A friend and I recently spent a few days in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I really love New Mexico and it was good to remind myself about the galleries and food and its weird, tiny streets. There is just nothing in the world like the glow from the enormous rainbows that form over Santa Fe. […]Read more
Book Review Trials and Heirs by Andrew Mayoras and Danielle Mayoras Did you Know? Chief Justice Warren Burger left a will that contained only 176 words for an estate worth over $1.8 million. “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley created a $12 million trust to care for her Maltese named Trouble. Marlon Brando changed his […]Read more
Ed. Note: Older adults have planned many aspects of retirement, but failed to create an estate plan. Explore how living trusts can help protect your privacy. Reason #6: Privacy. Most of us naturally dislike the concept of probate because it is a public process. Theoretically, anyone can go into probate court when a person dies […]Read more
Ed. Note: Older adults have planned many aspects of retirement, but failed to create an estate plan. Explore how living trusts can help avoid a will contest. Reason #5: Avoiding a Will Contest. It is true that a will is far more likely to be contested than a revocable living trust. That’s because a 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.