Seasonal Jobs: Encore Careers with a Twist

Mike Fitzpatrick spends summers leading raft tours for Mad River Tours on Wyoming’s Snake River in Jackson Hole. It’s a seasonal gig that he’s been doing since 2011. The work can be intense. Days sometimes last 10 to 12 hours, he’s lifting boats in and out of the water, and he’s responsible for the safety

Independent Living Apartments

Independent Living Apartments: A Growing Lifestyle Choice for 75+ Seniors By Adam Artunian The 75+ age group should grow rapidly over the next 20 years due to the aging baby boomer generation and longer life expectancy. What options are there for seniors who are relatively healthy but no longer want to maintain a home, cook

How To Retire Right Now

Is it possible to re-arrange what you already have in order to retire right now? If you have equity in your current home, the answer might be yes. Consider the following questions: Is the real cost of living in your property a profitable use of equity? Or could you live somewhere else more reasonably and

Simple or Complicated Retirement?

I just read a great book, “Why we want you to be rich”, by Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump. It talks about planning for the future, in which the economy may or may not be as good as we see it today. They talk about some of the many dangers that can derail our current

Lifelong Learning Senior Communities

Retirement and mature adult living communities aren’t what they used to be. For example, consider the recent popularity of pairing independent living communities for seniors with large university complexes. Called University-Based Retirement Communities (UBRCs), these facilities have grown in response to active seniors who want to be mentally and/or physically challenged in their retirement years.