The west continues to be a great draw for the best places to retire in USA. Expert Warren Bland shares profiles eight communities that are considered ideal places to retire in the west. Although more expensive, California offers advantages that many feel are worth the extra money. San Luis Obispo offers the small college town […]Read more
Here are some creative tips on how to save money from Kevin Gallegos. a. Sell items on eBay that are unneeded, hold a yard sale, or put change into a jar every evening, and save the proceeds when you cash it in. Even small amounts, saved regularly, will accumulate surprisingly quickly. b. Redeem credit card […]Read more
This is the second in a two-part series about the world of house sitting. In the first article, we discuss how to hire a house sitter. In this one, we look at becoming a house sitter as a way to travel the world in retirement. Getting started as a house sitter is a bit more […]Read more
A fantasy of mine would be to do the Grand Tour of Europe like wealthy young people did during the Victorian. Of course, I’m neither young nor wealthy, so a traditional extended year tour of the Continent is probably out of the question. The idea of spending a few a months in a country living […]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.