Boulder has matured from its early role as a center for cattle ranching on the plains and a base for gold prospecting in the Rocky Mountains to its present status as an exquisite small city offering virtually everything required for an active retirement. Landscape: Boulder is situated on a gently sloping plain at the foot […]Read more
Author Stan Spector explores the opportunity of retirement business for baby boomers. With the aging population providing services for seniors is an option. You can’t read any magazine without seeing some reference to the effects of the coming retirement of the baby boom generation. That presents exactly the type of opportunity that entrepreneurs seek around […]Read more
The recent poor economy has caused many people to rethink their retirement dreams… Or even worse, give up on retirement entirely. My wife of 38 years, Julie and I are not immune to such thoughts… Especially after 2008 when our 401(k) became a 201(k). We had been retired since 1994 and neither one of us […]Read more
No one enjoys being afraid. But I bet you have never considered that you can capitalize on this uncomfortable feeling. Wake up! Some emotions can be disquieting, jarring us from an absent minded focus on our lives – anger, fear and grief are such emotions – but none of these feelings are a waste of […]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.