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Old 04-14-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: IL
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I just found this amusing.

best-worst-states-make-living-moneywatch: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

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Based on that analysis, where are the best and worst places to make a living?

The best, according to MoneyRates, is ...

1. MOD CUT. TOS Violation to post more than two sentences from any source.
Based on the comments a lot people are from California. But then again it's Yahoo.

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Old 04-14-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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This is good news for me as im relocating from 7th best to the best, lol.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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It is a flawed analysis. I have lived in both of the number "1's".
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This story smells funny.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Is it adjusted for cost of living? Some places you can live on what you would pay for rent alone somewhere else.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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If I recall, IL also has/had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I found this to be very true
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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If I recall, IL also has/had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
You recall incorrectly. Illinois is pretty much in the middle of the pack for state unemployment rates.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Factually,

Tthe Illinois minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage.

The uneployment rate fell to 8.8% down from 11% last year. Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.8 Percent (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/money/illinois-unemployment-rate-decreases-in-march-20110414 - broken link)

State Sen. Annazette Collins is trying to claim homeowner exemption on two houses. The law says homeowners can only claim this exception on the primary residence.

State Sen. Annazette Collins Claims West Side Home and Hyde Park Homeowner's Exemption (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/annazette-collins-illinois-lawmaker-state-senator-residency-west-side-condo-hyde-park-homeowner-exemption-20110412 - broken link)
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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...State Sen. Annazette Collins is trying to claim homeowner exemption on two houses. The law says homeowners can only claim this exception on the primary residence.

State Sen. Annazette Collins Claims West Side Home and Hyde Park Homeowner's Exemption (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/annazette-collins-illinois-lawmaker-state-senator-residency-west-side-condo-hyde-park-homeowner-exemption-20110412 - broken link)
She should be fined and thrown in jail.
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