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Minimalism in Retirement: Simply Your Life to Focus on the Things that You Love

On 06, Apr 2017 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

Minimalism is a growing trend among people of all ages. Even though our society prides itself on the accumulation of personal belongings, individuals aren’t finding the happiness that they desire. It is common for people to be weighed down by consumerism, distractions, clutter, possessions and debt.

Do you love the idea of simplifying your life by reducing the clutter in and around your home? Many people who focus on minimalism find a deeper sense of satisfaction in their daily living.

What is Minimalism?

This term can cover a broad range of goals and beliefs. For some people, minimalism is a dedicated effort to cut out excess items in their home. These efforts are often focused around reducing clutter and getting rid of unused items.

Other people take minimalism to an extreme level by drastically reducing their belongings. For example, they might have a limit to the number of clothing items that are owned. So, buying a new shirt means that another shirt is donated or discarded.

Is Minimalism Right for You?

Retirement is a time to enjoy life to the fullest. Which means that many people don’t want to be burdened by a house full of stuff. Not only do people often reduce their personal belongings, but they also find it beneficial to “rightsize” their home.

Living with fewer possessions and a smaller home creates space for the things that are important in your life. Too many possessions can be an anchor that ties us down, making it difficult to enjoy life in the best way possible. On the other hand, minimalism can be a great way to give you more peace of mind and freedom in your lifestyle.

Just because you want to simplify your life, doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of everything that you own and live in a tiny house. Instead, be deliberate about choosing a home that matches your desired lifestyle. Focus on hobbies, travel, and health instead of buying more material possessions.

Do you need help finding the perfect home for your retirement lifestyle? Talk to us at Greenwald & Gerke Realtors. We are experts in real estate for retirement, and our team is here to help. Call us for more information about the services that are available: (844) 782-9674

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By Ron Greenwald

Re-Thinking Retirement: Create a Lifestyle You Will Love!

On 24, Jan 2017 | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

What bucket list items are still on hold until your retire? Have you revisited your dreams and hopes as you move towards the ladder years of a “working” career?  Instead of sitting back to see what life brings, move the daily mind set into the proactive approach to create a lifestyle that includes all of your favorite hobbies and activities. Whether retired or approaching that day, today is a great opportunity to transform your thinking so that you can create a retirement lifestyle that brings rewards for yourself, those that you choose to have around you, and for the world at large.  God knows we need more of that!

Fulfillment Means to You?

You have worked hard for many years.   Now is the time to revisit, amend, create a new set of dreams. Don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking that your retirement lifestyle needs to be structured in a certain way. It doesn’t matter what your friends or family members choose… you can pick the lifestyle that will be best suited to match your needs.

Retirement is more than just having enough money to get by. These finances are designed to help you get the most out of life. Put yourself first to make sure you have the “what if’s” financially covered then think about starting a Foundation, donating time and treasure to a cause, or mentoring others. Put together your wish list to decide where you want to live, what you want to do, and how you should be spending your time. This life plan can help you be proactive to enjoy these years, instead of missing out on the opportunities that are available.

Planning a Home to Match Your Preferences

As you put together a life plan for your retirement years, you will be in a better position to choose a home to match your desired lifestyle. For example, if you want to spend time exploring the world, then it might make sense to “rightsize” to a smaller home or condo service with an HOA that cares for the yard. Or, if you want to spend more time with family, then you need to be sure that you are in a home where you can easily host your children and grandchildren.

At Greenwald &Gerke Realtors, we want to help you achieve your retirement dreams. Contact us for information about finding the right home to support the retirement lifestyle of your choice: (844) 782-9674

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