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It took a while, but we're back. The latest housing news says home prices have recovered to where they were in pre-recession 2006. That's according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Schiller U.S. National HomePrice Index.
Astoria: Oregon
Located at the mouth of the Columbia River and very near the Pacific, Astoria's early visitors included Lewis and Clark.  People love the cute downtown and restaurants.
There was a startling decline in dementia rates between 2000 and 2012 - 24%!  As reported in JAMA Internal Medicine, the decline is attributed to 2 fairly surprising reasons.
If you are looking to retire to a city or live near one, Philadelphia is worthy of consideration. There is mass transit, walkability, and so much to see and do.  PA is fairly retiree-friendly too.
For the last 10 years your editor has not only been retired, he's been writing about it too. Hundreds of articles later, what, if anything, has he learned? Here are his top 10 tips for preparing for a happy retirement.
In this, the 5th installment of Betty's Mobile Lifestyle series, she tackles the planning that goes into getting on the road. Where to buy your rig, the kinds of resources that can help with routes, and where to stay. As always, Betty is mighty entertaining.
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