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Stacy Rapacon
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.

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Our cities provide plenty of space to spread out without skimping on health care or other amenities.
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31 Cheapest U.S. Cities for Early Retirement

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12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

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10 Great Places to Retire If You Hate the Cold

Are you hoping to retire your snow gear when you exit the workforce?
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14 Expensive Places to Retire That Are Worth It
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14 Expensive Places to Retire That Are Worth It

Where you ultimately choose to retire doesn't always come down to dollars and cents.
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America's Heartland has not been getting a lot of love lately.
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One strategy for selecting your retirement destination: Follow the birds.
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20 Great Places to Retire Near the Mountains

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29 Great Places to Retire Near the Beach

The lapping waves.
September 26, 2019
10 of the Happiest Places to Retire in the U.S.
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10 of the Happiest Places to Retire in the U.S.

A state of happiness cannot be pinpointed on a map.
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50 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.
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50 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.

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6 Great Places to Retire in New England

Turning leaves for fall.
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30 Cheapest Places Where You'll Really Want to Retire

When you're trying to balance a fixed income with an enjoyable retirement, cost of living is a crucial factor to consider.
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12 Great Small Towns for Retirement

Don't overlook the big benefits of retiring to a small town.
September 9, 2019
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16 Great Small Towns for Early Retirement
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Thou shalt not be broke forever.
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10 Cheapest States Where You'll Want to Retire

Affordability is a key factor in deciding your ultimate retirement destination.
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The 20 Best States for Your Retirement

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