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Topretirements eNewsletter           
 October 17, 2012

In This Issue...

  • Everything You Need to Know about Your New Home Owners Association
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • The Conversation Continues: Where You Intend to Retire
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • Pictured above: The Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, which includes a room from Robert E. Lee's mansion. 
    Many thanks to the hundreds of members and readers who took the time to fill out our Medicare survey!  Over 500 people completed it - we will report back on what you told us in 2 weeks. Note: we are taking a break next week; our next issue will be on Thur, Nov 1.
    Featured Story:
    We hear a lot of questions and concerns about HOAs. So we asked Joe West, one of the country's top experts on Community Associations, to update the interview we had with him 3 years ago.  His insight and perspective will help you understand what to expect, look out for, and appreciate with your new HOA.
    Cecil B. DeMille thought that Flagstaff should have been what Hollywood became - the movie capital of the world. That didn't pan out, but the spectacular scenery in this area, including the extinct volcanoes called the San Francisco Peaks, and the  nearby Grand Canyon, remains. The elevation is a cool 6,900'.
    Click on a state to see reviews of 888 great retirement towns, plus capsule summaries of 1,890 active adult communities.
    Social Security COLA Announced for 2013
    There will be a Cost of Living Adjustment in 2013 for Social Security recipients, 1.7%. Medicare changes have not yet been announced.
    Last February we asked our members to briefly answer this question: "Where are you going to retire, and why should others consider it".  The immediate response was amazing, but the happiest news is this - your answers keep on coming!  As of today there were 402 comments - interesting, informative, chatty, and more.  If you are looking to move, don't miss this reader input!
    Note: If you experience trouble getting to one of our Blog stories, hitthe "Refresh" link in your browser. That should clear up the problem.
    Vicksburg is an historic old town west of Jackson between the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers. Today it is working to become a retirement destination with a renovated and cute downtown to go along with its many historical sites. Vicksburg was selected as a Certified Retirement Community by the State of Mississippi.
    Have you taken our Free Retirement Ranger quiz? Answer 10 quick questions, get a free custom report of the towns and communities that fit your retirement.
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