Showing posts from August, 2023

Choosing a Retirement Community

About 40% of American retirees downsize or move after retirement. Some retirees opt to relocate to a new community and others decide to age in place. Below are things to consider when choosing a home for retirement and resources to help make the best choice. Tips Alternatives  – consider changing lifestyle, downsizing to a condominium, or living with family. Benefits  - moving provides opportunities for improving health, lifestyle, and happiness. Communities  - choices include active adult, assisted living, life plan (also known as continuing care retirement), and lifestyle communities (e.g., beach and golf communities). Cost  - consider financial and psychological expenses of moving; rent before buying to reduce risks. Dwelling  - varieties  include apartments, cabins, condominiums, garden homes, mobile homes, and townhomes. Family  - explore alternatives with family members to achieve consensus.   Health  - plan for the go-go years, the slow-go years, and the no-go years. Purpose  -

De-stressing Overachievers

Below are recommendations for reducing parental pressure and raising happier kids. For more tips, read articles about  raising kids  and keeping them happy .  Also read Jennifer Brehenny's book about avoiding  problems experienced by over achieving kids. Tip Delight    - Lighten up when your child enters the room to show that their presence delights. Chores   - insist that your child complete chores because it makes them feel that they matter at home. Family   - organize low-stress family activities to promote healthier balances between work and play. Grades   - don't emphasize top grades in every subject to avoid pressuring your child. Outdoors -   promote outdoor activities like camping, hiking, etc.