Baby Boomers Should Plan Now to Avoid Outgrowing Their Homes

Category: Baby Boomer Retirement Issues

It seems like an oxymoron to think that, just when you were beginning to think about down-sizing, you could actually soon outgrow your existing home. Worse yet, you could do the same for the home you are about to build or buy for retirement.

The more precise statement is that you probably won’t outgrow your home, but if you are not careful, your needs will change to the point that your home no longer fits you. Anyone’s health and/or mobility can change quickly – and when it does your choice is either to move, or put in expensive and inconvenient renovations. (more…)

Posted by Admin on November 24th, 2008

Stylin’ Martha Stewart Goes Active Adult Community

Category: Active adult communities

Bulletin: 25 Best Places to Retire (follow this story to find link). If you are one of those folks who loves Martha Stewart, your new retirement community dream just got a lot more interesting That’s right, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and KB Home have teamed up to create an active community for adults 55 and over in La Quinta, California. LaQuinta is one of the fanciest neighborhoods in Palm Springs. (more…)

Posted by Admin on November 18th, 2008

Will Your Retirement Weather the Economic Storm?

Category: Financial and taxes in retirement

—By now you have probably received your November 401k statements, and maybe you even had the courage to open them. If you haven’t lost 40% of your portfolio since last year, cheer up – you’re a winner!
This article will explore strategies for how you can weather the depressing economic turmoil that has engulfed us in late 2008. We would love to hear what you are doing and thinking about it too. Just go to our Forum and join the thread on “Retirement and the Economic Mess“. (more…)

Posted by Admin on November 11th, 2008