Friday, April 27, 2012

Retirement: So Many Choices

If you are about to start a new chapter in your life, namely retirement, there is homework to do. It requires thought and planning in order to find exactly what you’re looking for, even if you think you have a general idea. However, if you have no clue as to where to begin, perhaps this will help you to get started.

One of the most useful search tools is offered by US News & World Report. The Best Places to Retire Lists will help you to sift through and examine the multitude of remarkable choices that are available for retirement. There are literally hundreds of options from which to choose—no matter what your dream is. The Lists include:

  • The 10 Best Places to Retire in 2012
  • The 10 Sunniest Places to Retire
  • 10 Bargain Retirement Spots
  • 10 Places to Retire on Social Security Alone
  • 10 Best Places for the Wealthiest Retirees
  • 10 Fast-Growing Retirement Spots
  • 10 Best Places for Single Seniors to Retire
  • 10 Places with the Most Retirees
  • 10 Places with the Oldest Population
  • 10 Most Affordable Cities for Long-Term Care
  • 10 Places to Launch a Second Career
  • Best & Worst Places to Build a Nest Egg in Retirement
  • 10 Best Places to Reinvent Your Life in Retirement
  • Best Places to Downsize in Retirement
  • Best Places for Military Retirees
  • 10 Historic Places to Retire
  • 10 Most Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement
  • 10 Great Places for Wine Lovers to Retire—(sounds like fun!)

Visit www.usnews.com to find the Best Places to Retire Lists. Enjoy this valuable resource and good luck finding your bliss.

~Laraine Jablon

Laraine Jablon, BA, MA, is a writer living in Nesconset, New York. She welcomes your thoughts. Lhjablon@gmail.com