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Home Emergency Kit

The New Year is a great time to go through basic routines, such as checking smoke alarms batteries and updating your home emergency kit. No one likes to think of being in an emergency that requires basic survival, but we watch thousands of people every year on television that face a disaster. Experts recommend you be […]

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Five Minute Artisan Bread

Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade bread fresh from the oven. While I never considered myself much of a baker, a couple of times a year, I’d make bread for my family. Now that it’s just my husband and me, it seems like a lot of work and excess bread just for the two […]

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Inexpensive Food Ideas for Entertaining Fun

Gathering with friends and family over food is one of the favorite ways people stay connected. For new retirees, there is often a concern about the cost of entertaining, which can become quite. However, it needn’t be expensive to be fun. There are a number of inexpensive food ideas for making entertaining fun without breaking […]

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Rise of Retirement Village for Aging in Place

Aging in place is the term used to refer to people who stay in their primary home as they age. While that may feel way off in the future to retirement age baby boomers, it’s something they might want to think about as they plan their future. Many baby boomers are also addressing the issues […]

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Clearing the Clutter before Moving

Almost two years ago, my husband and I left our home of thirty years to move into our retirement dream home. Or so we thought. Three months ago, we were taking a walk in our neighborhood and discovered a neighbor had put their home up for sale. My husband wanted a three-car garage. Our present […]

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Rebirth of Intentional Communities or Communal Living

The idea of communal living grew during the sixties and seventies. They started to decline in the eighties according to Laird Schaub, the executive secretary of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. As baby boomers research where and how to live as they reach retirement age, many are returning to the concept of communal living. The […]

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Ideal Retirement Home Plans

What does your ideal retirement home look like? As baby boomers reach retirement age, they are researching to identify retirement home plans that will meet their needs now and in the future. The days of retiring to the dream McMansion are gone for most people. In retirement, people are paring down their expectations, but still […]

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Senior Retirement Communities Get a Makeover

In the early 1960’s, Del Webb coined the term ‘Golden Years’ as he reshaped the idea about aging to entice people into his retirement communities in Sun City, Arizona. That model has held for the last fifty years. As baby boomers reach retirement age, new models for senior retirement communities are emerging. With seniors living […]

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Add Value to Your Home

Whether you want to sell your home now, are planning for the future, there are a few ways to add value to your home. Paint. The easiest and possible cheapest way to improve the appearance of your home is through paint, both inside and out. If you’re planning on selling your home, colors should be […]

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Multigenerational Families Living Together Increase

The recession has resulted in multigenerational families living together. There isn’t a typical family living together, but here are some statistics that show the new face of the modern household. As you might imagine, the financial situation has been a huge contributor to multigenerational families living together. In 2000, there were only 20.9 million households […]

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