How to Use Your Credit Card for a Perfect Retirement Retreat

Introduction: What is a Perfect Retirement Retreat?

A perfect retirement retreat is also a place where you will want to stay in your own home most of the time, but still be able to enjoy great meals out, entertainment and other things to do. The key is that you never have to cook or clean up after yourself, or wonder about what’s for dinner. At the same time, you are close enough for day trips or exploring nearby destinations.
So, where does one find a perfect retirement retreat?
There’s the obvious choice, of buying a vacation home that you’ll use during holidays or other times when you’ll want to be away. But the disadvantage is that you can’t take everything with you when you are on holiday. These homes may not include maid service or housekeeping staff, so they don’t allow for prolonged “home-in-a-box” vacations.
Another option is to buy an existing small company and run it yourself, but you’ll need to learn a new business. It might seem attractive to buy a small bed and breakfast or guest house, hire local staff and spend your days sitting back in the sun. But there are maintenance issues to consider, you have to deal with the staff – and at some point you’ll have to return home.

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4118 s custer rd monroe mi

What are some of the best things you can do on your way to your perfect retirement retreat?

Be prepared to pass through some spectacular nature preserves and natural beauty spots. A short drive south of Detroit is Mt. Pleasant, a suburb that is a hundred miles from the nearest city. This takes you into the second largest wilderness area in Michigan, the Huron-Clinton Metropark . There are hiking trails that climb to more than 11,000 feet (more than 2 miles high), but they are closed during harsh winters. There are three lakes to swim in, and trails that lead to many of them. There are also cabins for rent at the park.
Mt. Pleasant is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the park does not get crowded. Even in the winter, it’s only about 40% full, which is fantastic. You might also be interested in exploring or staying at any of Michigan’s glorious camping areas (there are 30).
Keep your eyes open for any opportunities that may pop up and make you aware of potential deals. I’m definitely not saying you should be “just waiting,” but I am saying there may come a time, for you or for someone you know, where you see a great opportunity to land a great deal.
It hardly ever hurts to keep an eye out for something, because it may very well become a wonderful opportunity. Over the weekend, I ran across something that I had never seen before about retiree buying. I was looking for a retirement community, and there were people that had actually taken over condominiums in these retirement communities, so they could rent them to new retirees. So, they’re living there in the same facility, but it’s not what they purchased; it’s just a way to offset their costs.

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4118 s custer rd monroe mi

Is it possible to make your first trip without spending a dime on it?

The answer is yes. You will almost certainly save money by avoiding hotels, motels and resorts, whether you plan to drive or fly. The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Detroit charges more than $400 for one night’s stay, with nothing included. But remember, the main purpose of this trip is to pick the best place for your retirement retreat. You are looking for the right community to live in, not just a cozy place to visit.
This is the time to look for a place that offers all the amenities you want. If you live in a house or condo of your own, consider whether you have these amenities:
Homes with washer and dryers in every unit.
A community pool or fitness center.
Whole-house air conditioning, freezing your milk before you serve it to your poodle. (Also, look for a place where you can jog on just about any road. Nothing feels worse than running in winter. And if your dog is obese, you’ll find that you can’t jog.)
A tennis court. (Not just for exercisers, but for people who are good at tennis and want to get together with others.)
Walk to the corner store or bank. (Houses on one side of the street may have a bank or drugstore on the other, but you don’t want to go all the way across town just to do your grocery shopping. You can get what you need from the local grocery store.)
Walk to the nearest office building. (If you’re going to live in a retirement community, you may want to start your retirement there. Some communities do not allow residents to sell their homes because they haven’t broken even on the sale price. Then, if you want to move, all your bills have to go with you.)

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4118 s custer rd monroe mi

Conclusion: Enjoy Your Best Trip Ever by Spending Less Money and Getting More Out of It

You can literally enjoy your best trip ever on a budget. While you will be staying at home much of the time, you don’t have to cook or clean up. You can still do all the things you like to do–and in this case, “things to do” is a polite term for “things that cost money.” You will save money and get more out of your trip by staying in a smaller community like Monroe, Michigan that is located in the middle of the state. You can drive to many other big attractions like Detroit and the Great Lakes, while still enjoying the quiet comforts of a small town.
Monroe is a friendly small town that falls neatly into the mid-Michigan category. The people are laid back, but friendly and helpful. The downtown area is bustling with activity, especially in the evenings. The streets are well lit and clean, even during the nighttime hours. That’s because Monroe takes pride in its appearance, something you also won’t find in most big cities. Monroe has a thriving arts community and plenty to see and do, without having to break your budget or take out a second mortgage on your home.
With the right person to help you, your trip will be more enjoyable, and more affordable. Monroe has the option of taking a local traveler with you on your trip, who can help you make the best of your time and money.
Like Monroe? Enjoy Your Best Trip Ever by Spending Less Money and Getting More Out of It

4118 s custer rd monroe mi
4118 s custer rd monroe mi