Boomers & Parents

Here are some helpful posts and links if you are aging parent dealing with boomer children or a boomer child of aging parents. Check out Boomers and Parents on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/boomersandparents .

New Retirement

New Retirement

In Kelowna I meet at least 2 people a week that have relocated to the valley to prepare for an early retirement. They have left the high paying jobs in Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton sold the family home and moved to the Okanagan Valley to be closer to aging parents.Their plan is to work another 5-7 years, and with(…)

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Boomer Sandwich

Boomer Sandwich

The baby boomers have lived an active life, but now they are sandwiched by young adult children moving back home and the added responsibility of taking care of aging parents.Boomers are coming to terms with the their own mortality too. Many are used to a running marathons, skiing in dangerous terrain or biking long distances,(…)

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Living Longer Myths

Living Longer Myths

Why retire sooner if you only die weeks later. Much of what I have written about on this blog is centered around financial strategies to spend less, protect your family better, eliminate personal debt and invest better. But what can you do to live longer to enjoy your efforts? The other day I came across at(…)

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Retirement Reality Time to Downsize

Retirement Reality Time to Downsize

The retirement reality is hitting baby boomers much harder than expected. For many the family home (or should I say the equity in your home)  has become the hope of retirees, and downsizing is the buzz word in the financial community. The idea is a good one. Sell your large 2,000 – 3,000 square foot(…)

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