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Basic Downsizing Prep Tips for Boomers

Downsizing (or “right-sizing,” as we prefer to call it at Windsong) sounds like a wonderful idea, especially when we tour through the model homes and experience first-hand how sophisticated a home can feel when a lifetime of stuff isn’t cluttering every inch of living and storage space. The reality is that most folks feel inspired […]

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The ABCs of Downsizing for Active Adults

Maybe you’ve finally launched the last child from the house. Perhaps you’ve made the decision to retire. It may be that you’re just tired of the large house and yard work. Or you’re looking for that perfect home that’s close to the grandkids. Whatever your reason for “downsizing,” CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made a great decision! If […]

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Timely Financial Tips from the FDIC for Active Adults

Significant life changes such as retirement, change in marital status, and the purchase of a new home, mean you might want to think about reviewing your finances, and establishing a plan for who can access the information in case of an emergency. The FDIC recommends these actions when you have a significant change in your […]

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(Holiday) Decorating – Boomer-Style

After successfully downsizing (“right-sizing”) your home and editing the furniture, décor, and other things you put into it, it’s natural to think about how right-sizing your lifestyle will affect your holiday traditions. Purging holiday decorations can be touchy, in part because there are so many memories attached to them. Also, if you are used to […]

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A-MAIZE-ing Fun for Boomers & Grandkids

For nearly two decades, several local farms have designated areas of their farms to living works of art that serve as family entertainment for a few short weeks each fall: Corn Mazes. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, Cagle Family Farm in Canton was the first to incorporate a Corn Maze as a way to both […]

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Boomers Celebrate Grandparents Day – Sept. 13

Since the 1940s, Baby Boomers have re-defined the way Americans think about everything, from education to employment, transportation to technology, residence to retirement, and more. For the past two decades, the retirement trend has changed significantly, as “moving to Florida” has been replaced by “moving to someplace that makes the best sense for us.” For […]

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Boomers & Retirement: How Much Do I Need To Save?

The Baby Boomer tidal wave has launched a host of new businesses aimed at the “needs of our generation.” Of course, in order to buy their products and use their services, we must have ample funds. How much to include in our nest egg is one of the biggest questions Boomers have when contemplating everything […]

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Active Adults Seek To “Right-Size” Their Homes

Like standing on the shore, watching an enormous wave coming toward you, experts in nearly every facet of our country have been planning for the needs and desires of the Baby Boomer Generation, whose sheer numbers and influence have impacted many of the innovations of the 20th Century, and permanently changed the way we live […]

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Boomers Get Ready for Farmer’s Market Season!

Everywhere we go we hear experts tell us to “eat fresh food” and “spend time outdoors” to improve our health, and “shop local” to support the economy. With the first of May this week, we can easily combine all of these things – it’s Farmer’s Market Season! Each Market Day, local vendors offer a fresh […]

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Forging New Friendships as Active Adults

When Retirement Lifestyle Strategies writer Dee Cascio asked active adults about their top priorities for retirement, the list was extensive, and included items such as a second career, volunteering, improving/maintaining health, traveling, learning a new skill, and spending more time with family and friends. Surprisingly, “making new friends” didn’t even make the list, although downsizing/moving […]

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