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 Topretirements eNewsletter
 September 7, 2011

In This Issue...

  • The Worst Retirement States for Taxes
  • Chatham, MA
  • Retirement Related News
  • Ruidoso, NM

  • Pictured above: The lighthouse marking the treacherous Chatham Bars, the entrance to the Chatham Harbor. 
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    You probably noticed that the newsletter was on vacation last week. Here in CT we sustained serious damage from Hurricane Irene. We were out of power, cable, and Internet for 7 days. So happy to be back on the grid! We even wrote a little article about our experience: Irene: When I Lost It!.
    The biggest surprise we've had in awhile came when we finished compiling our list of the worst retirement states for taxes. We smugly assumed that the northeast would take top honors - turns out the west and midwest walked away with it.  Taxation of pensions and social security had everything to do with it. 
    Click on a state to see reviews of 745 great retirement towns, plus a list of 1,440 active adult communities. 
    We'll confess that Chatham, located on Cape Cod's outer elbow, is a personal favorite. It has a beautiful downtown with interesting shops, tasty restaurants, and a fabulous library. There are beautiful homes and big beaches too.
    Other Retirement Stories
    Interested in the controversy concerning changing the inflation measure for social security benefits to a "chained" CPI? The Center for Retirement Research talks about the  new CPI's pros and cons.
    Down in the mountains of southern New Mexico there's a town that's perfect for people who enjoy the outdoors. There is skiing, hiking, fishing, golf, and horse racing. The town is at 6900' so the climate is not too hot in summer but cold enough for winter sports.
    Did you know we have 3 other eNewsletters to help you in your quest for the perfect retirement? The Daily Digest (headlines and links to new items)
    Active Communities East (a weekly update on all new active communities in the East)
    Active Communities West (new communities added in the West).
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