The Surprising Downside of a Sunny Retirement

The Surprising Downside of a Sunny Retirement

Originally Posted on BBC Capital By Kate Ashford 21 August 2016 Over the years he’s renovated and sold more than 120 homes, and he usually makes about $30,000 per sale. But not all of his projects have gone smoothly. Even with his extensive experience, last year, a...
Making it on his own

Making it on his own

Originally published in MoneySense Magazine. Illustration by Ryan Inzana. Gwen Omeretti and her husband Mauro lead jam-packed lives. Ever since they retired last fall, they’ve filled their days with bridge tournaments, baseball games and travel. But as much as they...
Renovation: Profiting from Real Estate

Renovation: Profiting from Real Estate

Originally Posted in BBC Capital Mark Ferguson has been buying and selling houses for profit since he graduated from university 15 years ago. “That house would have taken about $100,000 more to fix it up, so I just decided to sell it at a loss” Over the...
New Love: A Retirement Dream – or Nightmare?

New Love: A Retirement Dream – or Nightmare?

Originally Posted on BBC Capital You’ve found true love in your 60s. It might be a dream come true, but there’s far more to consider than just companionship. By Kate Ashford 1 June 2016 After she lost her second husband in 2007, Edie Tolchin started dating again at...
The Surprising Downside of a Sunny Retirement

The Surprising Downside of a Sunny Retirement

Originally Posted on BBC Capital You’re tired of winter. But before you move somewhere warm to retire, consider this. By Kate Ashford 21 March 2016 Kathy McCoy and her husband, Bob Stover, retired to Arizona from their home in California six years ago. It’s not...