4 things to know before you downsize and move your empty nest.

4 things to know before you downsize and move your empty nest.

  The emotional effects of becoming an empty nester can hit you hard, but loss isn’t always devastating.   Choosing to get rid of some possessions and ditch clutter to downsize into a smaller home can help reboot your life. Of course, change is challenging, but you have the power to label change as positive …

Plan ahead: Rest easy during your retirement.

Plan ahead for retirement.

As you grow older, your mind will turn towards retirement. Whether it’s a far ahead, or just a few years down the line, consider your after retirement life. Many of us spend our lives dreaming of those blissful days, but retirement can be hard to accept when it comes. Take time, while you’re still working, …

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life goes on, …

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

  When your eldest child leaves for college, it can be a strange experience. Not only are you extremely proud of them, but you’re experiencing a whirlwind of emotions at the same time.   There are numerous things to consider when your kid is going to college.    Will they settle in happily? Will they …

6 tips to stay healthy during your holiday travels this year.

6 tips to stay healthy during your holiday travel.

  The most festive and wonderful time of the year can be hard on your health.   From parties to cold weather to congested Christmastime travel, there’s so much that can veer you off course — or knock you off of your feet entirely.   Fortunately, we’ve gathered the following six tips to stay healthy during your …

Want to live off the grid? Here are 5 appliances that can use propane.

Want to live off the grid? 5 appliances that can use propane.

  If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid, it may have seemed more like a pipe dream…   …but it doesn’t have to be.   Want to live off the grid? Here are 5 appliances that can use propane, making propane a feasible solution to this dream.   Living off the grid means no …

Teens driving siblings: What every parent should know.

Teens driving siblings: What every parent should know.

  If you have multiple kids and one of them has a driver’s license, there’s a good chance they’ll be interested in riding to school together.   This situation involves some complex issues, but if done right, having an older sibling drive younger siblings to and from school can be a perfect deal for everyone. …

Could you do more to secure your financial future?

Could you do more to secure your financial future?

  One thing I’ve come to realize, being in my mid-fifties, is it’s never too early – or too late – to think about the future.   You may think you can’t or don’t need to start saving for or set up a pension – but you’d be wrong. It’s always beneficial to look forward. You never …