Retirement has arrived, and the next stage of your life is set to begin! But should your second act include a change of scenery? If you’re contemplating a post-retirement move, we suggest taking a moment to ask the right questions and consider your options carefully. Of course, it’s best to start with the question, “Why […]
If you’re one of the 44 million Americans with student loan debt, buying a home may seem like a distant dream. However, some sound financial planning and an understanding of what lenders are looking for can put homeownership within reach. Start With Understanding Your Situation It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by student loan debt. […]
The fact that most of us can expect to enjoy a longer, healthier retirement than previous generations is certainly worth celebrating. However, it also requires careful consideration of the financial implications that come with a retirement that could last 40 years or more. Give Your Plan A Second Look If your retirement date is approaching, […]
If you’ve ever wanted to start a weight loss plan and been terrified to step on the scale, starting a budget can feel the same way. Seeing the truth laid bare means we can’t hide our heads in the sand anymore, which feels comforting but is detrimental in the long run. The truth is, we […]
For many, a home is filled with the things that matter most. Whether it’s beloved family, most-treasured memories or favorite possessions, their importance makes a house much more than just a place to live When it comes to homeowners in retirement, or those nearly there, a home also offers something else that shouldn’t be overlooked—equity. […]
Whether you’re selling a home or buying one to call your own, knowing what’s on-trend in interior design can keep houses from looking dated and offer a fresh makeover, without the cost of structural design changes. Your home should always reflect your personal taste, but some design elements are more affordable (and less permanent), which […]
For many of us, pets are treasured family members. That relationship doesn’t stop as we age—it just necessitates a few changes to make sure the four-legged and two-legged members of the family are comfortable and content. Read on for a few tips for aging in place with pets. Room to Roam If you have a […]
If the greener pastures of country living continue to draw your eye, it might be time to start exploring your options. Federal programs such as a no-money-down, low-interest USDA Loan can make a move more financially attractive than you thought possible. However, before you trade the conveniences of city living for the serenity of acreage, […]
A warm home is a welcome retreat from the long winter months, but opening the utility bill can be more shocking than a blast of frigid air. If the inefficiency of an outdated or undersized HVAC system is contributing to above-average costs, or forcing you in a losing battle with Mother Nature, it may be […]
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