Advantages of Moving into a 55+ Park: How to Enjoy Your Retirement Even on a Budget

Advantages of Moving into a 55+ Park: How to Enjoy Your Retirement Even on a Budget

by Jerry Minchey


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Advantages of Moving into a 55+ Park: How to Enjoy Your Retirement Even on a Budget by Jerry Minchey

If you're retired, or thinking about retirement, this is one book you'll want to be sure to read. You'll learn the advantages (and disadvantages) of 55+ communities, plus just about everything else you need to know before you make a decision about how you want to spend your retirement. You'll learn about the different types of 55+ parks, where to find the best deals, how to get the best prices and how to avoid pitfalls.
You'll find checklists to use when inspecting homes in 55+ parks, a whole chapter on tips about how to negotiate the best price (great for people who don't like to negotiate), and you'll learn how to know when it's best to walk away from a deal.
Some other things covered in this informative book include:
* What is it Like to Live in a 55+ Park
* Where is the Best Place to Retire?
* How Much Will it Cost?
* Pitfalls to Avoid
* How to Find the Best Parks
* How much do Homes in a 55+ Park cost?
* Buyer Checklist
* HOA Fees, Insurance, Property Taxes, Maintenance, and Other Fees
* Ways to Earn Extra Money without the Internet
* How to Make Extra Money with Your Computer and the Internet
This book was written to show you enjoyable and affordable ways to retire. It outlines the advantages of living in a 55+ community -- plus information on a few other popular retirement options. The book also includes three bonus chapters describing other low-cost retirement options -- Living in Costa Rica, Living full-time in an RV, and living in two different places.
Best of all, you will learn how to get the most for your money and not get burned when you make the move to the enjoyable and fast-growing 55+ retirement community lifestyle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984496822
Publisher: Stony River Media
Publication date: 08/08/2014
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Jerry Minchey is the author of several books. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, an MBA from USC, and an OPM degree from Harvard Business School. He worked for NASA on the Apollo moon mission and worked for many years as a computer design engineer.

He has owned several engineering and marketing businesses. Now semi-retired, he is the founder and editor of two Internet subscription websites: and

As an engineer and a business major, he looks at problems from both a logical standpoint as well as an economic and financial standpoint.

That's the approach he takes when analyzing the pros and cons of moving into a 55+ community. He also draws from his first hand experience of living in 55+ parks. His parents owned and lived in 55+ parks for 15 years, buying and selling homes along the way.

With numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends retiring and moving into 55+ parks over the years, he had a world of knowledge and experience to draw on when he set out to research and report on the advantages of moving into a 55+ park.

He presently lives full-time in his motorhome and travels between the North Carolina mountains in the summers and the Florida beaches in the winters-plus several side trips throughout the year. He says, "Home is wherever I park it."

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