The cost of housing is one of the biggest expenses in anyone's budget. Why not open yourselves up to other possibilities?
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Active Adult Living will help you find the best active adult retirement communities in all 50 States. Thousands of 55+ Plus & Active Retirement Communities are listed. Community reviews, videos, newsletter.
Aging in Community New models for retirement. Look through their directory of Village Networks (based on the Beacon Hill Village model) which are up and running. Senior Cohousing and other intergenerational cohousing neighborhoods, EcoVillages, and intentional communities.
Airbnb is new and unique. You can list, discover or book accommodations all over the world. Whether it's a boat, an island, a resort villa, an apartment or a room in your home, you can make extra money as a host, or find places to stay as a seeker. Any price point almost 30,000 cities, 192 countries. 24/7 support.
Assisted Living Costs Compare costs state by state. Research shows that about 70% of people age 65 or older (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2012) will need long term care services at some point in their lifetime. While most people think of long term care as impacting only those in senior years, 40% of people currently receiving long term care services are under 64 years of age. Source: A Place for Mom Cost of Senior Care Survey, 2013.
Beacon Hill Village is designed to make remaining at home a safe, comfortable and cost-effective solution. By partnering with proven providers of services, Beacon Hill Village is able to offer its members preferred access to social and cultural activities, exercise opportunities and household and home maintenance services, as well as medical care and assisted living at home. As a nonprofit, membership organization, it can provide these programs and services more cost-effectively than most conventional retirement communities. Learn how to make your neighborhood or town into a Village by ordering their manual.
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Care Facilities in Mexico is a list of care facilities for Independent Living, Convalescent Care, or Assisted Living from active adults to those with Alzheimers and dementia problems. You might need wound care, companionship or assistance after surgery. Or, perhaps you would like to invest in a community which would allow you to move into continuous care if you should ever need it.
The Caretaker Gazette is a unique newsletter containing property caretaking and house sitting jobs, advice, and information for property caretakers, housesitters, and landowners. Published since 1983, it's the only publication in the world dedicated to the property caretaking field. Benefits for subscription members.
The Caring Collaborative The CC program offers support through Assistance with short-term or occasional needs, including help at home or with doctor visits, more...
Coach Share CoachShare fractional ownership gives you the convenience, access and advantages of a Class A luxury coach for a fraction of the cost of owning your own. Our Five Star, all inclusive service includes insurance, storage, home delivery and pickup, maintenance, cleaning, and much more. Our professional coach management program assures our owners their coach will always be in top condition when they are ready to use it. CoachShare has made luxury coach ownership practical, cost effective and simple.
CoHousing - Cohousing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living.
The Compact - a group of individuals who have committed to a 12-month flight from the consumer grid. They choose to go beyond recycling, to reduce clutter and waste in their homes, and to simplify their lives.
Compass Living The better way to live, vacation and retire. Exotic locations, affordable stays, no housework, weekly spa treatments, meals included, personal laundry service and more. An Alternative Option for Vacationing and Retirement Lifestyle
Cost of Working Website especially for parents looking to stay home to raise their children. Assertive philosophy, offers information on working versus staying home, an online calculator, tips for living on one income, and family money saving tips. Check out their resources for home based businesses.
Couch Surfing is a world wide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. Save money on housing expenses while traveling and make new friends all over the world!
Easy Roommate If you have a room in your house to rent, or want to rent a room in a household take a look at this site. You have choices spanning 29 countries and in 12 languages. Why pay more for housing when you don't need to?
Elmcroft takes great pride in offering much needed services for seniors across the United States. Elmcroft has 102 senior care communities, including 79 assisted living communities, 4 multilevel retirement communities and 19 health and rehabilitation centers serving over 6,000 residents in 19 states.
Escapees RV Club a total support network for RV'ers. Discussion forums, volunteer opportunities, FAQ's, events calendar, and legal information.
FrontDoor Real Estate lists millions of homes and condos for sale across America.
House Sitting Love to travel? Try house sitting.
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States Which states have no personal income tax? Seven states - Alaska,
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Let's Share Housing - An affordable choice for today. Could this be a solution for you?
Live Your Road Trip Dream
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trip you've always wanted to take, but didn't know how to make a reality.
Learn how to take an extended trip for the cost of staying home, written by
Carol and Phil White. The book covers Road trip budgets, road trip tips,
travel guide information for those wanting to take an adventure.
Lotsa Helping Hands - It takes a community to care for the caregiver. We connect people through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide help.
Resource Page for Active Adults Retirement Living Want to reduce housing costs? Looking for alternatives to your high maintenance home? Information sources and lists of communities to get your mind thinking of the options you have available. Worth Checking out.
Refinance and Mortgage Guide for Senior Citizens This free guide has been created with the sole purpose of guiding the older members of society and senior family members through the sometimes cumbersome process of purchasing and maintaining real estate. Eight chapters including pros and cons, finance, facts, options, tips and warnings.
RV Dreams Information on Full-Timing, Workamping, and preparing for the road. Forums, chat - even recipes!
RV Forum The friendliest place on the web for anyone with an RV... or an interest in RV'ing. Message boards, libraries, An illustrated explanation of the various RV types. checklists, guidelines, tips and techniques.
SeniorAdvisor Find senior living near you. Reviews and listings for senior care.
Senior Listings Senior housing research and listing service. A directory for assisted living, retirement and memory care communities. Price comparison worksheet.
Snowbird Condo This rental home website is designed specifically with snowbirds in mind. Featuring rental homes in the southern United States, South America and nearby islands, Snowbird Condo helps renters find several types of homes including condos, villas, townhomes and single-family homes. You can even sort by the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, or the property’s pet policy.
Spare Room is the UK's busiest flat and houseshare website. If you are looking to rent out a room in your home or if you are looking for a room to rent, begin here. Sharing a house or a flat is usually cheaper than renting one by yourself. By sharing, it is often possible to live in a better property or in a better area than you would be able to otherwise.
Top Retirements will lead you to the best retirement communities in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Canada, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Delaware, and Florida. You can read about the 100-best-places-to-retire or check out the best college towns in which to retire. Perhaps you would like to review the directory of active adult communities for the nation.
Trulia The best place to start your real estate search. It's an all-in-one real estate site that's jam-packed with the most useful and timely information on homes.
Women Living in Community If you are divorced, widowed, in transition, pursuing late-life spirituality, looking for co-housing or community, check out this resource page. If mindfulness and service is your focus, or if you want to approach aging as a positive journey filled with learning, wisdom and possibilities, this is an excellent start.
'Worry-Free' Housing People often ask us how we are able to travel for lengths of time and still maintain a home base. Read how we do it!
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