Gainesville Named Among Most Affordable Towns to Retire in 2019

    Gainesville Named Among Most Affordable Towns to Retire in 2019

    Earlier this year, Builder Online named Gainesville, Georgia, one of the Most Affordable Small Towns to Retire in 2019. Gainesville, known as the “Hospitality Capital of the World,” sits nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounds the calm waters of Lake Lanier. The town offers residents ample leisure and activity opportunities with an endless array of[...]

    Atlanta’s Top 25 Retirement Communities

    The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently released its list of Atlanta’s Top 25 Retirement Communities, which highlights the city’s top retirement communities as ranked by the number of residents. Village at Deaton Creek by Del Webb has landed in the No. 1 spot this year as the top retirement community in metro Atlanta. Village at Deaton Creek currently has 1,780 residents and[...]

    How to Allocate Your Savings

    If you have a retirement account in addition to other savings accounts, it can be hard to determine which one takes priority. As important as retirement accounts are, it’s also important to regularly contribute to an emergency savings account, as well as a “rainy day” fund. The percentage of your income that you contribute to each account will vary during different[...]

    Stonecrest Homes’ Featured Plan: The Oak

    Many post-retirement age buyers are ready to downsize to a smaller home that offers low-maintenance living with aging-in-place features included. The new homes from Stonecrest Homes at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake offer just that, with all lawn care and landscape maintenance included, and one-level living available. The builder’s ranch-style home plans offer wider doorways and halls with[...]

    Equifax Recommends Against Using Retirement Savings to Pay Down Debt

    Many Atlantans who are saving for retirement but have credit card debt may consider using those retirement savings to pay off the high-interest debt. According to data from the Federal Reserve, the average American household has $15,480 worth of debt, while more than 77 million Americans have debt in collections. With such a staggering amount of people in debt, it’s no[...]

    Equifax Debunks Homeowners Insurance Myths

    The experts over at the Equifax Finance blog debunk some widespread homeowners insurance myths in the recent article, “ Seven Common Homeowners Insurance Myths.” Here’s a quick review of myths one through three: Myth 1: Your policy covers injuries to contractors working on your property. Fact: In most states, your homeowners insurance many cover a part-time worker such as a babysitter or housekeeper who[...]