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3 Things You Might Not Know About Retirement

Posted by Kendal at Home on August 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM

things_you_might_not_know_about_retirementThese days, most Americans are ill-prepared for retirement. According to a study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 22 percent of workers were confident they would have enough money in retirement. 

Add to that the different feelings about retirement, and you have many opinions about how older adults will and should spend their later years.

Whether you’re already enjoying retirement, or planning ahead for it, here are a few things you might not know about retirement.

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Topics: older adults, retirement, retirement planning

Talking to Your Spouse About Retirement Relocation

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on May 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

retirement-relocationYou’ve looked into the future and see yourself living in a retirement living community among new friends with similar values. You’re eager to relocate, not only to give more time to hobbies and charitable causes you love, but to also eliminate tedious household chores like yard work and large grocery shopping trips.

Your spouse, however, may have a different idea of when you should be talking about retirement relocation, especially if one or both of you are still working. The truth is, though, even if relocation is 10 or so years down the road, now is the time to start a dialogue about your retirement living plans.

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Topics: retirement planning, retirement living community, retirement relocation

Retirement Planning: Why More Baby Boomers Are Rightsizing

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on September 13, 2013 at 8:23 AM

pocket community older adultsFor many in the baby boomer generation, kids have already flown the coop. They’'ve moved on to college or into the workforce, often leaving parents with a big house in the suburbs. What made a great home for a growing family, however, doesn’'t necessarily make an ideal place for mature adults. Baby boomers are finding that their needs and interests are changing, and that means “rightsizing” for the next stage in their lives.

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Topics: retirement planning, baby boomers, rightsizing

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