Thousands of people visit The Villages in Florida each year, some staying with relatives, some visiting on the Lifestyle Preview Plan like we just did and many others renting a home in The Villages.
There is something to do everyday that every baby boomer will find fun.
Here are some 16 tips and places to visit during your stay at The Villages Florida.
1. Pick up a copy of The Villages Daily Sun newspaper, especially the Thursday edition with the Recreation News and schedule for the week.
2. Visit and walk around all three town squares, Lake Sumter Landing which borders Lake Sumter and has a Florida seaport theme and is located centrally. There is the original town square of Spanish Springs on the South side. The newest town square of Brownwood with a wild west theme is on the North side. All three town squares are very walkable and have restaurants, shops and a movie theater. Also there is live entertainment in each square every night of the year!
These events that could threaten you when you are age 50+ reach across life domains ranging from financial, health, and relationships. No one can identify all the potential negative events that are to be avoided, but certainly some are more common and identifiable and can be avoided.
When we were young, it was all upside gain that appealed to you but as you age at a certain point you realize that you may have more to lose than gain.
The aging process can cause you to become more fragile to events that could cause you or someone else harm or even death. Your choices help determine your exposure to risks. Identifying these potential harmful events and avoiding them is smart. You have more to lose than to gain by participating in some events.
These events that could threaten you when you are age 50+ reach across life domains ranging from financial, health, and relationships. No one can identify all the potential negative events that are to be avoided, but certainly some are more common and identifiable. Here are some items to consider. Continue reading “Aging Boomers: Avoid These Downside Risks”
Regardless of the trend of recent decades toward greater sophistication in retirement savings, the certificate of deposit, or CD, is still king. The obvious advantage of the CD over traditional savings accounts is that they typically yield significantly higher interest; with the primary drawback being the commitment that one incurs to maintain the deposit for a specified period, usually from six months to five years.
Retirement Savings – Safety
With interest rates now rising, it may be the time to invest in a certificate of deposit ladder or US Treasury Bills.
In saving money, safety has always had an opportunity cost; that is, lower rates of return than for instruments incurring greater risk. In retirement, we don’t want to loose our savings, that is for sure. So, how can we offer ourselves the greatest opportunity while we are obsessed more with the return OF our money than the return ON it? Continue reading “The Certificate of Deposit (CD) is Still King”
Baby boomers have responsibilities that can be hard to meet and sometimes that can result in stress. Here’s how to relieve stress overload.
The birds are singing. I woke up with their sound at 4:30a.m. to begin my day. It is Thursday on the calendar but Monday for me. That is the day that I begin my work week. I started reading baby boomer blogs on the computer as I drank my morning coffee.
Some people wrote about exercising and healthy eating. Others wrote about how difficult it is to save money for retirement. Then one person wrote a humorous blog about finding a vibrator as she dug in the garden to plant watermelon. This gave me encouragement to write about stress overload. Continue reading “Stress and Responsibilities”
With Purpose begins with the author’s eight page Introduction letting the reader know about his long history and lifetime study of aging, beginning in his early twenties at a time when not much attention was paid to the older folks. With the demographic Age Wave finally here, the author’s insights are indeed interesting and exciting I found. Some of the interesting items in the book deal with:
I have been reading With Purpose (Going from Success to Significance in Work and Play) a book by Ken Dychtwald, PH.D. This author specializes in the study of aging, maturity and retirement. A few months ago I read his book The Power Years and thought is was one of the better shall we say, Baby Boomer books that I have read. I kept that book for future reference and here is my digest of the book. Continue reading “Aging “With Purpose””