Retirement Ranger: “Hi Yo Silver-Hairs Away!”

Category: Best Retirement Towns and States

logo_rangerThere’s a new retirement calculator in town, and this one is proud to be wearing a brown hat. The Retirement Ranger’s motto says it all: “Hi Yo, silver-hairs, away!” (Thanks to OldNassau for that great motto).

Retirement Ranger is a Free new interactive calculator that delivers an instant, personalized list of best places to retire. Answer 11 questions and you will be emailed an instant, free report. Use your Topretirements user name and password to sign up, or create a new one if you aren’t already registered. You can retake the quiz as often as you would like – it’s free and there is no obligation.


We developed this new quiz as a quick and fun way to tap the huge amounts of data that you and our editors have accumulated in our over 400 city and town reviews.  For example, each Topretirements town has data for Jan. temperature, cost of living, housing prices, population, cultural index, type of environment (college town, mountains, lake, coastal, desert, small town, etc.), and region.  By selecting the criteria that are most important to you, the quiz uses the database to come up with your personalized list of towns and 55+ communities in or near those towns.  There is even an option to send an email to friends to tell them about Retirement Ranger.

A word of caution.  Please resist the temptation to get overly specific the first time you take it.  With only 400+ best places to retire, the more specific you get the higher the chances that will will get no or very few choices. So just pick 1 or 2 very important criteria the first time (select “No Preference” for the rest). Then, if you see too many choices, retake the quiz with fewer “No Preferences”.

To take the quiz you will need a user name and password. If you haven’t already created a user name at Topretirements, just make one up. If you don’t remember your old user name and password, go to our Help page to have them sent to you.  If you wish to create a new user name and password, you must have a different email address that what you originally signed up with.

For more information and tips about the quiz, check out “About this Quiz“.

Posted by Admin on June 4th, 2009

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