Where to Retire: Bellingham, Washington

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 […]

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Creating Balance in our After-50 Years

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 […]

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Your Hobby as Your Business

Retirees are looking for interesting businesses to start. Is a hobby business right for you?  Author Stan Spector explores the opportunity of starting a business from your hobby. Most people think that working at their hobby would make the best retirement business that they might consider.  While I concur with this thinking, there are a […]

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The Dating Goddess Speaks!

For the generation who invented the sexual revolution, you’d think the boomers would have solved the mysteries of love. Not so. They’re just as confused and confounded as they were in the days of free love. Where to turn for advice?We are pleased to have an interview with the Dating Goddess who has written 13 […]

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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.