Welcome to the August edition of the newsletter for CRTS™ certificants!
6 tips to help parents downsize and keep the peace
Want to help your aging parents downsize in preparation for a move? Tread carefully!
Recognize that this is an emotional time for them. Your parents have spent a lifetime accumulating possessions so it may be hard for them to be objective. Be sensitive to their feeling and try not to be pushy. The whole process may take longer than you like. Unless you have a certain deadline such as a house sale, try to follow their timetable for getting rid of items.
Senior-Friendly Guide to Downsizing
Most seniors know that there will come a day when they’ll have to downsize, either to simplify their lifestyle, to cut costs, to be closer to grandchildren, or to address medical needs.
It’s often a stressful and tolling process — both emotionally and physically. But it doesn’t have to get overwhelming. Here are some tips from MYMOVE to make downsizing easier.
Ask Larry: Will Stopping Work At 60 Lower My Social Security Benefits?
Hi, My husband has been challenged with serious health problems and had begun his Social Security retirement benefits at 62, 4 years ago. I'd like to retire now, at 60. If I don't pay Social Security taxes over the next 2 years, I've heard my benefit amount may be affected but I don't know what to believe. Will my benefit be reduced if I don't work and pay Social Security taxes over the next two years Thanks, Norma