Whether you live near us in the Pacific Northwest and endure month after month of gray skies and cold rain or elsewhere in the US and grow weary of snow and slush during winter, you may want to explore the idea of becoming a snowbird!
A snowbird is someone who migrates from colder regions to warmer ones during the winter season. They usually have a second home or a rental property in a place like Florida, Arizona, or California, Texas or abroad where they can enjoy the sunshine and the outdoor activities
Becoming a snowbird has many benefits. You can avoid the winter blues and boost your mood and health. You can also save money on heating bills and winter clothing. You can explore new places and cultures and make new friends. You can have more fun and adventure in your life!
Of course, becoming a snowbird also has some challenges. You need to plan ahead and budget for your travel expenses. You need to secure or rent your home while you are away or arrange for someone to take care of your mail and plants. You need to deal with the logistics of packing and moving your belongings. Eventually you will need to adjust to living in a different environment and community but this tends to become second nature over time. If you are willing to overcome these challenges, becoming a snowbird can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. You can have the best of both worlds: enjoy your home and family during the summer and spring, and escape to your dream destination during the winter and fall.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your snowbird lifestyle today! Ask your financial advisor or schedule an appointment with us here at Robinswood to learn more about planning for this lifestyle.