Tag: retirees

  • 7 Tips for Snowbirds Before Flying the Coop

    7 Tips for Snowbirds Before Flying the Coop

    By Kimberly Lankford Q. We're retired, and this is the first year that we plan to spend the winter in Florida, leaving our home in New Jersey unoccupied. Are there any special steps we should take before we leave? Here are several special banking and insurance moves that can help snowbirds protect their... Continue Reading

  • Boomer Markets: Retiree Havens See Steep Price Cuts

    Boomer Markets: Retiree Havens See Steep Price Cuts

    Even if you're a decade or more away from quitting time, you may be thinking about buying a retirement home right now. The prices for condos in popular retirement areas like Napa, Calif., and Naples, Fla., have come down 44 percent or more since the boom, substantially more than the average 32 percent that home... Continue Reading

  • Survey: Most Boomers Would Cover Kids' Down Payment

    Survey: Most Boomers Would Cover Kids' Down Payment

    Baby boomers may be in a better position than most to buy homes, but not before helping Junior out of a bind. A national survey found that at least two-thirds of boomers age 45 and up want to help their children or grandchildren with a home down payment. The study, conducted by Meredith Research Solutions for... Continue Reading

  • Poll: Baby Boomers Willing But Unable to Move

    Poll: Baby Boomers Willing But Unable to Move

    WASHINGTON -- As baby boomers look ahead to retirement, they'd prefer a home that is affordable, accessible to medical care and close to family. But an Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll finds that amid a shaky economy, few think it's likely they'll move in retirement. Shelley Wernholm, a 47-year-old... Continue Reading