Sandra Beckwith

Freelance Writer

Sandra Beckwith has been a freelance writer long enough to have a vested interest in the retirement topics she writes about. She also writes regularly on personal finance, small business, and supply chain and logistics topics.

Articles by Sandra Beckwith

A couple enjoying the benefits of gardening
4 Min. Read

The Age-Defying Benefits of Gardening 

Looking for a retirement hobby that’s good for your body and soul? Gardening offers a range of physical and mental health benefits, especially when you know how to minimize the inevitable physical issues associated with aging.

Woman making a financial wellness checklist
5 Min. Read

Your Financial Wellness Checklist

Assessing and evaluating your financial wellness will help you make informed decisions about funding the kind of lifestyle you want in retirement.

Man about to check paragliding off his retirement bucket list
4 Min. Read

How to Create Your Retirement Bucket List

Deciding what to put on your retirement bucket list can be a challenge. It can also be the first step to your next big adventure. Here's how to do it.

older couple in kitchen
4 Min. Read

6 Tips for Adjusting to a Fixed-Income Lifestyle

Life on a fixed-income life can take some getting used to, these tips will help you adjust and thrive on a budget.

Woman looking at homeowners insurance policy on laptop
3 Min. Read

A Guide to Homeowner’s Insurance

There's more to know about homeowner's insurance than the amount of your policy's monthly premium.  Learn more about coverage and types.

Couple Wondering Should I Sell My House When I Retire
4 Min. Read

Should I Sell My House When I Retire?

If you're asking, "Should I sell my house when I retire?" Your financial situation will help you determine your options.

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3 Min. Read

How Long It Takes to Get a Reverse Mortgage

Though similar to a conventional mortgage, how long it takes to get a reverse mortgage depends on a variety of factors.

Older couple retirement savings
4 Min. Read

How to Calculate Your Retirement Spending Needs

There are a variety of ways to calculate your retirement spending needs. Here's an overview to help you start planning.

Can You Lose Your Home With a Reverse Mortgage
3 Min. Read

Can You Lose Your House with a Reverse Mortgage?

You can lose your house with a reverse mortgage if you don’t meet your loan obligations, but safeguards exist to reduce that risk.

how to spot reverse mortgage scam
3 Min. Read

How to Spot a Reverse Mortgage Scam

While reverse mortgages are a legitimate way for seniors to access home equity, some reverse mortgage scam artists prey on older Americans.

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3 Min. Read

How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?

A reverse mortgage allows a qualified borrower to access their home equity. How does a reverse mortgage work? Here's what you need to know.