Best Places to Retire in USA: South

In recent years, the south, beyond Florida, has grown as the best places to retire in USA Expert Warren Bland shares profiles nine communities that are considered ideal places to retire. With five communities in North Carolina, there are locations to satisfy wide range of interests. Asheville, North Carolina nestles next to the Blue Ridge […]

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Change Your Spending Habits in Your Senior Years

If you have concerns about running out of money in your in your senior years, changing your spending habits can help. Consider the following suggestions: * Use the library to borrow books and movies * Free bread available from your senior center * Shop less often, use coupons and have a list of what you […]

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New Retirement Lifestyle Planning

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 […]

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nonprofit board in retirement

Serve on Nonprofit Board in Retirement

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 […]

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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.