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Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It

Mothers and daughters talk about all kinds of things. But there is one conversation Susan Beauregard, 49, of Hampton, Conn., is reluctant to have with her 89-year-old mother, Anita Shear: What to do — eventually — with Mrs. Shear’s beloved set of Lenox china? Ms. Beauregard said she never uses her own fine china, which [...]

The New Baby Boomer Boom

Jimmy Buffett is wasting away again in Margaritaville. On Feb. 16, the 70-year-old singer of calypso tunes about flip-flops, boozy cocktails, and cheeseburgers in paradise announced a partnership with Orlando, Fla.–based Minto Communities to bring Latitude Margaritaville—a tropics-themed, “no worries” active-adult community—to a development parcel fronting Daytona Beach. Complete with a fitness center, aerobics studio, [...]

Why It’s Now An Empty Nesters’ Housing Market

Bill Saporito Mar 10, 2017 There’s a mismatch in the housing market. Demand is rising, yet homebuilders don’t have the capacity to create the supply the way they did in the boom years. They haven’t banked as much land, they haven’t filed the permits and they’ve become increasingly short of labor—one possible byproduct of the [...]

Intentionally Minimalist Retirement

Just before I retired in 2011 I sold almost everything I owned. It wasn’t because money was tight, but because I wanted to spend my life as an adventure, traveling the world, pursuing my passions of writing and photography and most of the things I owned weren’t going to fit into that lifestyle. I didn’t intend to [...]

6 Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Many baby boomers are hoping to do more traveling as they enter their retirement years. After decades of cramming travel into long weekends and limited vacation time, new retirees often have a pent up desire to visit new places. Here's how baby boomers plan to travel in retirement: A travel bucket list. Many baby boomers [...]

Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms

By Beth Teitell Globe Staff  June 04, 2017 For 30 years, Pat Fryzel stored her children’s memorabilia, and her grandmother’s, too. But when she and her husband downsized, from a large Winchester home to a two-bedroom Boston town house, there was no room for the American Girl dolls or Nana’s cake plates. So Fryzel asked [...]

10 Good Reasons To Sell That Big House and Get Rightsized

Thom and I are fortunate to be spending July in the coastal community of Ventura. As some of you know, where we live the majority of the year the temperature during the summer fluctuates between 110 and 120 degrees. Meanwhile, here near the beach, we are relishing the cool coastal breezes without air-conditioning. This will [...]

Sorry, Florida: Boomers looking to retire closer to home in active communities

John Leeke and his wife, Theresa, sold their five-bedroom house and moved to an age-restricted community for people 55 and older; the demand for health programs and amenities in these communities is growing as baby boomers enter retirement. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Justin T. Gellerson for The Washington Post. After living in Prince [...]

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

by Patricia Doherty No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are retired — and if you’re reading this, you probably love to travel. In fact, according to AARP’s 2017 survey, travel is at the top of 83 percent of Baby Boomers’ [...]

Why Apartments are Booming with Baby Boomers

There is a rental-demographic that’s feeling quite young and spry. And old age isn’t something they’d be thinking about for years. If you were thinking Millennials, then you’re wrong. It’s the Baby Boomers, most of whom will turn 65 by 2030. Every single day, for the next decade, about 10,000 Baby Boomers will become 65 [...]

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