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What is Better, Financing or Paying Cash for your New Home?

Taking on a mortgage would be the natural consideration when the question of purchasing a home comes up. However, a lucky few don’t have to do this. Most retirees, who are downsizing, may find themselves with the options of financing or paying cash. Which one would you choose?

The accumulated interest, on the mortgage, would have significantly increased the total cost of your home. Because of this, owning a home free and clear may be extremely appealing. You will have more money to enjoy retirement without having to pay a mortgage. In addition, paying cash for your home also enables you to negotiate a better price. But, then again, interest in your mortgage may be tax-deductible.

Benefits of Soursop

Soursop – The Cancer Killer We Never Knew About

I have heard many stories about various fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of cancer. So, when a friend told me about this cancer-fighting fruit called soursop, and to add it to my breakfast routine, I wondered a bit as to why she was insistent on this fruit is such a good preventer of cancer. I was also a bit curious as to why if it was so good, that we don’t hear much about this wonder-fruit. As is the usual case, I conducted a little research and came up with a few facts, which I decided has to be shared with you, my readers. 

Popular Arthritis Exercises for Seniors

Popular Arthritis Exercises for Seniors

Arthritis is a common problem for many seniors. Pain is the most significant symptom of arthritis. In the past, many believed exercise was taboo for people with arthritis. However, research shows us this is not true. Exercise, the low-impact kind, is extremely beneficial for seniors with arthritis. Here are some popular low-impact exercises that can be incorporated into your daily routine.

55+ Seniors, are you Prepared for a Stroke?

55+ Seniors, are you Prepared for a Stroke?

These days, you don’t have to be of a certain age to get a stroke. Even 30-year-olds are falling prey to this “silent killer”. If you are over 55, and lead a sedentary lifestyle, or suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes, then you are at high risk of getting a stroke. The best thing to do, now that you are aware of it, be prepared and practice stroke prevention.

What is a Stroke?

You may know what a stroke is, but some may not be aware of exactly what a stroke is and how it occurs. A stroke occurs due to an interruption or failure of blood circulation to the brain. Decreased blood flow prevents oxygen from entering the brain cells resulting in a stroke. A stroke can occur in two ways. One is caused by a blockage of blood flow and the other is caused by excessive bleeding. Approximately 80% of strokes occur due to a blockage of a blood vessel. This is referred to as an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke can occur in three ways. It can be due to the formation of a blood clot in the blood vessel of the brain or neck (thrombosis), the movement of a blood clot from another part of the body to the neck or brain (embolism), severe narrowing of an artery leading to the brain causing a lack of blood flow (stenosis). The second type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke which occurs due to bleeding in the brain or the spaces surrounding the brain.

Buying or Renting a Retirement Home?

As with everything in life, there are a few choices to make when we enter a certain age. Although I believe our choices become simpler, some of these decisions may give few initial considerations that sometimes cause great stress. One of these great stressors is the question of whether to buy a retirement home or to rent one. Although there is no easy answer to this, there are a few tips you can use to weigh your choices to guide you in the right direction.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Retirement Home

If you have the nest egg to consider buying a retirement home, I suggest you go for it. Of course, this depends on the current market trends and conditions. There are a number of retirement homes where you will be able to buy a home for cheap in an active adult community where all amenities and facilities are high in quality.

Why is PGA Village Verano an Ideal Active Adult Community?

Port Saint Lucie, in Florida, is a beautiful place that has developed into something even more beautiful over the years. This was a town, which fifty years ago, consisted only of a few fishing camps and farms. Now, it is just the opposite. Port Saint Lucie is a vacation hotspot that is extremely popular these days. You can lie on the beach and enjoy the sun, take cruises on the Saint Lucie River and go hiking in the Savannas Preserve State Park, and a whole lot more. Then there is golf….. This is the reason many seniors consider their retirement in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. If you wanted to live in luxury and make the most of living, you should consider PGA Village Verano in Port Saint Lucie.

Staying Busy during Retirement

All those days of working 7 days a week and doing so almost the whole day are now behind you. The time you spent working and being busy is now considered as your “free” time. But, instead of sitting back and relaxing, you find yourself bored to death. What will you do with your newfound freedom? Apparently, lots of things….. Here are five of them.

2021 New Years Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions for Active Adults

The end of the old year and the dawn of a new… This is when most of us decide to make New Year’s resolutions. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Have you decided to take up something good and give up something bad? If you have not, then this is the best time to do so. Here are five resolutions you can consider sticking to in 2021.

Resolve to Eat More Healthy Foods – Many of us tend to think twice about preparing meals, especially when it is for only one. So, we will consider throwing together some processed foods that are easy to make. Although easy, these come with a load of health issues that you really should try and avoid. So, this coming year, make a promise to eat more healthy foods.