Many people approaching retirement must consider searching for affordable retirement communities. While you may have saved and carefully planned for your retirement you will still, most likely, live on a reduced income. Affordable retirement communities, like Cypress Creek Village in Central Florida, offer a first class lifestyle and fabulous amenities at an affordable price. About.com:Retirement Planning is an outstanding website that offers great suggestions on how to budget your money and make plans when choosing affordable retirement communities for your future.
The experts at http://retireplan.about.com/ offer the following advice. "Money is important when planning for your retirement but you should also plan for the free time you will have once you retire. So many people have no idea what life might be like once they aren't tied to a job. Imagine not having to get up or go to bed at any set time. You can eat, watch TV, take a walk, sleep, or just do nothing any time you want. Sounds like fun doesn't it? When you start thinking about retiring, also start thinking about what you plan to do once you retire. Are you going to pursue a hobby, travel, volunteer, work? Once you retire, you're going to have lots of free time so you need to prepare your self mentally and emotionally to handle this time. You'll best be served by living in affordable retirment communities.
When beginning your search for affordable retirement communities, start your planning by making a list of your interests and your goals. Prioritize this list with what is most important first. You might want to come up with a list of about 1000 things you want to do before you die. I'd probably put things like wrestling an alligator or running with the bulls at the bottom of the list. Remember, with today's life expectancy you will probably be retired as long as or longer than you were working. If you have a spouse or partner, be sure to inform him or her of your intentions and your list. If they are also retired, make a combined list. If they are still working, you might have to compromise on when you will do some of the things on your list. What better reason than to seek affordable retirement communities for your retirement years!
Retirement used to mean sitting on the porch in a rocking chair or playing shuffleboard in one of Florida's affordable retirement communities. No More! We've come a long way! Now retired persons are starting second and third careers, traveling non-stop, and are enjoying excellent health. Your retirement plan needs to include lifestyle plans as well as financial plans. Get your mind and your bank account ready for the fun."
Much like the characters in the hit movie the "Bucket List" you also might want to make a list of the 100 things you want to do in retirement. Maybe you would like to:
- Sky Dive-President Bush '41 did at 82 years young!
- Feel the power and see the fire as the space shuttle lifts off from Cape Kennedy
- Sail the beautiful Florida coast line at sunset
- Drive a race car on Daytona's 500 track
- Join a hiking club and visit some of Florida's most beautiful nature spots
How about your list? Affordable retirement communities offer you a great place to live and the freedom to explore all the items on your "Bucket List."
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