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How to Prepare Financially for Retirement

There comes a time in your life when you will either leave work or opt for a quieter and laid-back life. However, unlike in the past, we are no longer assured of living solely on our pensions or retirement savings. Instead, it is up to us to set up the right plan to ensure we live comfortably during retirement. Here are a few steps on ensuring a bright future.

Planning for Retirement

A comfortable future with a nest egg requires planning. Take into account the total value of your assets and debts and ensure it is a positive number. If it is not, consider what can be done to make it positive. Consider the amount you need to reach your goal. This should be something that enables you to live comfortably. Making a budget will allow you to see your expenses and enable you to deal with them first.

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

Buying a home can be a real challenge, with all the advice you will get from friends and family. So many factors have to be considered, most often, it will leave your head spinning. How do you separate fact from fiction? Here are some common home buying myths.

10 Brain Foods that Prevent Dementia After 50

10 Brain Foods that Prevent Dementia After 50

Dementia is a word that scares many older adults. However, did you know, consuming healthy foods when you are 50 lowers your risk of dementia by 90%? This is according to a thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of these brain foods.

Walnuts – This variety of nuts is high in heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also the only nut variety that has alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which promotes blood flow to the brain. This is an essential Omega-3 fatty acid necessary for the normal growth and development of humans.

Top 3 Senior Homes Buidlers

Top 3 Retirement Community Home Builders

Choosing a Reliable Home Builder is a Priority When Looking to Buy a Retirement Home

If you are interested in retiring to an active adult community, you need to choose to best of the builders. This is to ensure that you have a comfortable home to live in, built-in compliance with all proper building standards. With a reliable builder, you do not have to worry about how strong your home is or whether the pipes will start leaking after a few years. Checking around on the net, among your friends, and also in the industry are some ways to find the best builders. If you are interested in locating homes built by top builders in the US, then browse in the ActiveAdultLiving.com web site for over 8,500 communities built by the most dependable of community builders. Here are 3 of the top builders that produce outstanding retirement communities for the 55+ age category. We will be featuring a series of posts that will bring you news on all the top builders in the industry, from whom you can purchase a home to live in perfect comfort.

A view of the skyline Austin, Texas at twilight

Focusing on Texas for Active Adult Communities

Many baby boomers are left wondering where to set up residence once their children move off to college.  With 50 States plus the District of Columbia to choose from, the choice can get very difficult.  How do you choose a place to plant your roots for an enjoyable and active life during your empty nester phase?  And, more to the point, where?  Various States in the US are suitable for many different tastes and lifestyles.  We’re delighted to be featuring one big and very exciting and entertaining State.  Texas!

Senior students are preparing for the classes

Considering Going Back to School?

Retirement is not only about moving to warmer climes and playing golf all day. It can also be a time for considering continuing your education. If you didn’t have time to get a degree, retirement promises to be the best time to pursue it. Many colleges and universities have made it easier for retirees to go back to school and obtain their degrees. Although it can be a bit intimidating, it is well worth it. Here are a few points to consider if you are considering going back to school.

Weight Loss Tips for Seniors

The 5.2 Diet – Can it Aid Weight Loss and Long Life?

Many active adults are concerned about weight gain and how it affects their health. There are a number of diets and exercise plans that can be considered for this problem. New and improved ways of ensuring weight loss and long and healthy lives are always being introduced for you to try. This means you have to give up the foods you like to eat and make significant changes to your lifestyle. However, if you are interested in living a long life and being fit and trim, yet don’t wish to change your lifestyle too much, you could try the 5.2 diet.

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Tips for Active Adult Living at Its Best

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Most people think retirement means no stress and no worries. How wrong they are! Just because you retire does not mean your life is stress-free. Although work-related worries and stress may disappear, there are other worries and stressors that occur in your life. For example, you may have an ill sibling or child. You may have financial worries. You may also have an illness that worries or bothers you constantly. Stress is a part of everyday living. However, it is how you handle the stress that matters.