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Old 02-13-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just checked on yahoo, from an article in Money magazine or Kipplinger, not sure which, but it just shows how unscientific these studies can be. The worst states they list are often the best on other sites and visa versa. All these studies do is give bragging rights for a short period of time before the next study comes out, a day later. I know the city we live in is often rated as one of the top retirement places in the country,((I don't totally buy that) and yet, our state is listed in this study as one of the worst: why, household income and crime but the crime is only in one city and low household income is offset because of the low cost of living and the large number of seniors living here: go figure....
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay`. ><((((>.`><((((>
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Yes, I agree. There are so many studies about the places to best retire in.

Best and worst states to grow old in
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I don't read those anymore. They simply do not mean a thing.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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Really now? Half of these places are having brutal winters that I can't believe could be good for most folks in their retirement years. No thanks...Not this Chick!!
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Really now? Half of these places are having brutal winters that I can't believe could be good for most folks in their retirement years. No thanks...Not this Chick!!
I noticed that as well; brutally cold winters and most with property tax rates that would stun most anyone.

Anywhere I can retire, and never see another snow flake, is a top rated place in my book.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I don't read those anymore. They simply do not mean a thing.
I agree! Imo, it is very subjective to who the author is.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't read those anymore. They simply do not mean a thing.
Barb, I agree but I like to read them cause they are fun...It is interesting to see what makes this or that the perfect place to retire, to get a job, to travel to, whatever and then see the list change the next time around.

Drift Away: as for the weather, that was one that made me laugh when I saw some of the places on the list: Vermont? Plus, what about the col in some states?
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Barb, I agree but I like to read them cause they are fun...It is interesting to see what makes this or that the perfect place to retire, to get a job, to travel to, whatever and then see the list change the next time around.

Drift Away: as for the weather, that was one that made me laugh when I saw some of the places on the list: Vermont? Plus, what about the col in some states?
VERMONT??? Nice place in summer but not many people would want to drive up and down those mountains in ice and snow or freeze for about seven months out of the year. Makes you wonder if someone pays these people to write these articles.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Just checked on yahoo, from an article in Money magazine or Kipplinger, not sure which, but it just shows how unscientific these studies can be. The worst states they list are often the best on other sites and visa versa. All these studies do is give bragging rights for a short period of time before the next study comes out, a day later. I know the city we live in is often rated as one of the top retirement places in the country,((I don't totally buy that) and yet, our state is listed in this study as one of the worst: why, household income and crime but the crime is only in one city and low household income is offset because of the low cost of living and the large number of seniors living here: go figure....

Thanks for the post. I just don't have the patience for all the click-bait that Kiplinger and Forbes make you go through to go thr9ugh the list.

I believe that most of those articles are written by young writers who really do not understand what older people value in retirement.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:04 PM
 
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I don't look at these "click to see who is next" lists. They are a time consuming pain in the.....

I have a friend who works for an online news service. They use this format to make viewers "click" the page to get the information. The number of clicks on a page or article increases their total "click count" and allows them to charge more for advertising.
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