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Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know about Memorial Planning

When it comes to final arrangements, it’s never going to be easy. Thinking about the memorial service of a close relative, or even your own memorial service, is sure to be emotional – but it’s something we should all think about sooner rather than later. For the sake of ourselves and our loved ones, it’s important to plan for the future.   Just bec...Read More

Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know about Memorial Planning

When it comes to final arrangements, it’s never going to be easy. Thinking about the memorial service of a close relative, or even your own memorial service, is sure to be emotional – but it’s something we should all think about sooner rather than later. For the sake of ourselves and our loved ones, it’s important to plan for the future.   Just bec...Read More

Tax Deductions for Independent Living Community Residents

Retiring means a lot of things, like finally having all the time to do what you’ve always wanted without having to worry about holding down a nine-to-five. Being retired is about embracing that freedom in a major way. Yet in order to enjoy your newfound freedom, you do need to ensure you have the resources to do so. No longer having to work also me...Read More

Why NOW Is The BEST Time To Sell Your Home….

The old saying “strike while the iron is hot” — which means you should act when you see an opportunity instead of waiting to see if conditions change — can be applied to so many different situations. Whether it’s asking that special someone out for coffee, jumping at the chance to switch careers, or investing in something with the potential to real...Read More

Affording Our Lifestyle

It’s no secret that we have been living on around $30,000 per year. Now into our 31st year of financial independence we see no need to lower our spending. In fact, we are trying to increase it. Some people do not believe we can have such a fulfilling lifestyle on this small annual amount, so in this article, we thought to explain how we do it. Let ...Read More

Gaining Weight As We Age? Yup!

Every annual physical starts the same way – a stop by the dreaded scale. As both men and women get older it seems inevitable that a few extra pounds show up each year. While gaining three to five pounds might not seem like a big deal, it sure can be if it’s become an annual occurrence. We talked with Tufts Medical Center Clinical Bariatric Dietitia...Read More

Can We Put Retirement First – And STILL Help With College?

Sparing a loved one from college debt at the expense of your own future is a failing strategy. Here’s a better approach. As parents and grandparents, we want our offspring to have it easier than we did growing up. So it’s only natural to want to lessen their financial burden when it comes to college. And while you’ve likely heard the advice from mo...Read More

Hidden Secrets About Independent Living Communities

As you contemplate retirement, it’s only natural to consider what your plans are for your Golden Years. Getting to retire means finally having the opportunity to do whatever you like without having to worry about working for a living. Many seniors seek to support that worry-free existence by selling their existing homes and moving to an independent...Read More

Every Wrinkle Has Its Story! What’s Yours?

“Every wrinkle has its story,” Dr. Jo-Anne Lema, founder of After Fifty Living, pointed to one on her forehead. “This one belongs to the time my kid ran into the street with two cars coming in opposite directions.” We all have wrinkles. Wrinkles have a lot of different names like worry lines, laugh lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Fighting wrin...Read More

Signs That An Aging Parent Needs Help! Caring from a Distance

When caring for an aging parent or relative from afar, it can be hard to know when your help is needed. Sometimes, your parent will ask for help. Or, the sudden start of a severe illness will make it clear that assistance is needed. But, when you live far away, some detective work might be necessary to uncover possible signs that support or help is...Read More

Downsizing: What to Save – What to Keep – and What Your Kids Don’t Want!

When you’re downsizing your home, it can suddenly seem like the things you own are a burden. You can’t take all your furniture with you, and some of the smaller items need to go, as well. After you’ve cleared out the clutter, made donations to charity and let your kids take away what they want, what’s next?

10 Benefits to Moving to an Independent Living Community

Retirement is a great time of life, one where you can finally do what you want without the constraints of having to work a 9-to-5. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some important things to think about, though. In fact, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make in retirement is where you’re going to spend it.   Some retirees decide to ag...Read More

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