Posted - October 14, 2014
Jane Osmond looked at her mortgage bill statement with a range of mixed emotions. Like many retired Americans, she had achieved the American Dream: home ownership. But with that dream came years of hard work to diligently make her mortgage payment every month. And although she was very close to paying off her entire mortgage balance, she was not yet finished. She is not alone. Like many older Americans, Osmond will be carrying some of her mortgage debt into retirement.
According to recentRead More...
Posted - October 2, 2014
Retirement can be a wonderful and exciting period in your life. With this exciting era of your life comes a newfound supply of time and an opportunity to spend it with your family. With your family, you may now fully enjoy a well-earned retirement with some quality-time activities such as these:
~ With your son, set about restoring the classic car that has been sitting in the garage.
~ With your daughters, meet for an afternoon of delicious lunch and shopping.
~ Take your grandchildrenRead More...
Posted - September 30, 2014
You’ve finally reached your long-awaited years of retirement, and without employment obligations to hold you down, you are free to settle down to retire in any state you wish. When selecting your new home state, there are generally five key characteristics you’ll want to look for: low cost of living, low taxes, low crime rate, quality health care, and a good well-being and satisfaction rating.
A state with a lower cost of living and lower taxes will translate into your retirement nestRead More...
Posted - September 11, 2014
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Posted - June 17, 2014
When considering the option of a reverse mortgage, it is often a decision that is not made by one individual, but shared and discussed within the family. Children and caregivers often help their family members to make a sound choice for their retirement future. Furthermore, many retirees prefer to remain in their homes as part of their retirement.
Fortunately, reverse mortgages are able to give our family members the ability to retain their financial independence, by accessing the wealthRead More...
Posted - June 9, 2014
Have fun with American Advisors Group’s Puzzle this month: Jigsaw! It’s timed, so complete it as fast as you can, then challenge your friends to see if they can beat your time!
Posted - June 9, 2014
When you were little, a trip to Grandma’s house meant big hugs, cheek pinching, and warm gooey made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies. Now that you’re a grandparent yourself, bring back those heartfelt fuzzy memories for your own grandchildren.
Fork or some sort of whisker utensil
Electric mixer and its bowl
2 1/4 cups all-purposeRead More...
Posted - April 10, 2014
Retirement means something completely different for most people now than it did one or two decades ago. Instead of people aiming to retire to a warm destination to play golf all day, retirement now means starting a new business or pursuing a passion that there wasn’t time for previously due to work and other obligations. What are some great career options for those who are retired?
Start a Writing Career
It is never too late to begin a writing career. Regardless of whether someone has been
Posted - January 27, 2014
A lot has changed since the 1960’s. The Beatles’ global fame has been swapped out by the popularity of tween boy band One Direction, the cost of a Hershey bar has raised substantially, and we finally publicly acknowledge just how unhealthy cigarettes truly are.
But that’s not all. The sixties were defined by the launch of a new era. After the war, there was a surge in the number of births that amounted to what we now recognize as the baby boomer generation.
Baby boomers areRead More...