The New Year is a great time to go through basic routines, such as checking smoke alarms batteries and updating your home emergency kit. No one likes to think of being in an emergency that requires basic survival, but we watch thousands of people every year on television that face a disaster. Experts recommend you be […]Read more
Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade bread fresh from the oven. While I never considered myself much of a baker, a couple of times a year, I’d make bread for my family. Now that it’s just my husband and me, it seems like a lot of work and excess bread just for the two […]Read more
Menopause is different for every woman. When it starts, how long it last and the symptoms of menopause are very individual. How you manage symptoms will also be based on your individual situation. Having a better life style can help the symptoms of menopause. Following these tips for a healthy life can also help you […]Read more
Have you embraced frugal living? Many people have cut back and searched for easy ways to save money. Is being frugal worth it? Have you taken the time to think about the costs versus benefits of living frugal. A few years ago, I wanted to raise tomatoes. While the product was much better than those […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW 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.
Life PlanningBy 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.