Rebirth of Intentional Communities or Communal Living

The idea of communal living grew during the sixties and seventies. They started to decline in the eighties according to Laird Schaub, the executive secretary of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. As baby boomers research where and how to live as they reach retirement age, many are returning to the concept of communal living. The […]

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Earthwatch Institute Brazil Adventures – Araguaia River Wildlife Corridor

The sun was just setting as we left by boat from the little river town of Luis Alves and motored around sandbanks and dead trees downstream to the mouth of a backwater lake to begin the evening caiman census. When it was dark enough we switched on spotlights in order to spot their eyes along […]

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Retirement Activities with Finances

Not everyone has a passion for managing money and finances. But everyone should know what is coming in and going out. Everyone should have a plan for the future. This is all part of an estate plan. For some, finances, investing and managing money is fun. Whether it is a chore or a passion, it […]

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Park, Stay and Go for Travel Ease

Most of us would admit that air travel today is a nuisance. I have many friends to travel because flying has become so challenging. I still love to travel and have never taken a trip that wasn’t worth the hassle. With that said, we’re all looking for anything to ease travel. Now this won’t help […]

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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.