Category: Online Resources
- Kitchens are typically the heart of the home, and sometimes if a kitchen’s design isn’t up-to-date with the latest trends then it can be a deal breaker for new homebuyers. According to a study by Britannia Living, a kitchen appliance manufacturer, 52 percent of respondents ranked their kitchen as the most valuable room in their home. Fortunately, many active adult homebuilders realize the importance of a modern kitchen when building homes in their communities. Some communities feature innovative home designs that implement the latest kitchen trends that appeal to 55+ homebuyers. So if you’re searching for your next home or looking to remodel your old kitchen, make sure it incorporates a few of these popular kitchen design trends for 2017.
- Ordering food – or anything – from your smartphone has never been easier, and there have never been more options. Whether you want a quick meal from a local restaurant or fresh ingredients for a week of meals, there’s an app or website for you. Because of the wealth of options choosing a service might be overwhelming and it’s usually difficult to tell the advantages of one over another. If you’re looking for the app that caters to your tastes or preferences, here are a few of the more unique delivery services that deliver fresh food to the comfort of your own home.
- Let’s face it: video rental stores are at this point effectively a thing of the past. Whether you’re missing browsing for films and the smell of magnetic tape or are one of the many of us that could never quite remember to rewind, there is an ever-increasing set of options beyond what’s available on cable television. Video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video, and newcomer FilmStruck all have large and varied offerings that are thankfully much more diverse than the newest summer blockbuster movies. With the abundance of streaming options now available to film buffs, indulging in a little bit of Hollywood nostalgia has never been easier.
- Scammers around the world take advantage of new technology and age-old schemes to convince people to willingly give out important information or to send money. While some of these internet scams are readily identifiable to a keen eye, others can swindle even the most tech-savvy individuals out of time and money. While internet scams vary and constantly evolve, some basic knowledge, along with common sense and intuition, can help protect your assets. Just remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Getting to know the branches of your family tree can take time when first starting out. There are many websites that are helpful with your search, some better than others, but there are some steps of preparation that you will need to do before digging into your family's background. Following are a few tools and tips that can help you track your ancestry.
- Today, help for your home issues are as close as the internet where you can find sites for everything imaginable. Whether you need to know how to build a new deck or find the best way to clean tile floors, someone has a website that can give you direction on the subject. The most difficult part is finding a reputable site that gives good accurate information that is truly helpful. Following are five sites that have been around for a few years and have helped many homeowners.
- If you’re not familiar with TED talks or haven’t checked one out yet, you probably should. Ted is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference about technology, entertainment, and design but has since emerged to cover a wide range of topics that appeal to different audiences. Its mission is to spread ideas through a global community where people from various backgrounds can engage, learn, and inspire one another. With that being said, there are many TED Talks available online that Boomers can watch that might help change their lives. Each of these Ted Talks offer some insight to retirees or those who are about to retire about topics like aging and retirement planning to money saving and downsizing. Check out these short and easy to watch videos that appeal to many people and might even inspire a few Baby Boomers too.
- With tax season looming over your head, it might be time to start thinking about filing your tax return. There are plenty of websites that offer helpful and accurate information to help retirees. Whether you are planning to file on your own or with a tax professional, you should do some online research to be prepared when you’re ready to file your tax return. Here we list some websites to help you during this tax season.
- As people head into their retirement years they often look to reduce debt in more ways than downsizing to an active adult community. In addition to cutting costs, some also may get more fastidious about the number of, along with the types of, credit cards they carry. Those who are on fixed budgets may be especially picky because they don't want higher interest rates or card fees. Others may be looking for the perks that come along with carrying certain cards that may enhance a retirement lifestyle.