You've earned it: a great place to settle down after years of hard work. And it can be affordable, too. U.S. News has consulted the retirement experts and discovered 10 low-cost gems that are worth a closer look.
These retirement locales, from the rocky coast of Maine to the California desert, offer delightful surroundings but are easy on the wallet.
The defined-benefit pension is the traditional type, and it's as passé as a gold watchbut you can do a lot to help yourself.
Take a photographic tour of the 10 bargain retirement spots, plus learn the key statistics about each place.
A new crop of health clubs has sprung up to help aging boomers get in shape, without having to look at young folks' six-pack abs.
If you're not ready to quit working and want to shift gears, these 10 careers are especially appropriate for the 60-plus set.
Retirement Living TV offers video profiles of some places identified by U.S. News; plus, interviews with reporter Emily Brandon.
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