Nov. 6. Welcome , to our weekly newsletter.  Today's issue features  our article on the reasons why a small town retirement might be for you. It features 10 towns as prime examples.
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Small towns for retirement
A lot of small towns have big things to offer to retiring boomers. In this article we posit 5 reasons (like the easy social connections) for why you might like to retire in one . Each reason includes  a town that is a good example. Plus we've thrown in 5 other small towns for good measure.
Beaufort, NC
Beaufort (SC) was listed as one of the top 10 small towns in today's featured article. But the other Beaufort, the port city near the Outer Banks in North Carolina, is often overlooked. It's a perfect little small town.
2014 COLA
Following the trend of the last few years, the Social Security Administration has announced a very modest increase in the 2014 COLA for its retired beneficiaries - just 1.5%. Read on for more details.
The Mood in Your State
Time Magazine's America's Mood Map is an interactive site that claims  it can show what kind of personalities dominate in each of the various states. While we think the results are a little too general to be worth much,  it is interesting. As one surprising example, West Virginia is supposedly the most neurotic state.
Jacksonville, OR
One of the original gold mining towns in Oregon, Jacksonville has over 100 buildings within its Historic District.  There are some Basque restaurants and  local wineries, along with a wonderful location in the Rogue River Valley's orchard region. The natural amphitheater is the venue for festivals and concerts.
Our friend  Ed gave Topretirements a nice compliment. He said he thought our Advanced Search is a a great database and resource  - the best retirement calculator he's seen.  In fact he went on to say in his opinion it is way more useful than our Retirement Ranger. Thanks Ed!
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