August 22. Welcome , to our weekly newsletter.  This issue gives you some common sense tips for avoiding costly mistakes when using using social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.
In one of the most astonishing growth curves of all time, more than 1 in 7 people across the world are now using Facebook and other social media websites., up from zero 10 years ago. And while these Internet tools can greatly enrich our  retirements, they are the devil's playground for criminals and nasty people. Read these common sense tips to stay safe while you are having fun online.
Bentonville, AR
Home to exclusive Smith College in the scenic foothills of the Berkshires, Northampton combines an edgy art scene with especially nice rural scenery. Retirement here will mean cold winters but a rich intellectual life plus outstanding outdoor recreation.  All not too far from Boston or New York.
There is a spirited discussion going on over in our Blog article on Moving & Downsizing. Check out what peoples' plans are,  who they are using to move, and how they plan on downsizing.
Turrialba, Costa Rica
This cluster of 8 master planned villages and a Town Center is attractive, pleasant, and has something to offer everyone. The communities offer every type of housing option from hotels to condos to single homes. There is plenty of good shopping including a shopping mall, restaurants, and activities such as 7 golf courses.