Whether by necessity, a passion for being environmentally responsible or because of the challenge, many retirement age baby boomers are taking up the mantel of frugal living. The financial industry loves to say that baby boomers don’t have enough money to retire. While there are serious financial issues to confront, many people are taking a […]Read more
The current economic climate has forced many people to face the fact they are not prepared for retirement. In a recent Harris poll sponsored by Transamerica, 39% of respondents said they planned to work until they were 70 or planned to not retire at all. Lack of finances was the number one reason people stated […]Read more
If you were lucky, you worked part time jobs while you were still in school. Not only did you earn money but you learned about the working world. You probably learned about jobs you didn’t want, types of organizations you wanted to work for, as well as the type of people you wanted to associate. […]Read more
Spiritual mysticism is a direct experience of the ground of all being. (Many words are used to describe the mysterious unity with which we seek connection — the Sacred, God, the Void, Brahman, the Absolute, and many others. I use “ground of being” because it is difficult to personify.) Direct experience precedes language; we have […]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.