There was once a billboard advertising a community of new homes that read: "You've made it to the top; now live like it."
It may have been a not-so-subtle attempt to capitalize on the appeal of living the good life. However, it worked and the development became a popular family-oriented suburb.
How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Spending Money in Retirement
Living the good life is something we all work for. Yet, some feel a sense of guilt about spending their hard-earned money on themselves, especially during retirement.
Have you lived frugally your entire life? Do you worry about running out of money? Do you think about the inheritance you’d like to leave your children?
All of these questions are legitimate concerns and common amongst new retirees. What many also need to hear is, “you have worked hard for financial security and retirement stability, celebrate that fact!”
There is no reason to feel guilty about your good decisions. Rather, you should celebrate by living the lifestyle you want to live and surrounding yourself with the services and amenities you have worked to achieve. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that!
Have you considered a move to a new home that fits the life you want to live? See our new homes being constructed at Twin Lakes senior living community.
Investing in Where You Live in Retirement
Life should be a celebration, and whether you choose to spend your senior years traveling to new places or continue to enjoy lifetime friendships, lasting interests and cultural events in familiar surroundings, you should aim to please yourself.
As you consider your options for how you want to live and where you want to live post-career, keep these tips in mind:
- Seek out lifestyle options that reflect your values and your passions.
- Think seriously about what will really make you happy.
- Consider communities and neighborhoods for 55+, where the homes, services, amenities and neighbors fit the life you want to live.
- Make it an investment into your future. Consider a Continuing Care Retirement Community to cover your long-term needs and the possibility of future life changes.
Buying into a Senior Living Community
There are no rules and no wrong answers when choosing a senior living community. There are some things to consider to help ensure you find the right fit for you financially and the lifestyle you want to live.
Use these 5 tips to help you get started:
- Consider your lifestyle and personal preferences. Would you prefer a patio home with a couple bedrooms and attached garage or is an apartment home a better fit for you? Schedule tours and a get a feel for the community and accommodations. Enjoy this next adventure in your life! It can be as exciting as purchasing your first home.
- Acknowledge the need to remain physically fit, mentally involved and socially active. Look for a community that encourages all three and provides opportunities on-site that interest you.
- If you like to travel, look at a retirement community that will allow you to leave without worry.
- Plan for contingencies and for changing health needs.
- Be realistic about your finances, but always make your decisions based on what you want. You have every right to enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Deciding Where to Live in Retirement
The best route to a secure and enjoyable future is, of course, to do some advance planning. If you have achieved a measure of financial independence and security that allows you to enjoy a comfortable retirement, never apologize. Rather, take the time to find the senior living community that complements your lifestyle and your philosophy.
At Twin Lakes Senior Living Community, our villa, patio & apartment homes are located in beautiful, suburban Montgomery. Maintain the independence of your own single-family home, with all of the advantages of maintenance-free community living.
Also, check out our new homes at Twin Lakes. We are currently expanding due to our high-demand homes being completely full. Don’t miss your chance to secure one today.