Dec. 7.  Welcome, to this week's newsletter.   We have been enjoying the spirited Comments made everyday  to the Blog.  Here is a link to the 44 Comments made (so far!) to last week's "10 Years Later: What We Learned in Retirement" article.
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Billings offers nearby mountains, the Yellowstone River, a university, and cultural institutions like the Alberta Bair Theater.  Plus an extensive system of parks and trails.
College towns can offer great retirement experiences. All kinds of cultural and sports opportunities, plus a vibrant atmosphere with cool shops and restaurants. Here is a link to Part 1 of our 4 Part series, which has pros and cons and great suggestions on where.
Here is another great little town for retirement we didn't know about until a few weeks ago. Some friends tipped us off to this walkable and charming town 90 minutes from DC. It has a college and a brand new co-housing community too!
The bloom is off the rose of seaside real estate.  Home sales are growing 25% slower than the rest of the market as buyers get nervous about flooding, insurance, and more frequent inundations.  Some experts are predicting a coming bust in the  market that is worse than 2008's.
There is always a fascinating array of different Comments to our various Blog articles, like "How People Who Live in HOAs Feel About Them".  But the problem is that unless you subscribe to our Daily Digest they are hard to see - sometimes the conversations continue for years.  Check out the Blog and scroll through the comments after every article.
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