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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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The ultimate 55+ lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of is now available at Valencia Sound in sunny Boynton Beach, Florida. Discover the beau...

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Valencia Bonita by GL Homes introduces a new standard of 55 + living in Bonita Springs, on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Homeowners can...

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Quaint Cottage Living, in your hometown. Slow down & relax by the pool or escape to the nearby trails. Get a little local shopping do...

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Traditions of America at Lititz is an award-winning 55 and older community located in the rolling hills of Lancaster County.  The co...

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Located near one of America's top college towns - Chapel Hill, NC - Fearrington Village is a planned community of nearly 2000 people, cra...

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As Gays Age, Retirement Communities Become Next Challenge

Category: LGBT Retirement

December 17 — Gays and Lesbians in America have overcome many barriers and achieved more tolerance in many areas of their lives. Society is generally more accepting, workplaces have changed to accommodate domestic partner rights, even the armed forces are less restrictive. But as baby boomer gays and lesbians (LGBTs) begin to retire in large numbers, they are finding that retirement communities are the next frontier. (more…)

Posted by Admin on December 17th, 2007

TR’s Owner Has Property Tax Op- Ed Published in New York Times

Category: Financial and taxes in retirement

December 16 — It’s a very exciting day for John Brady, owner of Topretirements.com: his Op-Ed feature on the need for Property Tax Reform, Time to Retire the Property Tax, was featured as an Op-Ed in the Connecticut section of today’s Times.
The thesis in his Op-Ed is that archaic property tax laws are not only unfair, but that they also hurt education budgets. (more…)

Posted by Admin on December 17th, 2007

Best Holiday Presents for the New Retiree

Category: General Retirement Issues

One of the benefits of retirement is it opens up new possibilities for gifts. Whether it is for yourself, a friend, or a loved one; here are some ideas for holiday gifts that are fun and appropriate for the retiree’s new station in life. In fact, in case you get asked to make a retirement speech, your friend might like the present better than your speech.

Golf – Lots of people get more serious about golf in retirement. Check out these ideas:
Medicus swing trainer. If you have a perfect swing this tool stays in one piece. If you are like me, it breaks in 2 pieces at the end of the backswing. Get it to stay in one piece and you have trained the perfect swing. (more…)

Posted by Boomer1 on December 10th, 2007

Best Outdoor Retirement Towns in America

Category: Best Retirement Towns and States

If you have been hankering to retire to a place where the great out of doors is, well, right out your door, there is a new book you might want to pick up.  “Best Outdoor Towns” by Sarah Tuff & Greg Melville. The authors researched the best outdoor towns by looking at access to state and national parks; pristine outdoor areas; lakes and rivers; plus recreational activities like windsurfing, hiking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, fishing, and more. Just to make sure that these are outstanding communities from other viewpoints, they also factored in (more…)

Posted by Boomer1 on December 3rd, 2007