Retirement Living

Retirement Dream Home Mistakes to Avoid

Rodney Brooks
July 10, 2021

Many people dream of retiring to warm weather states like Florida or Arizona and spending leisurely days golfing, fishing or walking along the beach. But those dreams can easily turn into a big retirement mistake. As great as it may feel to retire in a bucket-list destination, moving to a new home in an unfamiliar area requires a careful plan. Take care to avoid these pitfalls when relocating for retirement.

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Authored By Rodney A. Brooks

TRAFOTFBThe author tells the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank, how it grew much too quickly, why it failed and the impact on Black America. The Freedman’s Bank offered a safe depository for formerly enslaved people, expanded quickly and gained millions in deposits – mostly ranging from $5 to $50. But inexperience and corruption doomed it to failure, costing may of the small depositors their savings.

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“Rodney A. Brooks’ ‘Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap’ is one of the best written and most prescriptive books I’ve read on this prickly subject. Using powerful stats, stories and insightful wisdom, it is written from the heart, mind, body and spirit … plus years of research and thought as a mainstream journalist, Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap is revealing, humorous, instructive and sobering.” – Dr. George C. Fraser

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