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Find insights below whether you are a first time home buyer (it can be one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make) or are looking to downsize for retirement or perhaps even buy a vacation home.
Housing is most people’s biggest expense. And, if you own your home, it is likely your largest asset. Your home equity is the value of your home minus your mortgage balance and any other debts secured by the home. This value can be used strategically to improve your financial situation over the long term.
Your home is also a big factor for your happiness. Where you live determines a lot about your life.
Besides the financial considerations of housing, there are obviously a lot of lifestyle factors. Here are all the resources you need for finding your best place place to retire.
Have financial holes in your retirement plan (like not enough savings or unknown risks? See if you should use home equity to fill them.
The ultimate guide to retirement relocation: 20 best places to retire lists, 6 calculators, and tips to help you find your ideal locale.
As with any economic shift, there are winners and losers. See who benefits and who will suffer more from the recent interest rate hike.
Explore the 3 main reasons why your property insurance is so high and discover ways to reduce your expenditure.
People often worry about the wrong things. You might be watching the stock market, but other metrics are significantly more important to most.
Residential mobility may have surprising emotional benefits. However, most people want to stay put. Explore pros and cons of relocating.
Your home is a valuable asset. It is also a powerful financial tool for retirement. Explore 5 ways to use your home equity. Read now…
Explore why de-cluttering is the ultimate retirement and estate planning task. 7 compelling reasons to clean out your closets this year.
Get insights for the best way to use your money. What are the pros and cons of paying off mortgage vs. investing?
Six reasons tiny homes are increasingly popular for retirement and how to see if it is a good option for you.
Your home is an important part of your retirement lifestyle and finances. With housing prices at record highs, is it time to sell?
Downsizing for retirement is a great strategy — especially for those who have not quite saved enough. Get 15 tips for a big exciting move!
Far flung locations are some of the best places to retire in the world. Explore a range of 17 surprising retirement destinations.
Should you try to cut housing costs? Is there an option that is right for you? Downsizing? Retire abroad? Refi? Explore your options.
Authors Amanda Lambert, a geriatric care manager and consultant, and Leslie Eckford, a licensed clinical social worker and RN with a focus in mental and geriatric health, have published Choose Your Place, Rethinking Home as You Age. The book is great for anyone who is thinking about retirement and is willing to consider where they…
Episode 51 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Melissa Fredette — former President of Postgraduate Programs at Hult International Business School — and discusses what she learned during her journey to FI and as she transitions into retirement before 50 using a portfolio of rental properties. Listen Now: Don’t miss out on future…
Are you wondering how to to retire overseas? If so, you’re in good company! Retiring Overseas Has Almost Doubled in Popularity Retiring abroad has become increasingly popular. According to the Social Security Administration, the number of retirees who draw Social Security outside the U.S. jumped 40%, to more than 413,000 between 2007 to 2017. And,…
Explore reverse mortgage pros and cons for this stressful time. Can the loan improve your emotional and financial well being? Is it right for you now?
Life expectancy has mostly been rising in the United States — overall. However, recent research has found that there are significant differences in life expectancy by county. In fact, in many counties, the average life expectancy is 20 years — TWENTY years — shorter than in other areas.The good news is that some areas of…
It has been nearly 30 years since the hit television sitcom starred in living rooms across the nation. However, we may be just reaching the golden age of the Golden Girls. While their arrangement may have seemed unusual at the time, four adult women sharing an apartment may not be that far-fetched. In fact, many…
Have you ever heard the term “cohousing” and wondered what it means? If you’re preparing for retirement, or if you’re just looking for a change of scenery, cohousing might be right up your alley. And you might even be able to make new friends in the process. For more information about the advantages of cohousing,…
Do thoughts of retirement conjure up images of a moving truck and boxes? Does this image sound stressful? If staying put sounds more appealing, you may be like many Americans approaching retirement age who say they actually wish to remain in the same home–or the same area–where they have lived their adult years. “Sometimes it…
Do you remember the TV show “The Golden Girls?” Four silver-haired ladies, sharing a household, lending strength, support, and ultimately friendship to one another? Have you ever considered a living situation like that for yourself? This interview was originally conducted in 2015 and has been updated where necessary for 2020. Living in shared housing with…
Roughly 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day. Where to retire is a big question for this huge cohort of Americans. It can be an overwhelming decision. Hopefully this retirement relocation checklist and guide to where to retire quiz can help you make a happy decision. There are a lot of factors to consider. Maybe…
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