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Retirement Insider -- Happy Weekend!
December 18, 2012
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Merry Merry Christmas to YOU! Wishing you health and happiness in 2013...

Grab a cup of coffee, or hot tea (like me), and enjoy the newsletter! Can you see the cinnamon stick I'm using? Cool restaurant in Las Vegas last year... great dinner too!

After the horrible senseless tragedy in the CT. school deaths, the holiday season has been zapped for 2012. Please pray for the families involved and their local community -- and hug your own family during the Christmas holidays!!

Now, a warning on email pen pals from a reader: "You are doing a great job with your news letter and so much info regarding senior life and retirement. But I think there might be some problems with scammers. Some of my very nice e-pals and myself have been receiving mail from U.S. soldiers, talking about all the hardships in Afganistan and in military life. But lately some of these young man are asking for money to give them a better chance when it is time to come home. These people seem to prefer ladies in other countrys who might be more soft hearted regarding the plight of these young man. Is there a way of controlling this situation? Thank you for your attention. Antoinette B., Calgary Canada."

OK, I must comment here... soldiers are not contacting seniors. I really doubt they are soldiers... no way! Scammers are... Please don't Ever Ever send money to anyone online. I can guarantee you it is a scammer from a huge fraud unit somewhere. If you DO get scam emails, please forward to me... Thank you! (p.s. this should no longer happen with the new senior pen pals... I've got it locked down pretty tight!)

Retirement-Online Updates:

From my Christmas website (my 3rd site), here is an inspirational story from Irene in BC, Canada on Christmas Gifts for Seniors. I hope it gives you an idea for this next week!

Anyone interested in Retirement Movies?

Ricardo shares his Christmas Memories .

John writes about his thoughts on the Christmas season.

I would LOVE to Share your Christmas Memories... add yours here and I'll do another newsletter before Dec 25th!!

Retirement News:

Investment News: Should widows take survivor or retirement benefits?. I get lots of Social Security questions so I hope this helps some of you!

U.S.News reports on How to Find a Rental Overseas.

Where to Retire magazine offers a free issue... just complete the address info in the yellow box.

Finally, Consumer Reports offers good websites on online retirement planning. Hey - they forgot my site... grin!

Retirement Community: Senior Pen Pals

Senior friendships are growing... 419 on my Facebook group and another 278 in the Retirement Community . Pretty cool. Some are likely the same retirees in both places, but many aren't! Lots of opportunities to connect!

Email workshop to learn How to Find Senior Friends on Retirement-Online.

To a Fun, Amazing, Wonderful, Friendship-Filled Retirement Journey!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Until Next Week, Wendy, having fun! *´¨)

Retire to the Internet.... like me.

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