The Importance of Estate Planning

Many people believe that estate planning is only for the wealthy. A person who owns real estate, stocks, bonds or personal effects has an estate. Everyone should have a will, as it dictates how and by whom one’s final wishes are carried out when it comes to their estate. Nobody expects to die today or […]

Why Seniors Love Central Virginia

Why Seniors Love Central Virginia

Central Virginia is considered a great place to retire—and with good reason. In fact, Money Magazine, working with Sperling’s BestPlaces.net, shows Charlottesville as Number Two on their national top-ten list of Places to Retire Young. Criteria include a thriving economy, reasonable cost of living and housing coupled with positive population and job growth. They also […]

Life in a College Town

Life in a College Town

When retiree Sharon Baiocco and just-getting-started Amber Ward moved to Charlottesville, the University of Virginia was a factor in both their choices. Baiocco, a former dean at a university in another state, and her sports-loving high-school-teacher husband, John, knew they wanted to be on the East Coast near their children in Richmond and New Jersey. […]