Retirees and seniors are looking for interesting retirement business to start to increase retirement income. Author Stan Spector discusses the importance of specializing to grow your retirement business. There are a lot of businesses out there competing for the customers. You are looking for a way to attract a few loyal customers for your small […]Read more
A while ago a friend sent me one of those emailed lists of advice purported to be from Andy Rooney or the Dalai Llama. It included some good advice, but also some really terrible advice. I know neither His Holiness nor Rooney had anything to do with it. Because the terrible advice exasperated me so, […]Read more
Incorporated in 1902, Bellingham became the county seat of Whatcom County and an important center of coal mining, salmon canning and saw milling. These frontier industries were largely replaced by a service economy. Surrounded by natural beauty, Bellingham is small enough to offer the intimacy and friendliness of a small town while providing a good […]Read more
A greatly admired older friend of mine once said that a balanced life, after leaving full-time work, should be composed of one-third work, one-third play, and one-third giving back. For those of us in our “After 50 Years,” the opportunity to make that balanced life a reality comes once we bid adieu to the nine-to-five […]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.