Posted - November 18, 2016
Regardless of your age or which generation group you are a part of, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prepare yourself for retirement. Based off what you read about the differences between Baby Boomers and Millennials, it seems safe to assume that the differences between these two generations would extend to the way in which they approach retirement and savings. To put that assumption to the test, we conducted a study in which we polled groups of Millennials and Baby Boomers,Read More...
Posted - August 24, 2016
Some of the best advice on home protection may come from Ray Johnson. A former burglar, he is now a reformed home security expert. For over 20 years, he has devoted his life to teaching people how to protect their homes.
Here are some tips to safeguard your home:
Trees and shrubs may look good, but they provide a convenient hiding place for robbers and obscure your view. Trim back all trees, shrubs and other landscaping so they are not overgrown.
Many older homes have sash windows.
Posted - August 17, 2016
Not only can care be provided less expensively in your home but it is also a key for achieving optimal outcomes for many patients.
A reverse mortgage loan can be used to help pay for senior care for you or your spouse. This gives you the opportunity to live safely and comfortably in your home – on your own terms.
Aging in place (living in your own home) and not in a nursing home will help enhance your quality of life by empowering you to:
Continue living in your comfortable andRead More...
Posted - July 30, 2015
For the last six years, Andy and Beatrice Hollimon vacationed in the south of Florida. Over time, they fell in love with the area. The warm sun and the cool breezes of the region were a stark difference from the chilly winters of their St. Louis hometown. But, firmly-rooted in the three-bedroom house they owned in the Midwest, the Hollimons had no idea how they might relocate to this popular retirement destination full-time. And it wasn’t until Andy made one fateful phone call, did theyRead More...
Posted - July 23, 2015
When you were younger, your home was the perfect place. Your spacious backyard, shaded by trees, provided the place for your children to run, laugh, and play. Your kitchen, along with your fully stocked fridge, continuously provided plentiful meals to feed your growing family. Your living room and den, outfitted with the television of the house, served as the family gathering spot to lure each member away from their individual rooms in order to cultivate family bonding time.
Posted - July 15, 2015
For many seniors, retirement does not necessarily mean an end to working. In fact, 62% of seniors prefer to continue working in order to stay mentally active. You may be one of them, choosing to stay at your current job, or adjusting your work with a late-career change. Whatever you choose to do, it is crucial that you maintain the right work-life balance. So what is the best way to get the right balance as a baby boomer?
One of the most important things to ensure is that your job isRead More...
Posted - January 8, 2015
For a lot of seniors, retirement is like a finish line at the end of a race. You’ve completed a lifetime of hard work, and now you can relax and devote more time to the things you love in life. But although you’ve now got more time to enjoy, the absence of a steady income may also mean a need to save money. Naturally, you may worry that being frugal in your retirement will create a big downgrade in lifestyle from what you were used to during your working years.
Well, it doesn’t have toRead More...
Posted - December 2, 2014
If you have a retiree in your life, you may be familiar with the annual head-scratching question of what to get them for holiday gifts. Finding the perfect gift for retirees can prove challenging, especially if they already have a lifetime’s worth of goods or if they are trying to downsize. So what are some gift ideas that can be both thoughtful and useful, while thoroughly enjoyed by the retiree in your life? Read on for a few gift ideas this holiday season.
Gifts of memories
Posted - November 3, 2014
Now that you have reached your long awaited years of retirement, there are a few modifications you may find you would like to make. One of those modifications is adjusting your home to fit this new phase in your life. There are a few things you can do to adjust elements in your home to make yourself, your spouse, and your family members more comfortable regardless of age or ability. Here are a few ways you can modify your home to fit your new retirement lifestyle.
Kitchen and Laundry