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Old 11-01-2016, 09:23 PM
 
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Dayton and Pittsburg? Who the heck wants to retire to Dayton or Pittsburg?

Aw, come on! Dayton, Ohio...man, that place is...never mind. I can't do it with a straight face.

Those kinds of articles focus on one specific aspect and ignore anything else.
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I wonder if Dayton smells like rubber ?
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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In your car in a Wal-Mart parking lot! LOL
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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No, Dayton does not smell like rubber. And there are some beautiful areas both in and around Dayton.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Tennessee seems to becoming very popular with retirees from my area of NY. I'd never heard that before. Anytime someone was retiring all they usually talked about was going to Fla.
That's because all the transplants from up North have boosted the cost of living in Florida so much now, they're looking for a new state to rinse and repeat.

And I say that as a Philly transplant to FL. Who did NOT bring her big spendy ways with her here.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm thinking of Arizona if I'm in this situation. I've been to this state recently and I've met people from California retiring there.
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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Well to me if you are retiring on SS only probably means you never made much money because you have no investments or savings to help. If I was in that situation I would be looking for the cheapest rental along with most low income benefits you can receive. Very few people can live in any those cites listed on SS alone unless they made money to get a decent SS check but could not save any money for whatever reason. Normally, people that make more money to get higher SS checks also have investments and savings.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Well to me if you are retiring on SS only probably means you never made much money because you have no investments or savings to help. If I was in that situation I would be looking for the cheapest rental along with most low income benefits you can receive. Very few people can live in any those cites listed on SS alone unless they made money to get a decent SS check but could not save any money for whatever reason. Normally, people that make more money to get higher SS checks also have investments and savings.
If you own your home with no mortgage, you do not need as much income.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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Bull**** Colorado Springs, Boise, and Spokane are cheap to live in. I considered those places and turned them down for the reason of cost of living.
I suppose they're cheap compared to Laguna Beach, LOL.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:12 PM
 
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If you own your home with no mortgage, you do not need as much income.


Yes indeed!


My goal was to entire retirement owning my own home, being totally debt free, and having that home in a very safe , scenic area with low property taxes.


I have accomplished that and thus I need way less income than many retirees.
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