Traditionally, living with roommates has been the lifestyle primarily of the young and single, but more and more people in their 50s and beyond are turning to home sharing to ease the high cost of living and reduce the isolation that can occur when older adults live on their own.
Renters insurance does not cover a roommate, unless they are specifically added to a policy. But listing a roommate on a policy is widely ill-advised. Every roommate should have their own renters insurance policy so the policyholder isn't taking on risk outside their own.
As we get older, freshening up our living space is energizing, but it also becomes important to look at our home as either something that is dragging us down, or something that supports changing needs.
I moved five times during my first two years out of college, and though my apartments were in different cities with different floor plans and wildly varying rents, one of my criteria was non-negotiable: I had to have roommates.
We all make mistakes. Rooms need to be filled, sometimes quickly. We resort to Craigslist hoping those responding include their full name or email address so we can properly vet them on Facebook and Twitter before they show up to look at the apartment.
I assume your name is Corbin because of how often you scream, "My name is Corbin!" from within my walls. I'm not a man who likes confrontation. I didn't say anything when you started squatting in the attic. I didn't say anything when Mr. Tibbles disappeared.
Enjoy a "Grandchildren Day." Invite everyone's grandkids over for fun. Arts and crafts? Barbecue and slip n' slide? Embrace your inner child and come up with fun ideas for all the housemates to celebrate each other's grandchildren.
Ready to join the movement of mature adults sharing housing? You'll enjoy an affordable living situation and have the chance to make friends for life! But once you have emails pouring in from people eager to create a comfortable shared-living arrangement with you, how do you choose a housemate?
It's that time of the year again where all the once "cool kids" of high school who once were witty, arrogant, over-achievers and class clowns who are now shaking in their boots as they start a new chapter as college freshman.