What is the New Retirement? The definition of retirement has changed dramatically in recent years. At one time, you retired at age 65, put your feet up and lived into your early 70’s, if you were lucky. Based on this view of retirement, it simply wasn’t necessary to plan for an active lifestyle extending many […]Read more
The traditional way of getting on a board is by invitation, which essentially means the opportunity most commonly comes through your existing personal and professional networks. But the problem with that is that you might be invited onto a board that’s not effective, not working toward a goal you find inspiring, or there might already […]Read more
I recommend as Boomers segue into semi-retirement and retirement is a hair beauty tip for looking your best. Stop going to the high end salons where hair color can cost $350.00 and more. Get your beauty treatments done at a Beauty School. Marinello is a national Beauty School chain with locations all across the country. […]Read more
If retirees know the right questions to ask, they can save themselves a lot of money by avoiding medical treatments either that don’t help them, or hurt them more than they help them. Typical medical treatments help only about half of the people who get it. This startling fact is true of most drugs, most […]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.