Find the perfect retirement location – without losing your nest egg!

You have big plans for your retirement.

Whether you want to explore new interests, travel more, meet new people, start a business, or relax, you wonder if a new location would better support your vision.

But you aren’t sure moving to retire is the right decision. Plus, if you did move, where would you go? The last thing you want to do is lose the money you worked so hard to earn and save on a move you may – or may not – regret. On top of all that, how would you even begin to navigate the chaos of moving to a new location?

I understand what you’re going through – and I’m here to help!

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Hi, I’m Margaret Vandergriff.

I founded Your Place Finder in 2017 to help retirees and almost retirees like you anticipate and overcome the pitfalls and challenges – and reap the rich rewards – of finding the perfect location to move for retirement.

I finally found and moved to my perfect retirement location after three failed moves in five years using a system I created by applying the skills I’d honed over 30 years as a grant consultant and coach to nonprofit organizations.

This system – the Spark System – blends custom prospect research, strategic planning, and 1:1 consulting and coaching to guide you from deciding to move (or not), to finding your perfect location, to navigating your move and transition with ease!

When we work together, you can look forward to:

  • Achieving peace of mind about your decision to move for retirement.
  • Ending (at last!) the fruitless search for your perfect location to retire.
  • Relaxing while a seasoned professional produces a custom-researched report detailing your top prospective locations to retire, based on your specified criteria.
  • Going from totally stressed out to cool as a cucumber about your move.
  • Preserving your nest egg so you can fully enjoy your retirement.
  • Finally living the life you’ve spent years dreaming about.
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What Clients are Saying

Margaret has a tremendous system in place to help you find your dream location. Based on our wants, she found places we would never have thought of. The way she presents the finished package makes it so easy to go deeper into the information. And she's delightful to work with! My only regret is not finding Margaret earlier. She would have saved us so much money, time and energy. I highly recommend Your Place Finder if you're thinking of relocating. You won't be disappointed!

- Susan Weber and Matthew Schwartz

I recommend Margaret to anyone that is ready to make a move and would like some help finding a suitable new place to live. I love that Margaret did the research for me! I appreciate that she researches and identifies places to live customized to the client's needs and that she was willing to dig deeper on other things as we went along.

-Sadie Carrico, Professional Counselor and Life Coach

Margaret is genuinely committed to your moving journey. She has a wealth of great questions and is a sincere listener. She is very thorough at researching your options and provides you with all the answers you need to be comfortable with your decision to move. You will get more than what you paid for with Margaret!

-Birgit Schulz, Transitions Coach

"It feels like home in this place and in this city. The people here are friendly and welcoming. I have to say that I haven’t missed Houston one day, not one... I've had daydreams about this since I was a teenager. I just didn’t know where or when that would be."

-Angela and Jim Kanuth

“I recommend Margaret’s program to anyone who feels overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to relocate. Margaret is very easy to talk to and asks good questions that made me consider different criteria than I may have considered otherwise.”

-Stacie Meyer, Money Mindset Coach

"I was floundering around knowing that I wanted to move, but not knowing where to start. Margaret helped me crystallize my priorities and give me the tools to find my happy place. Thank you, Margaret!”

-Beth Nelson, Technical Writer

"Margaret helped me think through what I really want in my community and make the best the decision for the kind of life I want to lead. Without this process, I probably would have just moved to the first place that seemed like kind of a fit. Highly recommended!!"

-Bryn Bamber, Mental Health Professional, CCEP

What are you waiting for?

Head over here to learn how I can help you figure out if, where, and how to tackle the move to your perfect retirement location without draining your savings, regretting your decision, or losing your marbles!