Downsizing Archive

Downsizing to Traditional Retirement Communities Not on Boomers’ Wish Lists

From MultiHousing News*: A recent study called “The Next Generation: Understanding What the Boomer Consumer Wants from Retirement Living” from Varsity, a marketing company based in Harrisburg, Pa., reveals that “traditional” retirement communities might become a thing of the past for boomers, unless some important changes are made. Interestingly, I am noticing trends as I …

Retirement Housing Options Not Just an American Problem – Rwanda Too

While traditionally the elderly have been taken care of by their family, the emergence of retirement homes causes worries that families might be more inclined to abandon them. ~ Rwanda Focus The above quote could have come from any American newspaper. But interestingly, it comes from a Rwandan newspaper, where it appears they have a …

WSJ: “Don’t Let Grown Kids Ruin Your Retirement”

“How much are you willing to sacrifice?” Mr. Ellis recalls asking the retired couple. “Are you willing to give up your own needs?” Mr. Ellis’s clients made the tough, and right, call. They cut off their daughter. ~from Wall Street Journal I saw THIS article (Don’t Let Your Adult Kids Ruin Your Future) in the …

How to Downsize Your Home

Typically I write my own articles on this site (saving the task of linking good outside articles to something I do at my personal site ChrisGrande.com). However i thought this “How To” article from WikiHow on “Downsizing Your Home” wass nifty so I will share: WikiHow – How to Downsize Your Home As the article …