Topretirements.com is where real people share honest opinions about the best places to retire. Our goal is to help the 78 million baby boomers make more informed decisions about where they should live in retirement. Our message to retirees is: you have to live somewhere, retirement gives you the freedom to start over fresh, so you might as well make an informed decision!
March 14, 2018 — A crisis will affect Social Security in 2034, and it has some experts rethinking their strategies for when to start taking Social Security. Instead of urging people to wait until age 70, some are recommending beginning at age 66. The crisis In 2034 the Social Security reserves are expected to be […]
March 5, 2018– Lucy asked, “Did you pull my passport out of the safe?” That question started a sharp jab of panic, which would quickly rise to a full scale crescendo. “Nope,” I replied, “you must have it.” Except she didn’t. We started searching her purse, her backpack, her suitcase. Then the same for me, […]
February 24, 2018 — Everybody knows swimming is good for you, but who would have thought it might actually help reduce falls. Swimming, according to research from the National Institutes of Health, can also improve cognitive ability, lower blood pressure and enhance hand-eye coordination. Beyond swimming, there are a lot of other things you can […]
February 18, 2018 — The most frequent question we get asked at Topretirements is, “what is the best place (state or city) to retire”. Interestingly, the negative of that query, what is the the worst place for retirement, sparks even more (morbid) curiosity. Seems like our Members want to know where to avoid almost as […]
February 14, 2018 — The front edge of baby boomers turns 72 years old this year. By now many are well into retirement. Experts are curious – will this revolutionary generation stick to the patterns of their parents in retirement, or will they break new ground, just like they did in music, the arts, and […]
February 3, 2018 — A lot of people would like to know which state is the best for retirement. There are many ways to answer that question, and in fact over the years we have tried several. Here are a few of the approaches we have used in the past (you can find links to […]
January 30, 2018 — When you are completing your plans for retirement there is one factor you might not have considered – how your pet(s) fits into your plans. Retirement often means big changes in lifestyles that can affect our furry friends. For example many of us might want to move to an active community, […]
January 26 — As a baby boomer we confess to a certain pride in belonging to the largest single age demographic group in world history. A tidal wave that crashed on the shore in 1946, we overflowed the hospitals we were born in. That continued through our childhood as new schools had to be built […]
January 24, 2018 — The Topretirements.com survey from last week asked 11 questions about your plans or experiences concerning work after retirement. Over 400 members gave back to this community by taking the time to respond (thank you on behalf of everyone who will profit from your investment!). This article will summarize the overall results […]
January 20, 2018 — How many “best places to retire” lists have you already read this month? We know we’ve seen plenty, in fact our son even forwards them to us. The big question about this never ending barrage of lists is, are they worth reading? Here we will explore the somewhat wild and crazy […]
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