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Investing for Retirement

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Savvy people plan ahead so they are financially stable enough to retire in comfort and yet still young and healthy enough to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  Purchasing property or real estate can be a lucrative and exciting way to invest in that retirement plan.  There are companies out there available, eager and ready to help initiate and secure an investment in real estate to get a retirement plan underway and maximize the earning potential essential for a healthy, successful, long-lasting retirement portfolio.

Dealing directly with tenants and landlords to ensure that both sides of the real estate deal are equally satisfied, these companies are committed to serving clients with experience and the utmost dedication. One of the many experienced property managers within the company will start the process by identifying the unique criteria and conditions of each and every client, ensuring their individual needs are met, whether they are a first time investor or a seasoned and well experienced investor looking to increase their already extensive real estate portfolio.

A property management company can also provide a fast and simple tenant eviction service for landlords if rent is not being paid, the property has been damaged, illegal and criminal activities are taking place within the property, or the property is to be sold or renovated.  This can be a stressful, distasteful, expensive, time-consuming and even potentially dangerous experience for property owners, one that is best left to the professionals of a property management company.   Tenant eviction rules  must be followed explicitly to avoid complications and prevent the waste of valuable time and money for both the property owner and the property management company.

Whether the goal is to increase the value of a real estate portfolio for retirement income, start a new investment portfolio in real estate, get help evicting undesirable tenants, become part of the landlord referral program to benefit from  an exclusive contact list of qualified general contractors, or to view and choose a home from the extensive list of available properties  including rentals,  contact a property management company  for more information or to set up an appointment to take advantage of their incredible array of services.

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Retirement Woes: “Is Today Tuesday or Wednesday?”

Since retiring last April, it seems I never know what day of the week it is.  I rely on my fifteen year old son’s school and hockey schedule to keep me somewhat on track.  My other two sons are older, can drive themselves around and so keep track of their own schedules.  The rest of the side effects of retirement are all positive…

To start, I spent a lot more time doing the things I had previously called hobbies…

I have read more books in the past year than I did in the previous 25 years combined.  My favorite was the Millenium trilogy from  Stieg Larsson; the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Girl that Played with Fire, and the Girl that Stepped on the Hornet’s Nest.   I had a hard time putting these books down once I started reading them, the suspenseful storyline and believable characters were gripping, from the beginning of the first book to the last pages of the third book.   Yes, I did read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, but it didn’t rate nearly as high in my books (pun intended!)  and by the third one I found the plot to be quite predictable and boring.

My other hobby was gardening, currently moved to the front burner in the form of a new business called Gardens4u.  This was a no brainer for me as I had spent many previous gardening seasons volunteering my green thumbs to friends, family and neighbours.  I now do gardening on a full time basis from April to October, depending only on Mother Nature for restrictions.

I was also able to spend more time at our family cottage, and what a summer it was for living lakeside.  The water temperature was the warmest it has ever been; I’m sure I spent more time in the lake than I have in the previous 10 years combined.

In the last half of 2011 and throughout 2012 I discovered first hand the health benefits of a wheat-free diet.  Just recently I began to share my knowledge with friends and family concerned about the same health issues.  Please share your knowledge on this important subject by visiting my blog…

Lorieb resides in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.  Please check out her website at  for gardening information and pictures, a blog, an online store and more.