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Right-Sizing Without the Fear of Losing Space

Both millennials and baby boomers are starting to be drawn to a similar type of home, a smaller one. These smaller “right-sized” homes are attracting millennials to help keep the clutter out and less yard maintenance. Baby Boomers are also finding themselves moving into “right-sized” homes now that their children have grown and moved out. One problem that this second group is finding, however, is clearing the clutter that they have amassed over the years.

In a recent article from Realtor Magazine, they write that “idea of moving to a smaller space can scare people at first. Once they do, time and again, people used the word ‘liberated’ to describe their move to a smaller space, with homes requiring far less time and money to maintain.”

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Millennials As Caregivers? YES!

The media tends to be a little tough on the millennial generation. One thing you might not realize is that this group are the latest to take on the duties of “caregiver”. Over 1/4 of people who are caregivers are millennials now and that comes with it’s own set of challenges. All caregivers have a difficult job and family caregiving at any age can bring significant challenges.

A recent article from A Place For Mom addresses the particular challenges that millennials face based on their age and some of the traits associated with their generation. Here are FIVE challenges that Millennial caregivers are facing today according to the article:

1. Their caregiving duties are often invisible to their coworkers.

Financial challenges may lead millennials to be more fearful about losing their jobs because of their other responsibilities. Less than one-fifth of millennial caregivers even bother mentioning their caregiving responsibilities to their coworkers or employers. Older caregivers are more comfortable doing so, with nearly half of them putting it out in the open

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