Truehold Library
Resources, articles & guides to help you live the most fulfilling life at home.
Better Living at Home
What is a Home Equity Loan?
August 2, 2022
Better Living at Home
12 Ways to Build Equity in a Home
August 2, 2022
Better Living at Home
The Sale Leaseback Process: A Guide
August 2, 2022
Personal Finance
The True Costs of Home Maintenance | Truehold
Discover how much a homeowner in the United States pays for the average homeowner maintenance cost and how to lower your annual housing expenses
May 25, 2022
Better Living at Home
7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Older Adults
Launch your spring cleaning process with Truehold’s 7 tips for older adults looking to declutter their homes.
May 12, 2022
St. Louis Events
St. Louis May 2022 Events
What's happening in St. Louis in May 2022? Check out our list of local recreational events and caregiver-focused support groups meeting this month.
May 3, 2022
Better Living at Home
How Can Universal Design Benefit You? Universal Design Perks
Truehold General Manager and Occupational Therapist Realtor, Gretchen Kingma, recently weighed in on current trends in universal design and its benefits.
April 21, 2022
Webinar
Aging at Home: Maintenance, Modifications, and Maximizing Comfort
Most homeowners spend tens of thousands of dollars a year on their homes. In this webinar, we'll show you how to live safer and stress-free, right at home.
April 15, 2022
Better Living at Home
7 Helpful Tips for Downsizing Your Home After Retirement
Settle down and prepare to make the later years of your life stress-free. These 7 tips can help older adults downsize their environment after retirement.
April 5, 2022
Family & Caregivers
Different Types Home Care Options | Truehold
In search of quality home care? Discover the types of home care available to you and your loved one and how to begin your journey with home care.
April 5, 2022
Better Living at Home
What Is a Residential Sale Leaseback?
The sale-leaseback is becoming an increasingly popular option for homeowners looking to access their home's equity without moving. Find out how Truehold's Sale-Leaseback can help you live better at home.
March 31, 2022
Better Living at Home
6 Questions to Consider When Deciding to Move
Before you decide to pack up your belongings or purchase a new home, ask yourself these questions to reflect on your reasons for wanting to move.
March 21, 2022
Personal Finance
8 Questions to Consider Before Cashing Out Your 401(k)
If you're thinking it might be time to cash out your 401(k), be sure to ask yourself these questions to set yourself up for a relaxing retirement.
March 14, 2022
Webinar
Aging at Home: Wealth, Well-Being, and Your Home
In this webinar, we'll provide you with an overview of the tools you need to unlock your equity and live better at home.
March 7, 2022
Cleveland Events
Cleveland March 2022 Events
What's happening in Cleveland, Ohio in March 2022? Check out our list of local recreational events and caregiver-focused support groups meeting this month.
February 28, 2022
Kansas City Events
Kansas City March 2022 Events
What's happening in Kansas City in March 2022? Check out our list of local recreational events, health and fitness activities, and caregiver-focused support groups happening this month.
February 28, 2022
St. Louis Events
St. Louis March 2022 Events
What's happening in St. Louis in March 2022? Check out our list of local recreational events and caregiver-focused support groups meeting this month.
February 28, 2022
Personal Finance
Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Home
Is moving to a new home on your mind? Whatever your reason may be, you want to be confident in your decision.
February 23, 2022
Personal Finance
7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selling Your Home 
Selling your home is a big decision tied to an enormous life disruption. We recommend asking yourself the following questions to guide this process.
February 14, 2022
Personal Finance
Costs of Owning vs. Renting a Home | Truehold
Homeownership is great, but also expensive. However, renting provides a little more freedom. Read on to learn about the cost of owning a home vs. renting.
February 14, 2022
Personal Finance
What Rising Interest Rates Could Mean for Your Home | Truehold
With mortgage rates increasing again, how do these higher interest rates affect homeowners looking to buy or sell their home? Read on to learn more.
February 4, 2022
St. Louis Events
St. Louis February 2022 Events
What's happening in St. Louis in February 2022? Check out our list of local recreational events and caregiver-focused support groups meeting this month.
January 29, 2022
Personal Finance
8 Tips to Lower Property Taxes in 2022
For many homeowners, property taxes are among the most financially draining expenses. Here are 8 steps you can take to lower property taxes this year.
January 28, 2022
Family & Caregivers
How to Talk to Loved Ones about Aging Safely
You want to make sure your loved ones stay safe as they age, but they don’t want to leave their home. What do you do?
January 24, 2022
Personal Finance
How to Cut Heating Costs at Home
With temperatures dropping, your energy bill is rising. Here are our strategies to help you cut heating costs and conserve energy at home.
