Retirement day arrives. Now what? One of the first questions the retired couple asks, “Where is the best place to retire?” If you recently retired and you’re just starting this conversation, you may find that you wished you started talking about it ten years before retiring. No point crying over spilt milk. I recently read […]Read more
At the age of 62, we are beginning our 25th year of financial independence. That is quite a feat! From the beaches on Nevis, West Indies, to the shores of Phuket, Thailand we have traveled extensively through these decades, and what a ride it’s been! Young and strong in those early years, we were willing […]Read more
Bill Birnbaum began his adventure life at an early age. Enjoy this excerpt from the introduction to his book, “A Lifetime of Small Adventures.” The Kid on the Bus My mom turned away just for a moment. Then I, as a three year old boy, stepped up onto the bus. The doors closed and away […]Read more
Excerpt from Retire to a Better You By Edward Zinkiewicz Take small bites. Although there are all kinds of things you can do to practice healthier eating, I think Crys [Ed’s wife] and I have discovered the truth of the matter—you can’t fix everything at once. So, largely, we’ve tried one thing at a time […]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.