Where to Retire: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Founded in 1828 when Arkansas was opened to American settlement and described 12 years later by a disgruntled resident as a lawless and uncivilized place, Fayetteville, Arkansas has matured into the region’s most sophisticated and attractive city. Today, Fayetteville is large enough to offer the amenities most people seek for an active retirement, in a […]

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Movie Review – Coco avant Chanel

When I was a child, I wanted to be either Coco Chanel or movie fashion genius Edith Head. I was obsessed with fashion design and designers. We had the most well-dressed paperdolls around, although many of their gowns had more to do with glitz than style. There have been a number of film and television […]

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Does Money Make You Mean?

That question was posed by Jay MacDonald, a Bankrate.com contributing editor, in an article published on-line at AOL. He referred to a recent behavioral study that says people with money on their minds tend to be less helpful, less considerate, less willing to interact with others or even ask for help in completing a task. […]

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Do Not Toss My Memories in the Trash

Whether we’re grappling with your own ‘stuff’ or concerned about helping aging family members downsize, eliminating to many treasures and possessions is a daunting task for most baby boomers. The saying, “We spend the first half of our life acquiring and spend the second part getting rid of it,” holds true for most of us. […]

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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.