June 4, 2013 — Thanks to the 41 (and counting) creative members who took the time to provide suggestions for future Topretirements surveys, polls, and articles. Besides giving us solid direction on the areas we should concentrate on to serve you better, you have thought of ideas that we never would have! Note: As the weeks pass since we wrote this summary, we have developed articles on many of these topics. Where we have done that, we have included a link to the article.
Our plan is to write about the the top ideas in the coming weeks, starting with the one we just finished, “12 Steps to Successful Downsizing“. Many of these ideas don’t lend themselves to online surveys – but they are perfect as vehicles to generate member comments. And since your comments are so interesting, please comment away. If anyone cares to submit quotes about your experiences on any of these topics for inclusion in future articles, feel free to email us! Lastly, on those topics mentioned that we have previously written about, we are providing a link so you can satisfy your early curiosity.
Here were the top ideas
Downsizing and Moving (see new article, “12 Steps to Downsizing Success“)
Snowbird Pairs (the best combinations of winter and summer residences)
– See the article we just wrote following up on this suggestion: “Your Best Place to Retire: Ideal Snowbird Combinations“. Also”Snowbirds Leaving for the Winter Checklist“.
Renting (How to find, for the winter, or permanently)
– See Buy, Rent, or Stay
Affordable Communities (Including what to expect to pay for various components)
See “10 Very Affordable and Highly Livable Communities”
““Sandy’s Adventures: How to Find an Affordable Community for the Winter””
Retirement for Single People (also for women)
– See Best Retirement Places for Singles
Local Culture and Diversity
Experiences Selling Your Home
Co-housing (See Co-housing article)
Scenic Places to Retire
Retirement with Children
Survey Real Prices Paid to Live in a Community
Buying Health Care Insurance (See “Your Early Retirement: What Are You Going to Do About Health Insurance“)
How to Find a Good Financial Advisor (see “Why, And How, to Pick Your Financial Advisor“)
Comments: Do you have more ideas for future surveys, polls, and articles – we would love to see them. You can post them in the Comments section below. And if you want to comment about your experiences with any of these topics so we can use it in a future article, feel free!