Living near the water is a lifelong dream for many people. So when retirement time arrives, moving to a lakeside town or seaside community is a natural inclination. The trick is to find a place to retire near the water that is reasonably priced. Here we have 35 towns that sit next to a lake, have a lake within their boundaries or are along a river or seacoast. They have a cost of living that meets the national average or is below the national average. They also have a crime rate that is equal to or below the national rate. No place is perfect, however, so we point out each town's potential drawbacks. We also look at population, climate, home prices, percentage of residents age 45 or better, medical facilities, public transportation, crime rates, political leanings and more.
Rescuing Retirement offers a solution to one of America's biggest challenges--and a path to financial security for millions of retirees. Over the next two decades, almost 10,000 Americans will reach retirement age every single day. They deserve to live their older years in dignity. Instead, they will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living. Our country is on a path that will lead to rates of impoverishment for senior citizens not seen since the Great Depression. The reality is America's retirement system is broken. Rescuing Retirement charts a visionary, bipartisan, and surprisingly simple way to solve this problem:
Why is retirement planning different for women? Women are completely comfortable talking about many "M-word" topics: their marriages, motherhood and their mothers, merlots and martinis, mammograms and menopause. But, bring up money and the conversations often screech to a halt. Ask how prepared a woman is for retirement and she can tell you the exact date when she wants to retire, but not how much money she'll need for a 30-year retirement. In this thought-provoking, but non-traditional, fun approach to planning for a woman's retirement, Marcia Mantell guides women through the key questions they'll need to answer before they will be prepared to retire. In What's the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women?, you'll get realistic perspectives on retirement in the new era, a treasure trove of resources to get started, and practical examples of how other women are dealing with redesigning and reinventing retirement. Ten key questions are discussed and you may be surprised by the answers! While no two women will have the same retirement or financial resources, there are common topics that each woman needs to address. While this book offers financial information, it also focuses on how to start defining your future years, how to use the skills of running your household to manage your retirement, and why doing what you love will continue to be a key activity in retirement. It also provides a critical overview into Social Security, which is often the foundation of income for most women in retirement. This book should help you feel more confident and empowered to own your own retirement and future. It will give you a terrific roadmap for how to plan for the future you deserve and help you to make your retirement the best time of your life!"
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