WANTED: A quiet senior-citizen roommate, good cook, likes to clean house, do repairs, run errands, walk the dog and pay a lot of rent to me!
In these tough economic times, many BOOMERS are looking for ways to cut their monthly expenses, so ads like the above are becoming more commonplace in senior community newsletters and on roommate websites.
It could be tough finding an agreeable roommate because other than spouses, most of us haven’t roomed with anyone since our college days. And let’s face it…….as we age, we definitely become more set in our ways.
If you decide taking in a roommate is the panacea for your monthly financial shortfall, then it’s critical to set guidelines upfront or you could end up in a situation like the “Odd Couple”.
Some basic topics that should be covered in writing are:
read all about it via Adventures in Retirement: Roommates.