Why You Should Get a Pet in Retirement

Why You Should Get a Pet in Retirement

For many people, retirement years can be incredibly isolating and lonely period of their lives. Fortunately, there is a way they can combat all the loneliness and isolation. Research consistently shows that owning a pet is beneficial for people in their retirement...
Retirement Just Got a Raise

Retirement Just Got a Raise

These days good news is hard to come by, but if you are a retiree or close to retirement, there are some changes on the horizon. The Social Security Administration announced the 2018 cost of living adjustment (COLA) would be 2 percent across the board for...
How to Care for Granite Countertops

How to Care for Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are incredibly popular and look amazing. But due to the nature of the granite, they can require slightly more looking after than other kinds of counters, to keep them looking lovely. To Seal or Not to Seal A lot of good quality granite counters do...
Your Next Great Adventure

Your Next Great Adventure

By: Mary Fran Bontempo When was the last time you had an adventure? (Wandering around the grocery store trying to figure out where they moved the peanut butter doesn’t count.) Adventure is something we consign to the young, or at least those younger than us. Either...

What Happens at the Design Center

The Tapestry is a new age-targeted community being built in Garner, NC.  One of the exciting things about buying a new build is that the customer gets to select the finishings and decor of their new home.  The Tapestry has a design center where they offer a large...
A Small House Doesn’t Have To Feel Small

A Small House Doesn’t Have To Feel Small

A house is one of the biggest investments most people will make in their lives.  With the cost of housing and the cost of maintaining a house going up, young and old are looking for smaller house to buy.  Even though there is less square footage, a well-planned home...
Planning a Community Garden Before Planting

Planning a Community Garden Before Planting

Community gardens are a great way of bringing the neighborhood together, as well as promoting an active adult lifestyle. However, to ensure that your community garden project is a success, you’ll need to take the time to plan things out carefully. There are...
Travel Series 4: Traveling Solo

Travel Series 4: Traveling Solo

Many retirees find that the free time they have in retirement allows them to indulge in one activity that requires a lot of time – travel.  Whether they want to see more of their state, their country or the world, the freedom from a work schedule or limited...