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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 finances and... Continue Reading »

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 prices... Continue Reading »

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 Better Homes... Continue Reading »

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 poll finds that amid a shaky economy, few think it's likely they'll move in retirement. Shelley Wernholm, a 47-year-old single mother... Continue Reading »

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