Living: Retiring Better for Less
By: Charlotte Demontigny
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary,
the word frugal characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of
resources. What do I mean by frugal living, retiring better for less?
When looking for Cheap Places to Retire, you can find affordable
housing in charming and quaint neighborhoods; whether it is small
college towns or large cities, this is the starting point to begin
your retirement years.
Once you have selected your ideal place to retire, you can begin to
engage in frugal living. Frugal and cheap are not mutually exclusive.
Finding an affordable place to retire can then allow you to live
frugally, so that you can comfortably enjoy your retirement years.
For example, you can retire to a large city such as New York and still
find ways to limit expenses. With free live concerts in Central Park,
the Farmers Market, museums, zoos, parks, botanical gardens, and a
variety of recreational activities available, you can easily live
comfortably in this great city.
Frugal does not necessarily mean cheap. Seniors have a wealth of
opportunities available to them. Local libraries offer DVDs and CDS in
every genre, flea markets, senior citizen centers that offer visits to
various historical venues, and cultural attractions that offer a
variety of discounts as well.
While New York is just an example, every city in the U.S. offers a
retiree the same opportunities for frugal living. The package may be
different, but the contents are still the same.
For those who live frugally in large cities, buying clothes at
consignment or thrift shops; traveling during off-peak seasons;
purchasing groceries in bulk; winterizing their home; and using energy
efficient appliances are just some of the cost-effective methods
utilized to save money. Thus, finding a cheap place to retire is the
first step living frugally completes the circle.In addition, there are retirees who
have a specific interest either in education or recreation that may
allow them to participate part-time. This additional revenue can
easily supplement their pension but, more importantly, become involved
in the community by offering their expertise in one area or another.
Whether they work on campus or set-up their own stand at a farmers
market, there are innumerable choices for retirees to become fully
integrated in any city or town they choose.
Thus, frugal living is the catalyst for finding cheap places to
retire; whether it is a large metropolitan city or a small college
town, the possibilities are endless.
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