Where to Retire: Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon Formerly known for wood processing and as a market town for Willamette Valley farmers, Eugene has blossomed into one of Oregon’s principal educational, commercial and manufacturing centers. Eugene is progressive, tolerant and welcoming, supportive of the arts, education and environmental protection. It has become a ideal destination for an active retirement. Landscape: Eugene […]

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The Unique Experience of a Storybook Quilt

One of the most wonderful things about today’s world is that people live longer. More children have a chance to fully enjoy their grandparents; more grandparents have a chance to enjoy and guide their grandchildren. Grandparents have a special role a child’s life, providing a link to timeless traditions and activities that are both exciting […]

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The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference

Book Review The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference By Shelly Cryer As professionals are retiring or being downsized from the corporate world, many are turning an eye to nonprofits. Not only do people see opportunities to use their skills and knowledge, there is a shift in priorities to […]

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Suddenly a Widow: 9 Contacts You Need to Make

Losing your spouse plunges you into grief where even simple daily tasks become burdensome. Yet there are certain matters which the new widow must be taken care of immediately in order to protect your financial future. David W. Latko, president of Latko Wealth Management Ltd is the author of Financial Strategies for Today’s Widow and […]

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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.