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Are You Too Old to Get a Mortgage?

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by Jeff Berman Can You Get a 30 Year Mortgage When You Are 60+? Traditional financial advice for retirees, and soon to be retirees, has been to reduce debt as much as possible.1  With reduced and fixed income that often comes with retirement, it is considered optimal to have little to no

Must-Have Assistive Devices for Seniors


For many individuals with senior parents who live in their own homes, mobility and safety is a constant worry. Declining agility and unsteadiness can result in falls with devastating injuries for seniors, as well tasks that were previously simple, such as getting out of bed, dressing or performing personal hygiene, may become

Middle-Age Roommates: The New House Sharing Trend


Author: Leslie Farin Singles 50+ living together can provide unexpected financial and social benefits. I'm at the age where couples in my circle of friends are starting to become widowed or divorced. These events create lifestyle changes that are extremely difficult both emotionally and financially for many. What's the next step? Some of

Less Mess Equals Less Stress

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Author:  Lisa Miller Chief Simplification Officer, Living Simply by Lisa Do you sometimes feel like you’re out of control?  Stressed?  Overwhelmed?  You are not alone. Whether you struggle with chronic or situational disorganization, there are many tools, processes and techniques available that work. The hardest part is getting started, just as it may

With the Nest Now Empty, What’s Next?


by Donna Leibow Licensed Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams   I work with many home buyers who are empty-nesters. The kids left home to live on their own, leaving them behind with emptier and quieter houses. What to do? Many people struggle with the many choices. The questions I hear most often from

Every Towel Bar Should Be a Grab Bar!

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Author: Ellen Blake Many people treat their bathroom as a sanctuary. And why not? This room frequently serves as a spa-like retreat in which to enjoy time alone on a daily basis. Beautiful bathrooms are easily achieved with the wide range of products available these days, but can be costly. For

Do your homework before moving into a retirement community

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Retirees hoping to spend their golden years in an idyllic retirement community should slow down before signing over their savings. Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, give retirees the opportunity to age in one location, moving from independent living to assisted living and eventually skilled nursing care. The arrangements are convenient and