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How To Live Life Fully With An Empty Nest

Now that the kids are all grown up, it’s time to fill your time with exciting new possibilities that life has to offer.



When your youngest finally leaves home to live on his or her own, it can be an emotional time. Being a parent has been a central part of your life, but now that your kids are adults, the house is suddenly empty, and you’ve got a lot of free time on your hands.

But this is also the time to bring the focus back to yourself and get to checking off the items on your bucket list. An empty nest is a great time to find new hobbies and become more in tune with yourself. Don’t know what to do just yet? Here are some exciting experiences you can try that can end up becoming fun and rewarding activities.


1. Spend more time with your spouse

When was the last time you went on an extended vacation for two? Now that your kids have moved out of the house, it’s a great time to reconnect with the one you love. Whether it’s on a super romantic date to finally see a performance of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, or a three-month cruise to see more of the world together, this is your chance to spend more quality time with your better half.


2. Renovate your home

An empty nest is not only the perfect time for some spring cleaning, it also means you now have the extra space to redecorate! Start by going through every room in your home to see what needs upgrading. Better yet, get rid of some clothes and other items you’re no longer using; you can bag them up and donate them to a local charity. You can also consider repainting or remodeling your home. Whether you’re just updating fading wallpaper or planning more serious renovations for your home, now is the perfect time to do it.


3. Learn something new

The thought of going back to school isn’t for everyone, but it can also mean doing something fun like learning to play a new instrument like the violin, cello or flute; learning a new foreign language like French or Japanese; or getting to know more about the arts through painting, sculpting, or a writing workshop. For the more academically-inclined, it’s always an exciting challenge to finally get a Master’s Degree or PhD.


EastWest Bank helps you achieve all these exciting new experiences by letting you prepare for it financially, even before the time comes. By setting aside a little bit of your savings as early as now, EastWest Bank can further grow your finances with its Peso Time Deposit, which offers a higher interest rate versus other competitive banks in the country. It has one of the highest published rates at 3.25% interest per annum in the market (*Rates are as of Feb. 18, for time deposits of Php2 million and terms as short as 30 days). Those who open an EWB Peso Time Deposit are issued time deposit certificates to confirm placement, and EastWest Bank checks in with clients to remind them about maturity to make sure that client’s instructions are carried out in a timely manner. You’ll always be up-to-date on your financial status.


Enjoy less risk and more security compared to other investments! The EWB Peso Time Deposit provides flexible terms of 30 days to up to 5 years for a minimum initial deposit of just Php10,000 and can offer pre-termination (with minimal fees) should emergency needs arise – ideal for young families, empty nesters, or retirees with excess funds to put aside and grow, so they can be secure in their life’s journey. Visit EastWest Bank’s website for more details.