Disagreements Mellow in Long Term Marriages

  Disagreement is common in the couple relationship; the challenge is preventing the conflict from becoming corrosive in long term marriages. In this interesting study, aging couples proved most successful. In this case, researchers observed couples as they engaged in conflict. The couples – numbering 300, and predominantly white, middle and upper middle-class heterosexuals – […]

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Help Finding a Job Over 50

Mark Miller, author of The Hard Times: Guide to Retirement Security, wrote his book to help baby boomers create retirement security even in difficult financial times. In his book, he shares how people can integrate strategies for money, work and living. Mark believes that working beyond traditional retirement age makes sense both financial and for […]

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Larry Crowne Movie Review

Last weekend, I watched this appealing movie for a second time. When the film was originally released in 2011, reviews were not very good. I attribute that to the movie having no exploding cars or car chases, no sex other than one funny kiss, no cursing, and no violence. What it does have is intelligence, […]

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Retirement Guide for Future Generations

Age Wave in conjunction with Harris Interactive polled members of four generations; the silent generation (born prior to 1946), older baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955), younger baby boomers (born between 1956 and 1964, Gen X’s (born between 1965 and 1975 and Millennials (born between 1976 and 1988) to gauge their feelings about retirement […]

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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.