Welcome to Topretirements Best Places Newsletter for November 5. Whew, Election Day in the US is behind us, and maybe we will even have a winner soon! Our hope is that now we can start listening to one another and come back together as one nation.
The results of our Social Security IQ Test are a highlight of this issue. Only one half of our Members could answer correctly three critical questions on maximizing Social Security benefits.
Homebuilders in the 55+ market are surprisingly optimistic these days. The National Association of Homebuilders issued a press release with statistics showing confidence in every component of the 55+ housing market - single family, condos, and rentals - was at an all time high. More>>
Our latest version of the SS IQ Test was instructive - to us, and we hope you too! Over 300 people have taken it so far, with an average score of 62%. A key finding: many members misunderstand key benefits and how to maximize them. Here are the answers to each question - and the results for each. Take the Test Again >>
As the Full Retirement Age gradually increases to age 67 and Medicare premiums go up, the share of pre-retirement income replaced by Social Security is falling. Meanwhile, 401(k) balances are increasing. Here is what is happening. More>>
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