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 Topretirements eNewsletter
 November 2, 2011

In This Issue...

  • Live for Free as a Second Career Volunteer in Retirement
  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee
  • 2012 Part B Premium Rise Lower Than Expected
  • Biking Across the USA
  • More Reliance on Social Security Than Ever

  • We are happy to announce another improvement this week that will make it easier to read or make a comment about a particular city or community on Now the comments from our Forum that are associated with cities and communities are  also shown on their associated review pages. You can see an example at the bottom of our Sarasota review, "What They are Saying".
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    Barbara Traynor didn't know what was going to happen in her retirement, but it didn't look good. Read on to find out how an email promising room and board in exchange for meaningful volunteer work changed her life for the better.
    Just outside of Chattanooga is a tiny town at the top of a mountain. Attracted by the climate, tax environment, and a charming little town, a growing retiree population is discovering the charms of Signal Mountain.
    Click on a state to see reviews of 786 great retirement towns, plus a list of 1,535 active adult communities. 
    The experts were confident Part B Medicare premiums would go up to at least $106 per month. So it was a pleasant surprise to see a modest rise to $99.90. Read about other positive Medicare changes too.
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    Investment income for retirees is declining, to no one's surprise. So unfortunately, more and more retired people are having to rely on social security for a greater share of their income. Here are the gruesome details.
    Relying on Social Security  
    Bruce Weber wrote an incredibly popular blog at the New York Times about his just finished bike adventure across the USA. It includes one of our favorite quotes of recent years: "Never wish away distance. Never wish away time."  Seems like perfect advice for those of us pondering or just entering retirement.
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