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The Three Best Ways to Plan for Your Upcoming Retirement

With retirement fast approaching, we know you must be very excited! However, now is the time to set a concrete plan for your upcoming retirement in North Carolina. With a little prior planning, you can look forward to the ultimate retirement experience.

So, in the years leading up to the big day, get ready for it all by completing these three steps.

Assess Your Finances

An older couple sitting at a table reviewing documents with their financial advisor. This is one of the most important steps to a successful retirement. After all, you have to make sure you have the budget necessary to fund your retirement!

This all depends on what you want to do with your retirement, of course. Whether you’re hoping to travel frequently to exotic destinations or to simply visit your grandkids up the street, it’s important to have enough money stored away to fund your day-to-day life.

As you get closer and closer to retirement, it might be a good idea to sit down with your financial planner to plan for your upcoming years of fun-filled relaxation.

Think About Downsizing

For many, a big part of retiring is downsizing your home (and your belongings) to make room for all the fun that’s to come! A big part of what attracts people to 55+ active adult communities is the low-maintenance living.

At The Walk at East Village, you have low-maintenance homes with first-floor living, and the activities are planned out for you. What could be better!

Plan Out Your Activities

A grandfather playing with his grandson in a field of wheat.What do you want to do during your retirement? You may be interested in picking up your golf game, or even donating some of your time during the week to worthwhile causes.

Think about your interests, and what you enjoy doing. Oftentimes, people go into retirement without a set plan and find themselves longing for a more rigorous schedule. If you enjoy having a set schedule, you may even be interested in freelancing or finding a part-time job to fill your days.

Ready for the Retirement of Your Dreams?

If you’re nearing your retirement and find yourself longing for the perfect community to call home, please reach out to us. We would love to show you all the resources, amenities, and perks residents get from living at the Walk at East Village in Clayton.

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