February 5.  Welcome, to this week's newsletter. 

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An international retirement is a great plan for a certain kind of person. But for many others, it is a terrible idea. This article provides the counter argument to all the hype you might have heard in favor of retiring abroad.
Nicknamed Florida's "Peaceful Beach", Flagler Beach is a 6 mile long barrier island that offers a quieter, more laid back retirement location than many others in the Sunshine State.  Flagler is on the Atlantic Ocean.
If the idea of a reverse mortgage sounds a little scary, you are not alone. But as outlined in this helpful HUD document, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage from the FHA might just be something that could help you have comfortable retirement.
Many people overlook the northwest exurbs of Phoenix. Peoria is where the original Sun CIty was built. Now it has a fabulous performing arts center and hosts spring training for 2 major league teams.
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