Getting ready to retire? Here is a comprehensive list of the top 10 cities to retire in the United States. According to Sarah Max from CNN and The Best of America, the cities listed below – in no particular order, are the most talked about, and most desired places to retire.
A person's estate includes all the property owned by that individual before it is distributed under the the terms of a will, trust, or inheritance. But why should someone be inclined to do estate planning?
Without properly planning your estate, there can be dire problems with passing on your assets to your heirs of beneficiaries. There are many issues left unanswered if you do not properly plan for the future. If something were to happen to you, who would receive your assets? Who would be responsible for taking care of your children if they are minors? What is to happen to you if you are unable to care for yourself? Estate planning addresses all these problems.
When confronted with a tighter budget or uncertain economic future, many people instinctively cut back on everything they can to compensate for potential losses. This is not entirely a bad thing, since excessive debt and lack of planning both help to contribute to deeper financial troubles. But redoing a budget to compensate for changing economic circumstances calls for enhanced planning, not putting planning off for another day.
Estate planning is often thought about in terms of numbers, property, assets and finances. While estate planning does involve all of these things, the primary focus of a good estate plan is the people who will benefit from it from your efforts and legacy. Estate planning is about maximizing the benefits of your work while you are alive and providing for family and loved ones after your death.
When retiring, many elders find themselves bored with tons of spare time on their hands. Below is a list that I suggest you try! Some items are new experiences, some allow you to acquire a new skill, some are enjoyable and some might even help others. It is imperative that you choose things that are right for you. Here is a list of ten fun things you could do with your free time in retirement.
Have you recently lost touch of your children due to college, marriage, or moving? You may be experiencing the “empty nester syndrome,” which is the general feeling of loneliness that parents may feel when one or more of their children leave home. This usually happens mostly to with women, but it can happen to men as well.
Although this new change can be traumatic, many adults seem to look at it as a time to enjoy their marriage. A study at UC Berkeley discovered that couples after their children leave home actually end up happier and have a healthier relationship. While the Berkeley researchers had hypothesized that the improvement in marital happiness came from couples spending more time together, the women in the same study reported spending just as much time with their partners whether the children were living at home or had moved out, but they said the quality of that time was better.
If you are expecting your children to be moving out soon, here are a few things you can do to be prepared. Prepare your child for the real world so you do not have to worry about them, avoid any big changes, write up a list of things you would like to accomplish, and also talking to other empty-nesters will always help you cope.