Resource Directory Informs Consumers

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Upside of Downsizing provides free resource connections.

Folks in the process of downsizing or making other important decisions can access a wealth of free information about services and products in Upside of Downsizing’s online Resource Directory. Also, those who are helping their parents or clients will find the directory extremely useful.

The directory serves individuals 50 or older, married or single. It includes a variety of national services and products in a friendly, easy-to-navigate format that never goes into sleep mode; users access it 24/7.

“Improving the quality of life without the right tools for the job is like a fish trying to swim out of water,” says Mary Spann, Upside of Downsizing founder and president. “At Upside of Downsizing, we provide helpful ideas and insight about achieving a happy and healthy life balance, which includes connecting people with reputable professionals who can guide them on their journey.”

Topical index

Resource Directory categoriesThe Resource Directory is arranged in categories and subcategories. For example, a user who needs information about housing clicks on Housing Options. From there, he or she can select different types of housing and find professional contacts who can provide specific information.

“The Resource Directory offered by Upside of Downsizing is one of the finest I have seen. It is easy to navigate, topical and spot-on in terms of connecting 55-plus consumers to resources they need,” said Gordon Ovenshine of Seven Fields, Pennsylvania.

Ovenshine, a semi-retired higher education marketer, said he was so impressed with the directory, he forwarded it to his wife because the couple needs resources as it plans for retirement. Issues on the table for the Ovenshines include estate planning, relocation, possibly to another part of the country to be near their adult children, and concerns about health insurance.

Ovenshine said he was especially pleased to make a connection with an attorney for estate planning. The Ovenshines, in their early and mid-50s, have never had wills drafted and realize it is time to proceed.

“I am thankful to have an advocate like Upside of Downsizing,” Ovenshine said. “These are the best years of our lives, and it’s comforting to know we have an organization that has our backside. Wading through the world wide web trying to find help is not easy. This Resource Directory is like a Who’s Who of expert advisers. I highly recommend it.”

A review feature allows viewers to see what other people are saying about the companies. This way, a user can find out a lot about a company or organization before making a call or sending an email.

Companies and organizations post contact information, a description of services or products, photos, and Google maps to orient consumers to their services and products.

“Some have included a brochure, price lists, educational articles, special events, mission statement and press releases,” Spann said. “Companies and organizations can also include a video.”

The Resource Directory makes it easier for consumers to find what they need, which minimizes digital red tape. According to Netcraft, the Web statistics organization, the Internet hosts more than 625 million websites. If you input Move Managers into a search engine such as Google or Bing, a browser could get hundreds of websites and struggle to discern which one fits his or her needs.

Upside of Downsizing provides connection to pertinent companies who offer services and products, such as Financial Planning, Insurance, Healthcare and Estate Planning.

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Upside of Downsizing exists to promote the positive aspects of aging and provide valuable resources and connections.

Mary Spann

Mary Spann

Mary Spann is the founder and president of Upside of Downsizing®. In addition to her 26 years in construction, interior design, and home staging, Mary also holds college degrees in Social Work and Psychology, making her uniquely qualified to assist with the downsizing process, and helping 50 plus year olds achieve a happy and healthy life balance. Mary learned the key components of construction and interior design at an early age. Her father was a prominent custom home builder in Minnesota and Texas, and her mother was a successful interior designer and a real estate broker.
Mary Spann

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