10 August 2008

Where to Retire

Search tools online. My most recent test was with AARP's Location Scout, an interactive tool that collects your preferences, then recommends retirement locations. A few years ago, a similar retirement locator recommended New Mexico environs for me. With some family members' having worked at the labs at Sandia and Los Alamos, I had a good idea of what life would be like in that state. This weekend's trial came up with a very different locale: Jackson, Mississippi, on the Natchez Trace. I don't know the town well but I've driven the Parkway several times. What a contrast from New Mexico!

AARP's search criteria now include...broadband Internet access. Would it make a difference in where I locate? Yes. Would it matter to most baby boomers? Yes, else AARP wouldn't be asking.

What makes Jackson extra attractive...Median house price under $160,000.

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as professional, legal, financial, or medical advice. Or education advice. Or marital advice. Or even a tip.

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