If You’re Thinking of Downsizing for Retirement Living, Plan Ahead and Do it Right

Downsizing – moving into that smaller, better-organized, better-located retirement residence that’s just right for you as you age – is a popular topic these days. We’ve presented dozens of articles here on the AgingOptions blog about where and why to downsize. But here’s an article we’ve found on the MarketWatch website that we think does…

You’ve Moved a Parent into a Care Facility – What Do You Do When Others Make You Feel Guilty?

This scenario may sound extremely familiar. You’ve been caring for mom or dad for quite a while, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s just not safe for them to keep on living at home. Your parent needs more care than you can provide. After months of vacillation, you finally make up your mind:…

Ride-Share Services Like Lyft and Über Could Help Alleviate Transportation Issues for Many Seniors

It’s interesting to find helpful, aging-related articles in unlikely places. At least, that’s how we reacted when we ran across this article that appeared a year or so ago on the political website Politico. As part of a special report called Aging in America, Politico published an insightful analysis on one possible solution to a…

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It’s Not Just Seattle: U.S. Housing Market Sees “Dark Clouds,” Creating Potentially Ideal Conditions for a Reverse Mortgage

Just last week here on the AgingOptions blog, we wrote about some bad news for home sellers, and good news for home buyers, in this article recently printed in the Seattle Times.  “As sales plunge,” read the headline, “King County home inventory has biggest jump on record.” Now as we’ve dug more deeply into this…

Keeping the Peace when You’re Resting in Peace: How to Ensure Your Estate Plan Doesn’t Set Off a Family Feud

What’s in your estate plan? At some point as you think ahead about the time after you’re gone, you’ll want to plan carefully how to allocate your assets and possessions to your loved ones. Like most people, you’ve probably envisioned a harmonious future scene in which your family and others closest to you are smiling…

Retiring Abroad, then Moving Back Home: Some Important Advice for “Boomerang Retirees”

Here at AgingOptions we’re always on the lookout for articles that describe a retirement problem that’s a bit out of the ordinary. For that reason we were intrigued to discover this new article on the Money magazine website that asked a question to which we hadn’t given much thought: what happens to Americans who decide…

Senior housing will be a problem in the future.

Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Softening Home Values and Rising Interest Rates Make This the Ideal Time to Act.

There was some bad news for home sellers, and good news for home buyers, in this article we read last week in the Seattle Times.  “As sales plunge,” read the headline, “King County home inventory has biggest jump on record.” For sellers and buyers alike, this increase in the number of homes for sale signals…

Financial planning can help you build a nest egg.

Worried About Running Out of Money in Retirement? Consider these Seven Strategies to Make Sure You Don’t!

When we at AgingOptions talk with radio listeners and seminar guests, there’s one recurring question we hear more than any other: how can I make sure I don’t run out of money when I retire? While a small percentage of retirees have sufficient savings and investments to preclude money worries, the vast majority are facing…