Best Places to Retire in Canada: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Once home to Maliseet and Mic Mac Indians and European settlers and later revived by loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, Fredericton became an important British military base. Fredericton, New Brunswick has since evolved into a moderately affluent, sophisticated small city and the administrative, educational and cultural capital of New Brunswick, making it one of the […]

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Lifelong Learning Plan Part of Your Retirement Strategy

Ed. Note -Your retirement strategy should include a lifelong learning plan. Stay young by exploring, discovering, and challenging yourself daily. 1. Expose yourself to people and organizations that KNOW stuff worth learning. Osmosis works really, really well and the right people/organizations are super filters for you. 2. Deliberately develop your intuition, instincts, inklings and ’sense’ […]

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Grand Circle Travel offers a home visit where locals prepare a homemade lunch for groups of 10 travelers. Our home visit was in Croatia on our trip from the Black Sea to Budapest in a small village. Both Croates and Serbs live in the village, banded together during the war and were left alone. Our […]

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Retiring Early: Was It Worth It?

Retiring early, 20 years ago at age 38, – Was it worth it? It’s the Holidays, a time when it’s customary to reminisce over our lives. As we fast approach the beginning of our 21st. year of retirement, we look to the New Year and wonder what the future might bring. During one of our […]

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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. 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.