Diversification is a common practice among those who invest in stocks. This is because stocks are a high-risk, high-reward investment and people can protect themselves better against the risk by diversifying their investments. The same strategy can, and should, be applied to investing in your retirement. Protecting your retirement nest egg should be one of […]Read more
Ed. Note: Senior volunteer Warren Stortroen shares his experience with Earthwatch Institute in Nova Scotia. The door of the small mammal trap was closed so I was pretty sure the set in a mossy area under a spruce tree was successful! However, as I lifted the trap the weight and movement of the animal indicated […]Read more
Seniors single retirement travel happens all over the world today, and there are plenty of ways to make it enjoyable and several ways to help make it affordable. If you are interested in single retirement travel might seem a bit daunting, particularly if you are planning to venture into foreign countries. But being single doesn’t […]Read more
Vanderbilt Beach County Park in the Paradise Coast, as this area is called, in Naples, Florida area. Learn about Vanderbilt Beach County Park where it is, what the amenities are, what beachgoers do for fun, hours of operation, pet rules, and interesting tidbits about this west Florida beach town to help you have the […]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.