Unfortunately, the article covers only retirements within the US. More and more US citizens these days are exploring retirement places *outside* their homeland. Already there are millions of retirees living very comfortably in a variety of places in Latin America. Thousands of others are living even more cheaply in some south-east Asian countries, from Thailand to the Philippines. And speaking English all the while. There's a good website called *International Man*, available via Google, with lots of Q & A threads. (I am not an American, but I am looking for somewhere that my wife and I can retire to where we don't have to pay tax on our meagre funds. Even southern Europe is looking pretty good at the moment.)