Where to Retire: Hendersonville, North Carolina

Hendersonville, North Carolina has a long-standing reputation as a health and summer resort has contributed to its becoming the leading retirement center of North Carolina’s mountainous west. Hendersonville retains a unique identity from nearby Asheville and Brevard, yet it is close enough to them for its residents to easily access their many attractions, making it […]

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The Adventurers Guide to Chapala Living

Ed. Note: The allure of overseas living appeals to many. Akaisha and Billy Kaderli answer questions for those wonder if it is a good idea to retire to Mexico. It’s one of the largest North American retirement communities in the world. Lake Chapala (ch’-PAH-la), Mexico ( http://retireearlylifestyle.com/chapala_today.htm ), a thousand miles due south of Phoenix, […]

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The Black Dog

I’d like to talk about death, grief and loss. We don’t usually do that, do we? Too uncomfortable, awkward, messy…scary. Last Sunday, NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge featured an interview with Meghan O’Rourke, author of the essay Good Grief for the Critic-at-Large column in the New Yorker Magazine. (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/newyorker117-1/). O’Rourke explained that when […]

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It’s Not Used, It’s Vintage

I have had people stop me in the hall and tell me how nice I look, and ask where I buy clothes. When I admit to shopping a lot at Goodwill, they are surprised—but you can find great clothing and accessories at second hand stores for very little money if you’re willing to rummage. (My […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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.
RetireWOW.com welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.

Life Planning

By 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.