How can I help my parents with their retirement planning?
October 11, 2013 11:24 AM Subscribe
I am helping my parents plan their retirement by looking into possible cities and/or communities for them to settle. My father has worked in NYC for the duration of his professional career and wants to retire somewhere in the Northeast. After much internet research but very little progress, he wants to spend Sun-Tues (Oct. 13-Oct. 15) driving around DE, MD, PA, and northern VA to scope out possible areas. I have been asked to accompany him on this trip but I want to create some structure around the trip to avoid simply driving around aimlessly.
posted by allthingsconsidered to work & money (7 answers total)
My parents are concerned about taxes and want to settle in a retiree-friendly state. They want to be in the Northeast because all of my siblings are settled here. There is also a possibility that he will continue working as a consultant so an easy connection into NYC is important. Both parents are in good health and are active/mobile. They like activities such as hiking and taking scenic drives. They do not want to live in a retirement community and would prefer a condo to buying a home.
Could you suggest some areas to look into? Some possible ways to create an itinerary for this trip? It will just be my father and I on this adventure and I want to maximize the time.