March 20,  2013. Welcome    to this week's newsletter.  Reminder: Did you turn 70 and 1/2 last year? If so you are required to take the minimum distribution from your traditional IRA by April 1 or face a 50% penalty.
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Since we discovered in our recent poll that walkability is very important to our members, we thought we would come up with a list of 10 great places to retire with high scores from the rating site, WalkScore.com. It's a good list  with one huge surprise - which state do you think has the most on the list!
Greenville, SC
This fast-growing town in northern SC has a lot of things going for it. Those include a diversified economy, proximity to mountains and lakes, many great parks, and lovely neighborhoods. Its downtown has won Great American Main Street awards from the National Trust for Historical Preservation.
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The National Association of Homebuilders just did a survey of what prospective home buyers want, and don't want in their next home. Here's a brief report of what they found - and how they correspond to our own survey.
Evergreen, CO
Are you a city person who has always dreamed of retiring to an outdoor paradise?  A town in the mountains near a ski resort, lakes, and endless wilderness to explore? Mammoth Lakes could be for you.
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