Best Retirement Places: Owen Sound, Ontario

Once a key exporter of lumber to the U.S., Owen Sound, Ontario has emerged as a destination for tourists and one of the best retirement places to retire in Canada. A world apart from the hectic pace of life in the Greater Toronto Region yet only a 2.5-hour drive from Canada’s largest city, Owen Sound […]

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Licensed Real Estate Agent Writing a Mystery in Retirement

I was a licensed real estate agent, even owned a small company with my husband, but when the real estate market tanked beginning in 2008 it started costing us more money to do business than we were making. We decided to take a timeout, maybe pretend we were in retirement, and wait for the market […]

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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Most of our grandmothers taught us that eight hours was a good night’s sleep. And in my grandmother’s time, where the average night of sleep was nine hours, getting eight hours was not nearly as difficult as it is today. People in her generation more often did physical labor, and although they rose at the […]

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Things to Consider Before Buying a Franchise

Use DUE CAUTION before buying a franchise. I did some heavy duty research recently, thinking to invest my money and perhaps supplement what I do earn, and my findings were an eye opener! And the advertisements are designed to capture the attention of retirees, down-sized employees. I have been self employed for 35 years. I […]

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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.