Contributing Writer

Katy Heider

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Katy Heider wrote about active adult communities and 55+ lifestyle trends for 55places.com. Katy is a freelance writer and editor specializing in technology, legal, lifestyle, marketing and general business topics with more than 20 years of experience in print publishing, web and software design, and business/real estate.


32 Articles by Katy Heider

  • Practical Ways Active Adults Can Stretch Their Budget on a Fixed Income

    by Katy Heider on July 24th, 2015

    If you're a Baby Boomer living on a fixed income, a little can go a long way. Here are five tips to help stretch your budget as far as it can go.


  • New Jersey and Pennsylvania: Neighboring States with Different Tax Benefits

    by Katy Heider on July 22nd, 2015

    There are many reasons retirees relocate to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and which one you choose depends on a wide variety of personal preferences. Both states are home to thriving urban centers and popular tourist attractions, and as members of the 13 original colonies, they're both filled with historical landmarks and Americana.


  • Top Places to Retire Abroad

    by Katy Heider on July 20th, 2015

    If retiring in an active adult community in the United States isn't for you, have you considered retiring in another country? Retiring abroad can not only save you money, it can significantly improve your quality of life.


  • Simple Summer Tips to Keep Your House Cool and Bills Low

    by Katy Heider on July 17th, 2015

    During the hot summer months, you don't have to rely on central air conditioning to keep your home cool. There are several simple things you can do to stay comfortable when the weather is hot. These tips are great for homes without air conditioning or if you want to use your air conditioning less often to keep your utility bills low.


  • Beautiful Bluffton, South Carolina Is a Hot Spot for Retirees

    by Katy Heider on July 15th, 2015

    Bluffton offers a fabulous location for either a peaceful vacation or an active adult retirement. Bluffton celebrates South Carolina's Lowcountry lifestyle with eclectic shops, delicious restaurants and beautiful historic homes and businesses.