May 25.  Welcome, to this week's newsletter.

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Speaking of livable small cities, Bismarck is a perennial winner. AARP just ranked it as #3 on its livable cities list because of its parks, recreational opportunities, and more.
When it comes to figuring out where to retire, community size is important. A small town might be too confining. A big city, too intense. These 11 small cities can offer an interesting retirement - small enough to be easy, big enough to offer variety in dining, entertainment, and excitement. (Picture is of waterfall in downtown Greenville,SC).
In a state with many charming villages, this is one of the most lovely. The streets are lined with former sea captain's mansions.  There is a busy harbor, great for boaters and fishermen.
When the kids leave home and the expenses associated with them taper off, you would think that might lead to increased savings. Not really, we are told.
Every day there is quite an variety of Comments to our various Blog articles, but unless you subscribe to our Daily Digest you might not see them.  Check out the Blog and scroll through the comments after every article. Hint: looking by category makes it a little easier.
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