You love your house, but you're ready to move on. You dream of a small apartment, with less upkeep. You imagine spending more time with friends and no longer needing to drive to get everywhere. But how can you make…
We’re not saying don’t spoil them; that’s your right as a grandparent! The boundaries we’re referring to are literal. Designate space for play – moving furniture if necessary to allow kids room for pillow forts, Lego castles or even a little horseplay on rainy days when you can’t make it to the playground. Keep old magazines and newspapers on hand (or invest in a drop cloth) so you’ll feel okay about letting them channel their inner artist without worrying about a mess left behind.
If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:
1. You’ll save moneyThis one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:
Taking care of your aging parents is an emotional and challenging task. We want our parents to maintain their independence as long as possible . . . with as little risk as possible, from scares like falls. When parents don't need the constant care of an assisted-living home, but you want to make sure they’re looked after what do you do? Consider a mother-in-law apartment.
Your bags are packed, you’ve downloaded your plane ticket to your smartphone, your schedule is set, and you’re about to embark on a trip that could last weeks or even months. The final question, and one that will have the…
There are on-base housing options for both single service members and for those with families. When facing PCS moves, many active duty members choose to live in military housing. The following comparison will give you some perspective and, hopefully, aid in making the correct choice for you and your family.