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Cadence at Lansdowne is a brand new 55+ active adult community offering a vibrant lifestyle in Lansdowne, Virginia. It's where you can ha...

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Cresswind Wesley Chapel is a vibrant, brand new 55+ active adult community Located just 40 minutes from Charlotte City Center.  Wesl...

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Birchwood at Brambleton is an exciting new community for active adults 55+ located in the heart of Loudoun County, and is intentionally d...

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Life at Heritage Shores is full of amenities, activities and social opportunities. When you live here, each day can be as active or laid ...

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Cresswind Charleston is Charleston-area's BEST active adult lifestyle community. Cresswind inspires active adults to live life to the ful...

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Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.  Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined ...

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Sept. 22, 2022 — Thanks to the pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and other factors, inflation is raging here in the U.S. and everywhere in the world. While early estimates are the 2023 Social Security COLA will be one of highest in history at 8.7%, that will not be enough for the millions of retirees who are living on a shoestring. To help with that, we have assembled a collection of tips our Members have provided in the past. We hope you will add more of your own in the Comments section below (and thanks to Grace for suggesting this topic!) Note that these are just a fraction of the fabulous ideas our Members have posted over the years. Check out the articles listed at bottom for hundreds more!

Sell stuff. Darla suggests: Downsizing by selling stuff didn’t appeal to me, but a friend has an Ebay store. He takes care of anything I ask him to sell, and I give him 30% (the stuff would have gone to the trash or thrift store anyway).

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What It Is Like to Retire in Chestertown

Chestertown is small town of about 5,000 that is east of Baltimore on the Delmarva Peninsula, northeast of Annapolis on the Chester River.  The population is growing as more people consider it a quiet alternative to places like St. Michaels. In the mid-eighteenth century Chestertown was considered Maryland's second leading port after Annapolis. Chestertown is home to Washington College, the 10th oldest college in the U.S. The College has a large campus as you enter town... more >>

State: Maryland

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What It Is Like to Retire in Edmonds

Edmonds is a beautiful city on the northwest coast of Washington State. The population was 42,853 (2020 Census). The ferry leaves here to cross Puget Sound to Kingston. From Edmonds you not only have a view of Puget Sound but you can also see the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range. This is a spectacularly beautiful place with tremendous recreational opportunities as well.  It is one of the more affluent towns in the state of Washington... more >>

State: Washington

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Phoenixville

Phoenixville is an old town of about 16,000 near Valley Forge.  It was once famous for manufacturing, including steel.  Photo of restored Phoenix Iron Works courtesy of Wikipedia and J Clear; photo of Bridge Street courtesy of Wikipedia and Dough4872, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/ photo of Phoenixville Mural courtesy of Wikipedia and Phoenixville Historical Society(public domain)... more >>

State: Pennsylvania

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What It Is Like to Retire in Norfolk

Norfolk is a port city on the coast of Virginia, the second largest city in the state.  The population is almost 250,000. It is considered the cultural and commercial center of the region.  It is a major port and the Norfolk Naval Station is a big part of the economy and the largest naval base in the world. NATO's defense headquarters are here.  The city has had its share of urban blight although there are efforts to resuscitate that... more >>

State: Virginia

 
 
 
 

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