It’s about that time. Generation X is reaching retirement age and it’s bittersweet. Those 65 years and older currently make up 13% of the population at 40 million people. Retirement may seem daunting, but it’s meant to be the dessert of the meal of life (which some would argue is the best part). You can spend the last years of your life with family, friends and taking adventures. While some may say they know what you should do for your retirement, it’s important to educate yourself and make the best choice for yourself. Here’s some information that those reaching retirement may find helpful:
- Many retired people head South, if they’re not there already. With the warm weather and low humidity, the southern states are often a great option for older folks. Florida or one of the Carolinas are a great option. In fact, South Carolina is a great option for the golf enthusiasts. It has more than three hundred golf courses and boasts the Golf Capital of the world: Myrtle Beach. There is also a great amount of history in the Carolinas. Charleston is home to the first museum, playhouse and public college. There’s plenty of activities to keep history buffs occupied.
- For a relaxed lifestyle, many choose lake property for their new home. It is the dream of many to spend their days on the beach reading a book or keeping themselves busy with other hobbies. Though it’s not for everyone, owning lake property is a great way to unwind and enjoy what retirement has to offer.
- There are also many options for those who maybe aren’t quite as mobile as their counterparts. Many retirement communities are offering plenty of recreational opportunities as well as resort-style amenities. There is also an increased sense of security within gated retirement communities who have staff to look after residents.
Whether you’re a great-grandfather who can’t sit still or a Baby Boomer who wants to unwind by the water, there is something out there for you. Retirement is full of big decisions so be sure to educate yourself. It’s time for you to sit back and enjoy the Golden Years!
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