How Retirees Can Earn Money Online

How Retirees Can Earn Money Online

As a retiree, there are many activities that you can spend your days engaged in. Maybe you’re working on a project that you’ve always dreamed of doing. Perhaps you’re living casually, traveling the world or ticking off items on your bucket list. How Retirees Can Earn Money Online Whatever it is you’re doing the chances are that you’ll need money to do it, and since you’re not working, you may not want to go ‘all out’. However, instead of returning to the typical 9-5 workforce, why not use the power of the internet to earn money from the comfort of your

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Coping with the Emotions of Downsizing

Senior Man Packing Boxes

Many older adults find themselves coping with the emotions of downsizing, these emotions may include anxiety, stress, and sadness. Take time to speak with a counselor and work through your emotions. Not so that you won’t feel the way do, but so you can understand why. Reasons You May Feel Sad Moving from a big house to a smaller house, an apartment, or into a relative’s home, can be a good solution for many older adults. Whether the shift is due to health concerns or financial constraints, know that a good decision can also come with feelings of sadness. Sometimes

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Best Insurance Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Sometimes you get good advice and it’s not till much later that you realize the wisdom of the advice. Such is the case with advice from my dad. He often provided unsolicited advice about a host of things, which was usually unappreciated and not fully understood at the time. As a trainer for a large life insurance company he loved his job and was always in training mode, even at home. The best piece of advice he ever gave me was: Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me A portion of everything you earn is yours to keep. I found the advice to

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8 Amazing Part-Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

8 Amazing Part-Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

Life in retirement isn’t what it used to be. The economic landscape has changed, and people are living longer than ever. If you find yourself needing some extra money, or just bored, then you are in luck. There are plenty of part-time jobs available for retirees and seniors, and a lot of them can be done from the comfort of your own home. Virtual assistant Are you comfortable with technology? Perhaps you were an administrative assistant when you were working full-time. In that case, you should experience a smooth transition to becoming a virtual assistant. This is a great part-time

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Senior Rentals: Benefits To Renting, Drawbacks, and Tips You Should Know

Senior Couple Moving to New House

The period between 2006 and 2016 saw an 84% rise in tenants in their 60s. Although not every senior rents a property in their golden years, for many, it is becoming increasingly appealing. There are some definite benefits to living in a rental property as a senior, and while some prefer to live in their paid-off homes for the remainder of their lives, living in a rental home provides peace of mind and ease of care that an owned home often cannot compete with. Better Maintenance One of the foremost benefits of living in a rental property as a senior is that maintenance

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages

3 Types of Reverse Mortgages: 1.  Home equity conversion mortgages A home equity conversion mortgage or HECM (pronounced “heck ‘em”) is the only type of reverse mortgage that’s backed by the Federal Housing Authority. Available through FHA-approved lenders, HECM reverse mortgages are the most common type of reverse mortgages. HECM loans give borrowers the largest amount of money; upper limits are based on the borrower’s age and the amount of equity he or she has in the home. With a HECM, the borrower continues to pay insurance premiums. Borrowers can use the money from a HECM for any purpose they

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Importance of Traveling for Seniors

Traveling is many peoples’ goal in life. Seeing the most astonishing and breathtaking places in the world is something that everyone should do in a lifetime. The truth is that the world we live in is extraordinary and it will never stop to amaze us. Breathtaking views, mysterious islands, and exotic jungles can barely the surface of the real beauty this world has to show us. But there’s more than that to travel. Traveling isn’t only about amazing places you must see. Traveling is a unique experience that will stay with you forever. Traveling teaches one more than schools teach

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Travel Freely By Fitting Your Life Into An RV

Downsizing To An RV 10% of Recreational Vehicles (RV) drivers are seniors over 55, making it a popular choice for your life post-retirement. Moving out of your home and living full time in a van has plenty of benefits for your financial and mental health, but it can be hard to strip back and live the minimalist life required. As long as you can still drive, moving into an RV could mean a life of continued adventure as you age. Rather than being cut off from the community, with your brain health deteriorating, you can stay active, alert and, most importantly, happy

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The Value of a Downsized Home

Downsize And Trade Home Maintenance For Hours Of Free Time. The average American spends nearly two hours doing housework per day. Cooking, cleaning, repairing, yard work — it all adds up. Maybe you feel like your average day is even more than that. You may have an older home that demands more upkeep or a sprawling yard, or you might find yourself lugging things back and forth from garage to kitchen, upstairs and down again more than you’d like. Every new season also brings with it a barrage of home maintenance chores that not only cost money but can do

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