Because of the Coronavirus, the World Has Changed Forever – and So Have America’s Retirement Communities

There’s hardly an aspect of American life that hasn’t been altered by the current coronavirus pandemic, from how we shop to how we travel to how we live. These sweeping changes are also affecting America’s retirement communities, as this recent CNBC article explains. Written by reporter Sarah O’Brien, the article explains how operators of age-restricted…

Retiring Early May Sound Like a Dream Come True – but Before You Make It Your Goal, Consider These Drawbacks

We’ve all seen the articles, usually accompanied by beautiful photos of attractive middle-aged couples on an exotic beach at sunset. “This could be you,” the caption reads. “Simply follow our advice and you can retire early!” But while early retirement may be the dream of many people, there’s an old saying that goes, “Be careful…

Is Everybody Thinking That Retirement is the Time to Downsize? Many of Today’s Boomers Are Saying, “Not So Fast!”

The traditional to-do list for couples approaching retirement includes several familiar elements: signing up for Medicare, deciding when to take Social Security, figuring out what to do about the 401(k), and so on. But what about selling the big family home and downsizing to the smaller house with lower costs and less maintenance? A significant…