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7 Fun Solo Activities To Do at Home

7 Fun Solo Activities To Do at Home

As we age, it's common to spend more time in the safety and comfort of our own homes. The problem arises when we get too used to sedentary lifestyles and mind-numbing activities like watching TV. While there is nothing wrong with spending time alone at home, it's important to keep both your mind and body active each day. Therefore, we've compiled a list of great activities to do on your own at home.

5 Great Reasons to Volunteer in Retirement

5 Great Reasons to Volunteer in Retirement

Volunteering is a great way to spend your time while giving back to your local community. By contributing several hours a day, a week, or even a month to a local cause, you'll be making a real difference to the lives of others, as well as to your own.

Research has shown that volunteering to help others in need improves both your emotional and physical well-being in many ways. In this article, we'll look at five major reasons why you should volunteer during retirement and the benefits it will bring you and your local community.

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

So you've decided to move. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure. However, you have many more decisions ahead.

  • Are you moving near to your current home or further away?
  • Are you downsizing, upsizing, or maintaining similar square footage?
  • Are you renting or buying?
  • Are you adding a second home?
  • What about timeshares or fractional ownership?

How To Find More Time in Your Day

How To Find More Time in Your Day

Are you stuck in that loop of "I don't have time to get stuff done"?

Here is a bitter reality check. That statement mentioned above is just an excuse.

You own each second of your time. It is the same for every single human being. So, don't let your brain fool you into thinking you lack time.

What you actually lack is a conscious to spend your time productively and a get-it-done attitude. You need to understand that at any given moment, you are doing what you want to be doing.

So it's not time that is keeping you back. It's you and only you. The good thing is that you are now investing your time into learning how to find more time in your day.

You have already stepped into the journey of time management by conquering the first and most important step, realization.

We'll guide you on how to increase the hours in your day. Follow our tips and see how a 24-hour day can end up feeling like a 28-hour day with tons of productivity, energy, relaxation, and a sense of achievement.

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

As noted in our recent post, Should I Move in Retirement?, there can be several triggers for considering a new home later in life.

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

Among these, a health situation could urgently drive the question of where to live into immediate focus.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first step is to thoroughly assess your condition and the implications for your living situation. Consulting with medical professionals and family is crucial in this assessment. The result should be a living plan that provides the best support for your healthcare needs.

Should I Move in Retirement?

Should I Move in Retirement?

For many, there comes a time in life around fifty years of age (or later) when the question arises: "How long am I going to live here?"

There could be several possible triggers for this question:

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

You may find more than one of these triggers comes into play for your situation.

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

With every move, you have to make some serious decisions. In retirement, you need to consider several additional factors as your income is now likely limited. Many people apply for less strenuous jobs, and it's popular to consider moving to a smaller place to be frugal. Although everyone has a different way of coping with the situation, renting a storage unit could be considered a prudent approach when downsizing your house or moving to a senior living community. If you're trying to decide whether a storage unit might be right for you, here are some pros and cons to consider.

5+ Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling

5+ Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling

No matter your age, one of the most challenging parts of traveling is staying healthy. It is inevitable that you'll be exposed to new germs when you are meeting new people and exploring areas previously unfamiliar to you. It doesn't help that traveling also commonly negatively affects one's diet, sleep schedule, and exercise routines. However, there are several ways for adults over 55 to help stay healthy while traveling. By following these tips, you can make your trip as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. Read on to learn more!

10 Great Benefits of Having Hobbies in Retirement

10 Great Benefits of Having Hobbies in Retirement

Having a hobby (or several) is essential, especially in retirement. Having spent most of your life catering to your loved ones and focusing on your work, now you have the time and freedom to pursue your interests. That said, hobbies are more than just fun ways to pass the day. This article looks at the many benefits of having hobbies in retirement!