I’m a skeptic – I admit it freely. That said, however, I still feel a need to warn you that in my experience (I’ve bought five homes in my lifetime), what you read in the typical real estate ad and what you get in reality can be entirely different things. Fortunately, if you have an […]Read more
The full moon was low in the west as we finished the last leg of our beach patrol and sat down in the sand to wait for our ride back to our quarters. Just after we sat down I spotted a large dark shape in the surf, right in the path of the moonbeam! It […]Read more
Hendersonville, North Carolina has a long-standing reputation as a health and summer resort has contributed to its becoming the leading retirement center of North Carolina’s mountainous west. Hendersonville retains a unique identity from nearby Asheville and Brevard, yet it is close enough to them for its residents to easily access their many attractions, making it […]Read more
Ed. Note: The allure of overseas living appeals to many. Akaisha and Billy Kaderli answer questions for those wonder if it is a good idea to retire to Mexico. It’s one of the largest North American retirement communities in the world. Lake Chapala (ch’-PAH-la), Mexico ( http://retireearlylifestyle.com/chapala_today.htm ), a thousand miles due south of Phoenix, […]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.