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Liquidating Assets for What’s Next

 Posted by Karin Simpson on March 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM

Preparing for the new adventure of retirement can be both exciting and overwhelming. As you approach retirement it’s common to make decisions on what you want to do in the next phase of your life. Whether you plan to age in place, move to a smaller home, or travel the world, there’s one common denominator; you should prepare for whatever you want to do.

One of the ways to prepare for retirement is rightsizing or downsizing personal items through liquidation. According to financial wellness experts at GreenPath.com, assets can include large items or small personal items like jewelry and antiques.

Retail vs Resale: The Best Items to Buy In March

 Posted by Karin Simpson on March 13, 2019 at 8:20 AM

March is the ultimate sign Spring is on the horizon. According to retail experts at Offers.com, March typically has a lull in sales for most consumer purchases, because “it’s a month without major shopping holidays. But even without important commerce dates like Labor Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, March does bring its share of noteworthy deals.”

See our top items to purchase for the month of March to ensure you’re shopping smart.

5 Items Older Adults Should Buy Resale

 Posted by Karin Simpson on March 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM

Smart shoppers love to stretch their dollar by finding quality items at a fraction of the retail cost. One way to spend wisely is shopping resale. Some everyday and leisure items like those on our list below can save you tons in comparison to retail prices.

Resale sites like CTBids.com are running over with gently used and brand new items you may be looking for. Before shopping resale, read our tips on buying these five items you should always purchase “new to you.”

Bedroom Oasis On A Budget

 Posted by Karin Simpson on March 13, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home.  We often forget to redecorate our bedrooms because guests don’t see such a personal space. Despite this, there are many benefits to creating your own oasis that nurtures rest and relaxation. Your décor is your chance to personalize a portion of your home with self-expression that reflects your unique personality and creates the calm and serenity of an oasis. 

Personalizing your space can be a simple, cost-conscious process with these recommendations to make your space cozy, functional, and peaceful.

Retail vs Resale: The 5 Best Items to Buy in February

 Posted by Karin Simpson on February 11, 2019 at 8:10 AM
With markups on retail items ranging from 50-500% and sometimes more, quality gently used or resale items are becoming more and more appealing. If you’d like to keep the extra 50-500% or more you pay in markups, shop resale for amazing deals.

Decluttering to Rightsize: 5 Tips

 Posted by Karin Simpson on February 11, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Whether you are considering retiring in your own home or moving to a new space, it is important to create a plan to do so comfortably. There are many issues that arise that can make the upkeep and maintenance of the home a challenge.

Preparing for a new "rightsized" space can be an overwhelming prospect, especially when you have a home full of memory and keepsakes to go through. 

Helping a Senior Get Organized

 Posted by Karin Simpson on January 9, 2019 at 8:15 AM
Getting organized offers many benefits to encourage healthy aging. With so many benefits to having an organized home like boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury, why not get started reclaiming your space? The benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.

See our tips to help your senior loved one get organized!

5 Ways to STAY Organized

 Posted by Karin Simpson on January 9, 2019 at 8:05 AM

You’ve gathered tips to stay organized, created a routine and plan to stick to it. So many of us start strong with our plans yet have trouble following through for more than a few weeks or months. Getting organized can be a daunting task when we abandon our plans. 

Read our 5 tips to convert your plan from simple steps and checkboxes into habits and lifestyle.

10 Ways to Get Organized

 Posted by Karin Simpson on January 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM

A new year is a blank slate to transform your home and make life simpler.   According to a recent Huffington Post article 12 Surprising Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life, clutter “has proven, tangible effects on your mental and physical well-being.” What better way to improve your quality of life than to create a clean and orderly environment? Read our 10 tips to help you get organized!

Smart Buys for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Karin Simpson on November 13, 2018 at 7:39 AM

This holiday season, we want to help you shop smart! Between Thanksgiving and the first week of the New Year, consumers are bombarded with exclusive deals from their favorite retailers and online shops. According to statistics from the National Retail Federation “consumers plan to spend a total of $1,007 on average for items such as decorations, candy, and gifts as well as other purchases for themselves and their families.”

We have a list of the best items to buy during the holiday season to help you maintain your budget and beat the spending statistics.

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