January 14, 2022
Living in Place Resources
Katie, Elder Law Attorney
In this installment of our interview series, we chat with Katie Miles, an Elder Law Attorney with Quinn Estate & Elder Law in Manchester, Missouri. We talk about the services an elder law attorney can help you with, why it’s important to have a Power of Attorney in place, and more. 
January 8, 2022
Living in Place Resources
Dan, Estate Planning Lawyer
We spoke with Daniel Julius, an Estate Planning Specialist at Stock Legal in St. Louis, to discuss what makes a good estate plan and some common pitfalls you can avoid as you think about planning for the future. 
January 8, 2022
Better Living at Home
4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home in 2022
As we launch into the New Year, here are some some simple steps you can take in 2022 to maximize the benefits of living at home.
January 8, 2022
Better Living at Home
5 Technology Tips for Seniors Aging in Place
Today, there are numerous aging in place technologies that can help to promote personal safety, connection, and wellness from the comfort of your own home. Here are 5 tips to help you understand and navigate aging in place technologies.
January 6, 2022
St. Louis Events
St. Louis January 2022 Events
Various workshops at the Missouri Botanical Garden, a virtual job fair for veterans, local support groups for individuals and caregivers, and more! Here are the St. Louis events and resources to check out in January 2022.
January 3, 2022
Family & Caregivers
5 Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Role Strain | Truehold
While family caregiving can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be taxing. Here are 5 tips for how to deal with stress and avoid caregiver burnout.
December 22, 2021
Personal Finance
How to Get Equity Out of Your Home: Comparing the Options
When it comes to unlocking your home equity, the options can seem overwhelming. Until recently, there have been three main methods: cash-out refinancing, a home equity line of credit, or a home equity loan. Truehold's Sale-Leaseback adds a fourth option for you to consider.
December 8, 2021
St. Louis Events
St. Louis December Events
Trivia night, cooking classes, and holiday tours... St. Louis is having a lively December. Take a look at our full December events calendar and let us know how you're celebrating this holiday season!
December 2, 2021
Personal Finance
What does a divorce late in life mean for your home?
After years of sharing finances, it can be challenging to determine a fair distribution of assets, including the largest asset of all: your home. With so much financial and sentimental value at stake, how do you divide a home?
December 2, 2021
Living in Place Resources
Richard, Certified Senior Advisor
Richard Losciale is the founder of NeoSeniors Services LLC and a Certified Senior Advisor. He provides wellness, mindfulness and mentoring services to individuals over the age of 55 to help them and their families navigate the aging experience.
November 3, 2021
St. Louis Events
St. Louis November Events
Fitness classes, orchestra concerts, bingo night, aging mastery program... we've got you covered for November plans! Read more here, in our monthly St. Louis events calendar.
October 26, 2021
Living in Place Resources
Chris, Holistic Financial Planner
Chris Cooper is a licensed CPA, Insurance Agent, and Investment Advisory Representative with over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. At Serenity Wealth Management, he coaches clients on holistic financial wellbeing and planning.
October 25, 2021
Living in Place Resources
Gretchen, the OT Realtor
Gretchen Kingma is an Occupational Therapist Realtor. She combined OT and real estate to start Empowered Homes and help people better understand how to design their living spaces to support their lifestyle needs.
October 25, 2021
Better Living at Home
Benefits of Living in Place | Truehold
Is living in place better for older adults and seniors? Read on as we outline some key benefits and resources that can help you better age in place.
October 19, 2021
St. Louis Events
St. Louis October Events
We're compiling some of the best events around town each month. On the list in October are an online yoga class, jack-o-latern walk, Medicare discussion and more. Let us know which events you're excited about and what else we should include!
October 11, 2021
Personal Finance
The Cost of Medicare & Medicare Advantage
To decide which Medicare plan is right for you, it's important to understand the different costs associated with each. Here is a breakdown of standard costs you can expect.
October 7, 2021
Personal Finance
Choosing Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
The annual election period for Medicare and Medicare Advantage opens October 15 and runs through December 7. We break down the differences between the two main ways to get Medicare. 
October 6, 2021
Better Living at Home
5 Questions to Ask When Downsizing Your Home | Truehold
Downsizing can be a difficult process. We discuss in detail the 5 main questions you should ask yourself as you plan your next move.
October 1, 2021
Better Living at Home
Sale-Leaseback vs. Reverse Mortgages | Truehold
Wondering what the difference is between sale leaseback vs. reverse mortgage? Read on as we discuss why you might choose one or the other.
September 24, 2021
Personal Finance
What to Do When Facing Foreclosure | Truehold
Wondering what the available options are when facing foreclosure? We've got you covered! Read on to learn of the different alternatives.
September 24, 2021