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Baby boomer couple looks at paperwork. For story on boomers and birth certificates.

Why Boomers May Need a Birth Certificate to Buy a Home

In the compliant world of securing a mortgage these days, explanations and full supporting documentation are now considered to be the “norm”. Lenders must validate a borrower really is who… (Read More)

Seniors laugh on the porch, as in a retirement community or senior housing facility

5 Senior Living Myths, Busted

Terrible food, a clinical atmosphere and lonely nights: that’s the grim vision many people conjure up when thinking about senior living communities. And like a bad dream, it has little… (Read More)

Senior woman puts letters in her mailbox, for story on paying off mortgage before retirement.

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

For most of your life, preparing for retirement means investing. But as the actual date approaches, you also will need to streamline your budget so your expenses will be as… (Read More)

Senior man at swimming pool

Stay Fit at an Active Retirement Community

When Jack Lindquist’s doctor told him to find a place he’d like to live for the rest of his life, he and his wife looked at a dozen retirement communities… (Read More)

Home in Round Rock, TX

Top 10 Metro Areas Where Seniors Are on the Rise

America is getting grayer than ever, with the 50-and-over population projected to increase about 20% by 2030 to 132 million strong. This means big changes across the nation. A realtor.com® analysis of Nielsen… (Read More)

Infographic from a report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Infographic: Housing America’s Older Adults

The high cost of housing will hit hard among older people as their needs increase and their income decreases, according to a new report on housing America’s seniors. See the… (Read More)

Aging Americans face a housing crisis

U.S. May Not Be Able to House Booming Senior Population

As the largest generation in U.S. history approaches senior adulthood, the country is ill-prepared to meet the senior population’s needs, according to a new report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for… (Read More)

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5 Common Money Mistakes Seniors Should Avoid

Retirement means no longer waking up at the crack of dawn and spending 45 minutes in traffic, but that doesn’t mean you should forget all your cares: you need to keep… (Read More)

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Aging in Place: What You Need to Know

While there are many options in senior living communities, most older people prefer the home where they have been living. Staying in one’s home and one’s community as one ages… (Read More)

Senior woman on sofa in living room

How to Prioritize Senior Safety in Living Rooms

Retirees spend more time at home than most people. As a result, their living rooms get a lot of use—but they can be littered with hazards. Here’s a few ideas… (Read More)

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