December 26, 2011 — It’s that time of the year when we review what featured stories were read the most during the outgoing year. Not surprisingly, most had to do with the “best” and the “worst” lists of various kinds. One article from late 2010 explored “Dueling Retirement States – North vs. South Carolina“. A personal favorite that made the top 10 is “What Sandy Learned from 8 Years of Looking at and Visiting Active Communities“.
A limitation of this survey is that articles published earlier in the year had a head start on ones that came later. When we looked at the top 50 stories of the year we were pleased to see many useful articles get high readership – so please don’t take the Top 10 list as the only ones worth reading. You can use the News Categories on the side of this page to scan for articles that might make your retirement quest easier. That way you won’t miss practical features like “Our Best and Worst Tips for the Newly Retired“, “Why Moving to Florida Might be a Good Move – And How to Do It“, or “Why Your Best Place to Retire Might Be 2 Places“.
2. Our 2011 Worst States to Retire List (Note: We will be updating this one in early January)
Most Commented-on Articles
One of the most interesting and surprising ways to judge what is on the minds of you, or dear members, is to look at the articles you commented on the most. We say that because we never expected the 2 articles about insurance to generate so much member input. But “Boomers Can’t Get Over the Hump Long Term Care Insurance” generated 55 comments, while “Your Early Retirement: How to Get Medical Insurance” had 21. Retirement preferences, explored in “Baby Boomers Want in Their Retirement Home“, had 36 comments. “Is It Time to Rent or Buy” brought in 31 comments.
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