Senior Adults Returning to College

As the economy continues to be a challenge, the life expectancy surges, senior adults returning to college is one of the fastest growing trends in education. Baby boomers are hitting the books in increasing numbers. Whether they want to update skills, nurture a new passion or learn for the sake of learning, people of retirement […]

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Research Dolphins in the Wild in Florida and Greece-Part 4

The Earthwatch Institute expedition WILD DOLPHIN SOCIETIES was in a more urban setting at Sarasota Bay in Florida. This was a little different from most expeditions in that the research scientists were employed by the Mote Marine Laboratory and went home at night and weekends so there wasn’t as much interaction with the volunteers as […]

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Frugal Living in Retirement

Whether by necessity, a passion for being environmentally responsible or because of the challenge, many retirement age baby boomers are taking up the mantel of frugal living. The financial industry loves to say that baby boomers don’t have enough money to retire. While there are serious financial issues to confront, many people are taking a […]

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Is Not Retiring a Viable Retirement Strategy?

The current economic climate has forced many people to face the fact they are not prepared for retirement. In a recent Harris poll sponsored by Transamerica, 39% of respondents said they planned to work until they were 70 or planned to not retire at all. Lack of finances was the number one reason people stated […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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.
RetireWOW.com welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.


Life Planning

By 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.