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Best Overseas Places To Retire

June 12, 2018

The newsletter International Living is out with its latest annual ranking of the best places outside the U.S. for U.S. citizens to retire. The ranking is compiled based on reports from the publication’s writers and reporters. As with all such rankings, what’s good for one person isn’t necessarily good for you. Examine carefully the reasons […]

Best Places to Retire: The Trouble With Surveys

February 22, 2018

When I discuss how to decide where to live in retirement, I recommend that people not pay much attention to surveys and rankings. I’ve seen many of them over the years. While they’re interesting, a survey ranking doesn’t help an individual make a decision. You probably don’t give factors the same priority or weighting as […]

25 Scenic Places to Retire

November 20, 2017 has a unique “places to retire” list. The list pays some attention to health care and safety, but it seeks to identify the 25 most scenic places to retire. The list includes all kinds of views, from rural areas to cities. There are mountains, woodlands, beaches, downtown areas, and more. Lots of nice photos. […]

Retirement Locations to Consider

July 19, 2017

Longtime readers know that I caution against using lists of “best places to retire.”What’s appealing and important to the editors of a list might not be to you. I link to them, however, so you can see a sampling of what’s available and the reasons people give for favoring different places. This list is a […]

Best and Worst Cities for Successful Aging

April 26, 2017

The Milken Institute’s rankings of localities is different from others directed at retirees. MI ranks areas based on successful aging. Unlike the others, it looks at a wide range of data that costs a lot to gather and process. It doesn’t focus on weather and activities, though those can be factors. A key distinction of […]

Best Places to Retire

April 26, 2017

Most people don’t move after they retire. But if you’re thinking of moving and can go anywhere, consider this list of best places to retire from It includes the home of one of my alma maters, Clemson, South Carolina. Unlike most such lists, it doesn’t rank the locations. Instead, it lists the editors’ top […]

Why Americans Move? The Retirement Impact

January 6, 2015

Most people don’t move in retirement. About 80% or more stay close to where they lived in the decades before retirement. But there are many people, retired and otherwise, who move each year. Reports by two moving companies reveal why many people move: warmer temperatures and more affordable homes. The top states people are leaving […]

The Retirement Nomad Life

October 22, 2012

One way to live in retirement for at least a few years is to sell your home and most of your possessions and spend your time traveling, staying in one place for an extended period. The Wall Street Journal today has an article by a woman who’s living that way with her husband. They rent […]

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