My husband, Billy, and I have recently arrived in Saigon, Vietnam. With 8 million residents, most riding on motorcycles in swarms, it’s quite a bit different from sleepy Panajachel or Antigua, Guatemala. When the traffic light switches from red to green, it’s like a starting point in a race. There is no single file and […]Read more
A reverse mortgage offers a unique approach to owning real estate, as well as providing an untapped source of retirement income security for retirees. The biggest selling point is that the home owner can receive cash from the equity in their home without having to assume more debt while continuing to live in the home. […]Read more
Preparing for a first date can be very stressful for people of any age. Dating jitters are very common, but they can be even worse when it comes to senior dating. If you are an adult, 55 and over, you may find yourself even more worried about what you should wear, where you should meet […]Read more
Starting a new retirement is a major shift in living. Seniors new to the experience make the adjustment in many ways. One of the first activities, seniors new to retirement engage in is cleaning out closets. In addition, this is a great time to clean out the metaphorical closets that are keeping you from your […]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.