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5 Types of Keepsake Books to Pass Down to Your Family

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on June 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM
One of the best ways to preserve your family history is creating a keepsake book about your family, a lasting gift for future generations. There are many avenues you can take to create one, from a scrapbook to a family recipe book to hiring a printer to create one for you! Below you’ll find 5 different types of keepsake books you can pass down to your family: 1. Journal A journal, or diary, can be one of the easiest forms of passing do...

4 Types of Value Attached to Our Family Heirlooms

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on June 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is a family Heirloom? Heirlooms are usually possessions passed down from generation to generation, holding a story about a piece of important family history. But not all heirlooms share the same type of value outside of your family circle. To most, that same heirloom isn’t worth much at all. That’s because everyone attaches a different value to their heirlooms, making it priceless in their mind. There are many different types of famil...

10 Ideas for Creating Your Own Family Heirloom

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on May 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As we build our families and establish ourselves in the world, many of us begin to think about our legacy. We wonder how we can make an impact on the world but ultimately, who will remember us when we inevitably pass on. If this is something you have had on your mind, you should consider creating an heirloom you can pass down to your loved ones. Heirlooms are a great way to pass down a legacy but to also impart wisdom or your most precious...

Refresh Your Home with These Spring Decorating Ideas!

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on May 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Bees are buzzing, the trees are colorful, and the air is sweet with the scent of blooming flowers. Which can only mean one thing—Spring is here! Are you itching to finally stretch your limbs and venture outside as much as I am? But as you look around, perhaps you’ve noticed your garden could use a little tender loving care, and your kitchen needs brightening up. Have no fear, Cathy & Garrett, from The Grit and Polish, can help you breat...

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 3

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on May 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is your current lifestyle? When you first moved into your home, perhaps you were a brand-new parent or bought your first house with your new spouse. Maybe the neighbors were young, too, you explored more, and you knew everyone’s name. Now the years have passed, and friends have moved to other states, or you’ve grown tired of the same old, same old. Think about a fresh start, a new opportunity to add a little zest to your lifestyle....

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 2

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on May 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Will your current financial plan support your future quality of life? As you consider rightsizing, take into account your financial state. This will be crucial to moving forward with any plans, whether that’s aging in your current home or relocating to a better fit for you. It’s important to think about not just your retirement fund but the expenses of your current home. As we age, our medical expenses grow, and it’s the same with our h...

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 1

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on May 2, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Is your world feeling cramped? Do you long to travel but have a laundry list of chores to upkeep your house? Has your house become a risk to your physical health? There are many triggers that could cause you to Rightsize but let’s not wait for a life crisis to make a change! Prepare yourself ahead of time to figure out if it’s the right time for you to Rightsize. Like other life events, Rightsizing has become an accepted rite of passage for se...

Your Quick & Easy Guide to Helping Seniors Declutter

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on April 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Helping your parent or loved one declutter without stress…is it possible? We’re here to tell you that it is! Try this step-by-step process and some of our tips for keeping stress low and efficiency high when helping a senior declutter. Step by Step: Decluttering for Seniors Following a guide or a process can help you feel less overwhelmed about decluttering. Here are 8 steps you can use to get started. Step 1: Bring it up tactfully. ...

Moving to a Smaller Home: Small Space Organization Tips for Downsizing

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on April 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM
How do you deal with moving into a smaller house? Sometimes you just need a little imagination and organization. With these tips for making your new small space work for you, you’ll soon be enjoying your new home. Adapting to a Smaller Space If you’ve been living in a big house for years, the idea of a smaller living arrangement can feel…well, stifling. It may be difficult at first, but it does get easier. Remind yourself that your new ho...

Financial Literacy for Seniors

 Posted by Robert Schmidt on April 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM
April is financial literacy month—a great time to brush up on your financial knowledge. The goal is to make informed decisions, plan for the future, spend wisely, and avoid frauds and scams. What Is Financial Literacy? Investopedia provides this definition of financial literacy: “Financial literacy is when you understand the basic concepts of saving, investing, and debt management at a level that gives you a sense of financial well-be...
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