Number 4 Reason For Living Trusts: Avoid Probate

Ed. Note: Older adults have planned many aspects of retirement, but failed to create an estate plan. Explore how living trusts can help avoid probate.   Reason #4: Avoid Probate. It is true that property in your revocable living trust will not go through probate when you die. That’s because the trust instrument spells out […]

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Number 3 Reason For Living Trusts: Managing Property upon Incapacity

  Ed. Note: Older adults have planned many aspects of retirement, but failed to create an estate plan. Explore how living trusts can prepare for incapacitation. Reason #3: Managing Property upon Incapacitation. One of the major concerns that many of us have today is not about dying – it’s about living too long! We see […]

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Number 2 Reason For Living Trusts: Reduce or Eliminate Estate Taxes

Ed Note: Older adults have planned many aspects of retirement, but failed to create an estate plan. Explore how living trusts can reduce estate taxes. Many people say that a revocable living trust doesn’t save estate taxes. Technically, they’re right. There are no provisions in the federal tax laws that exempt revocable living trusts from […]

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Movie Review – The Princess and the Frog

Leigh Pautsch of Australia’s HeraldSun says: One of the smartest moves in show business history was Disney’s acquisition of computer-animation masters Pixar. However, this clever purchase…came at a price that had nothing to do with money. And everything to do with identity. Somewhere along the line, Disney’s own animation division lost its golden touch…The unthinkable […]

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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.