Retirement Finances

From mortgages to taxes to Social Security to general money issues, there are many financial topics that active adults need to know about. You’ll find answers to all your important retirement finance questions here, whether you’re getting ready to retire or need information on different state tax situations.

Builders We Love: Centex Homes

For more than 65 years, Centex Homes has been building new homes in communities across the country that fit the needs and lifestyle of homeowners. This Dallas-based builder is actively developing new homes throughout communities in regions like California, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. In 2009, the company was acquired by rival homebuilder Pulte Group for $1.6 billion dollars and now operates under the Pulte Homes brand.

Retirement Planning for Women

If you’re a woman, then there are a different set of challenges that you may face when planning for retirement. Head to for some great tips on planning retirement for women.

5 Retirement Resolutions for the New Year

When it comes to making resolutions for the new year, you have probably given your retirement goals some thought. How well you prepare now could determine how comfortable your retirement will be. People who make financial resolutions at the beginning of each year generally end the year in better financial shape than those who didn’t. So let’s talk about some 2017 New Year’s resolutions that will have a positive financial impact on your retirement.

How to Live Frugally in Retirement

Learning to live frugally does not mean giving up the things you enjoy, especially during your retirement years. Start with your budget and go from there. Discover all the ways that can help you save money without sacrificing too much.

Retirement Savings Tips to Pass Along to Your Kids

It’s safe to assume that talking to your children early on about the importance of retirement savings can only help them with their future plans. If we have good retirement tips shouldn’t it be our responsibility to pass them along to the younger generation and help them better prepare for their financial goals?

Household Items You Should Never Pay Full Price For

There are lots of ways to spend less on everyday necessities that most people don’t even realize. Here are some shopping tips on ways to get the best bang for your buck on necessary items.

Life in Retirement: The 1950s vs. Today

Each decade has ways we remember it. The 50s are remembered in part as a time of technological advancements and the rise of the American dream. So, was retirement in the 1950s better than retirement today?

When to Stop Saving and Start Spending

When is the right time to stop saving for retirement and start spending? It’s not always cut-and-dry, and there are lots of factors to consider. Keep reading to better understand the math behind retirement spending.

Should I Renovate or Buy Turnkey?

The question of renovating versus buying a new home has a different answer for everyone. It all comes down to what you’re looking for and what makes the most sense long-term, and it’s important to weigh all of your options.

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