Posts Written ByRichard Benedetti

Will a Granny Flat Increase my Property Value?

The number of granny flats being built across the nation at the moment is higher than it has ever been before and given the range of benefits they offer, this comes as no surprise. There are many reasons why people will look to build this kind of dwelling on their own land. This article will explore exactly what a granny flat is, and whether or not it can benefit a property by increasing its value. What Exactly Is a Granny Flat? Small granny flats have been popular for a number of years now. They are self-contained homes which are built…

Budget Shopping: How to Spend Less at the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping. The bane of a home budget’s existence. It’s something that you can’t live without, yet it can add an unnecessary amount of stress to your week. However, you don’t have to fear your weekly grocery shopping anymore, especially if you’ve been looking for different ways to crank up your budget shopping game and spend less money overall. If you’ve never planned for your grocery shopping before, no worries. You’ve come to the right place. Keep on reading for our key tips for budget shopping, and how you can truly play up your meal planning game, as well as…

Gift Ideas for Your Grandchild

Buying treats for your grandchildren whether for a special occasion, or simply just because, is one of the perks of being a grandparent. You get to spend time spoiling and indulging these little people that your own children created, without all of the responsibilities that parenting once brought. Buying suitable and age-related gifts can help them to develop their skills, and even sometimes take some of the financial pressures off of your own adult children. Younger Children Buying items for younger children doesn’t need to be expensive, considering the rate at which toddlers grow out of old items and move…

Granny Flat Plumbing

When you construct a granny flat one of the main issues is how to make the best usage of the space available. This rule goes for what happens inside the flat as well as what goes on during the construction of the flat. A challenge which so many have when building granny flats is how to access the utilities and how to ensure that the sewer system is fit for purpose. Adding additional utilities on a site also comes at a cost, and sharing the utilities with the main property can create problems. Small granny flats are a great idea…

Supplements for Seniors: What Should You Really Be Taking?

Seniors list staying active and maintaining health as key goals. Still, as people age, it becomes difficult to get the nutrients our bodies need. Seniors can fill gaps in their diet with supplements. When nutrients from food aren’t possible, supplements can fulfill that role. Your body needs the right vitamins and minerals for proper function. Worried you aren’t getting the right nutrients in your diet? Here are the six best supplements for seniors. 1. Multivitamin A great way to get a solid base of vitamins and minerals is with multivitamins. They support seniors to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Multivitamins provide vitamins and minerals…

How to Make a Smooth Transition Into Senior Living

When it’s time to move into a senior living facility, or help your loved one do so, it can be a stressful process. It’s not just financial—although care in Canada can cost around $6,000 per month (before insurance), you don’t want to pick a facility just based on price. Selecting a retirement home is important as the right home can ease the transition from your previous life into retirement life. The transition can take some time, so it helps to understand the process. To learn more, keep reading to find a few top tips that can ease the transition into…

The Health Benefits of Solar Energy

Did you know that the US is the second-leading emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world? In 2018 alone, it produced 5.41 gigatons (GT) of CO2, accounting for 15% of global emissions. It’s second only to China, which produced almost twice more (10.06 GT). The majority of the US’ carbon footprint comes from energy-related activities. About 75% of CO2 emissions arise from burning fossil fuels for energy. By contrast, solar energy emits far less CO2 than fossil fuel-based energy. This makes it cleaner and greener, which is why it’s also healthier for all living things. On that note, we…

3 Things to Consider When You’re Planning Your Retirement

Regardless of what age you are, it’s never too early to start planning your retirement. When you give up work, you have the opportunity to live your dreams and spend your time doing the things you love. However, you’ll only be able to live you dream lifestyle if you’ve prepared effectively. With this in mind, take a look at three critical things you need to consider when planning your retirement: 1. Finances When you’re no longer working, you won’t have a regular income to rely on, which means you need to calculate your financial needs in advance. Paying into a…

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

Hair loss can occur due to several reasons. For example, certain drugs such as those used in chemotherapy can cause your hair to fall out. Some diseases, such as alopecia areata, can also cause hair loss, usually in patches. The good news is that there are treatments available that can reverse or slow down the process. For instance, there are medications that can help with hair growth. Scalp micropigmentation is another option. If anything, it’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your appearance. Thinking of getting it done? Want to learn more about the process? Then be sure to…

Where to Store a Boat if You Live in a Retirement Community

If you are one of the 30-million active-aging population who live in a retirement community, you likely enjoy a high standard of living. With all the amenities available, living independently as you grow older can be the best part of your life. Moving to a retirement village does require some tradeoffs. There is a degree of downsizing for many senior adults, and it’s important to find the right way to store items that don’t fit into the retirement community, such as watercraft. Unless you live in a highly specialized community, one of the things you’ll need to explore is where…