Not Knowing How to Retire Inspires Retirement Education

A number of years ago, at age 50, I was “down-sized” out of my corporate job. I did not know how to retire. There wasn’t any retirement education when I was asked to leave. It was a shock as I had never been unemployed. I never realized how much of my sense of self-worth and […]

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Baby Boomer Finds Ways for Living Frugally

My name is Paul Lawrence Vann and I’m providing a few tips to pertaining to baby boomers living frugally. I’m a 52 year old baby boomer who retired at the age of 43 after serving 20 years in the United States Air Force and retiring in the rank of lieutenant colonel. I’ve been retired for […]

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Cautions Before You Serve on a Nonprofit Board of Directors

I am retired, and I serve on several boards of directors for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. I’m consistently amazed by the number of people who are surprised when I raise two specific points, but I honestly think that any retiree who doesn’t consider these two points before saying yes is making a mistake that can […]

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Designer For Boomer Women Weighs in on Stylish Fashion

As someone who designs primarily for the 40+ demographic (Boomer women), here are the critical factors I consider in creating my line for stylish fashion (and as a boomer woman concerned with dressing myself appropriately): 1. A good fit is paramount. It needs to work with your specific figure type, no matter how attractive the […]

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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. 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.