Marketing Opertations Specialist

Brandon Olafsson

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Brandon Olafsson is the Marketing Operations Specialist for 55places.com and Neighborhoods.com, where he is also a blog contributor. Along with overseeing day-to-day operations and publishing, he has spent three years researching, writing, and photographing active adult communities and the retirement lifestyle, with an emphasis on data. With a desire for constant exploration, Brandon looks to explore even more unique and great places to live.

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11 Articles by Brandon Olafsson

  • 6 Low-Maintenance Pets

    by Brandon Olafsson on November 24th, 2016

    Many pets can be too high-maintenance for retirees. For those who don't want to deal with the constant upkeep of high-maintenance pets, there are several easier options to choose from. Discover six great low-maintenance pets perfect for retirees.


  • The Pros and Cons of a Home Theater and Game Room

    by Brandon Olafsson on July 20th, 2016

    Let's face it: having a movie theater or arcade in the comfort of your own home sounds awesome. If you are considering transforming one of your rooms into either a home theater or a game room, make sure you know the pros and cons of both.


  • Breaking Down the Average Cost of Retirement

    by Brandon Olafsson on July 7th, 2016

    When getting ready to plan your retirement, it is essential to know all the expenses you are going to face. Make sure you are prepared. The first step is to look at this guide to understand your retirement finances.


  • Disability and Retirement: What You Should Know

    by Brandon Olafsson on June 9th, 2016

    You may be eligible for Social Security benefits even if you haven't yet reached traditional retirement age. However, there are a few things you need to know about your disability benefits.


  • How to Downsize in Retirement

    by Brandon Olafsson on May 25th, 2016

    Retirement is a great time to get rid of excess possessions that you no longer need. No more commuting to work, hauling kids around in an SUV, or extra bedrooms makes retirement a perfect time to downsize. Active adults who swap the mansion for the single-story home benefit from having less to maintain and more time to do as they please. Yet many retirees are not sure what they really need to take into retirement with them. Here are a few tips that may help you decide what you truly need and what you can live without.