Ed. Note -Your retirement strategy should include a lifelong learning plan. Stay young by exploring, discovering, and challenging yourself daily. 1. Expose yourself to people and organizations that KNOW stuff worth learning. Osmosis works really, really well and the right people/organizations are super filters for you. 2. Deliberately develop your intuition, instincts, inklings and ’sense’ […]Read more
Grand Circle Travel offers a home visit where locals prepare a homemade lunch for groups of 10 travelers. Our home visit was in Croatia on our trip from the Black Sea to Budapest in a small village. Both Croates and Serbs live in the village, banded together during the war and were left alone. Our […]Read more
Retiring early, 20 years ago at age 38, – Was it worth it? It’s the Holidays, a time when it’s customary to reminisce over our lives. As we fast approach the beginning of our 21st. year of retirement, we look to the New Year and wonder what the future might bring. During one of our […]Read more
Experts have identified six key issues that are important when facing retirement. These are closely related to your values. They are: wealth, health, relationships, contribution, meaning, and happiness, and the three most commonly linked are contribution, meaning and happiness. It doesn’t make sense that a person who is vital, active and productive one day, will […]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.