opportunity of starting a festival business. During the summer months, every large city in America is filled with dozens or hundreds of festivals. If you are an entrepreneur looking to get into a retail business, these festivals can be an inexpensive way […]Read more
Founded in 1793 as a small crossroads village in the wilderness of western North Carolina, Asheville has blossomed into one of the major mountain resorts in the East. Virtually surrounded by the unspoiled grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is small enough to retain the intimacy and gentle pace of a small city while […]Read more
Imagine the excitement of exploring the historical and cultural treasures of the Tuscan countryside, the thrill of taking part in a lively discussion about the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh, or the satisfaction that comes from helping a reluctant student discover the value of education. There’s no doubt such experiences would spice up […]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.