March 25.  Welcome, to this week's newsletter.  If you are planning any retirement scouting trips this spring be sure to use our State Directories to get ideas for where to visit.  Also, thanks to the many folks who contributed Comments to the recent article on "Where Singles Are Thinking About Retiring" - great thoughts!
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Home to the University of Wyoming,  Laramie was named a best place to retire by Money Magazine. Thanks to its nearby mountains and wilderness it is a great place for people who love the outdoors.  

Your first Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) has to be taken in just a few days (April 1) if you turned 70 and 1/2 last year. The RMD pertains to your IRAs and 401(k)s, but not any Roth IRA you might have. See this article for details and penalties.

The “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands” is a popular retirement community and tourist spot. It was discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. It lies in the Sea Islands area of South Carolina near Hilton Head.

Countless boomers are worried about how they are going to survive retirement. Check out this article, which lists a dozen active communities where you can buy a home for less than $50,000.
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