We All Have Good Stories to Tell

  Recently my 98-year-old mother-in-law called my husband to her bedside and weakly asked, “Is Nancy around? I have a story idea.” Teenage heart throb Justin Bieber, 16, is writing his autobiography. AND he has a publisher. Everyone, it seems, has good stories to tell. Though I’ve been writing for many years—much of it for […]

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These buttery treats appear in different forms around the Balkans. While they originate from a more cake-like wedding dessert, the kolacky that the Bowdens sampled in Osijek were two-bite cookies wrapped around a gooey fruit filling. The butter and sour cream give the dough a chewy texture and decadently rich flavor—nicely offset by the acidity […]

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Ten Tips for Divorcees over Forty-Five

  Ed. Note-Being a divorcee for women over forty is a much different experience that being divorced at an earlier age. Author Erica Manfred shares her top tips for not only landing on your feet, but creating a wonderful life after He’s History. Author of He’s History; You’re Not; Surviving Divorce Over Forty www.heshistory.com 1. […]

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Travel for Older Adults Part II

Billy and I have been on the road meandering through continents for two decades (http://www.retireearlylifestyle.com/20_years.htm ) since we decided to retire early. While we like to think of ourselves as spry, flexible and ready to take on the world, truth is, we are no longer twenty or thirty years old. Travel for older adults presents […]

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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.