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06

Apr
2017

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By Ron Greenwald

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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10

Aug
2016

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By Ron Greenwald

Should You Launch a Second Career During Retirement?

On 10, Aug 2016 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

CareerBuilder recently released a survey reporting that 54% of people over 60+ have the intent to continue working after leaving their “primary career” path. Are you one of those people or do you know of someone who fits that description? There are benefits to ongoing work, although you need to consider your individual situation to determine what is right for you.

Why Continue Working after Retirement?

Even if you have worked hard to save for retirement, you might find that you are spending your money a little faster than you anticipated. The rising cost of living can make it harder to stretch your retirement savings. So, one motivating factor in launching a second career is to bring in some extra income.

Another reason that people consider ongoing work is to have a way to stay challenged and interactive. After being in the workforce for 50+ years, some people find it boring to stay home during retirement. Time can be filled with fun hobbies and travel, but it still can be challenging to maintain the active lifestyle that is desired. A good option is to work a part-time job to fill the time and socialize with others.

What Type of Work is Best during Retirement?

There are a variety of career options that might be considered. Some people simply go from full-time work to a part-time basis, continuing the same types of work tasks they did before. Other people choose to move into a consulting position so that they can be selective about the amount of work time and the clients they choose.

If you are looking for a way to interact with people but you don’t want the stress of a career-focused job, then you might consider retail or customer service. These options help aging adults stay in connected and interactive throughout the day. Additionally, the jobs can be beneficial to help a person stay up-to-date with current technology trends.

At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we understand that everyone has a unique preference during retirement. Our team specializes in real estate services for aging adults, and we want to help you choose the best housing solution to match your preferences. For more information about our services, call our office at (844) 782-9674

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