Are you approaching, or in retirement, and looking for information on retirement planning and senior living options? You could spend a lot of time sitting in front of your computer researching choices and options, but you may prefer to have a primary source that lays it all out for you in an organized, consolidated, and easy-to-read fashion. That is what the Finding Home Over 50 book will give you.
In a few short hours, rather than days and weeks, you can gain a good understanding of the housing issues you are most likely to encounter over the coming years, and some guidance on choices, options, pitfalls, economics, and other elements key to your decision-making. Real estate and financial planning author, Michael Trickey, presents this information in a conversational manner to make it more meaningful and easier to understand.
As with his first book, Finding Home: Everything You Need To Know – And Do – For Home Buying Success, the author provides a companion website for the new book. It contains downloadable versions of most of the questionnaires, lists, tables, forms, and other documents presented throughout the Finding Home Over 50 book. You will also find up-to-date articles, a page filled with links to helpful websites, an expansive detailed glossary, and other relevant and helpful content that can be used in tandem with this book.
To help you translate the concepts presented into real life, throughout this book, the author introduces and follows a middle-aged couple, John and Karen, as they navigate challenges common to the “over-50” generation. I suspect you will identify with various aspects of the couple’s choices, challenges, goals and timeframes.
You can see the resources they access, how they use the tools and fill in the questionnaires, tables and forms available on fho50.com, and perhaps develop ideas, choices and solutions of your own as you follow their “kitchen table” discussions between themselves and their loved ones.
The chapters in the book are organized in a logical progression, but are designed to stand on their own. They are grouped into three parts:
- Part 1 – Assessing Your Situation, Capabilities, and Life List Goals, and Preparing For Change
- Part 2 – Housing Choices, and Finding the Right Home for You
- Part 3 – Reverse Mortgages, and Organizing your Estate Documents