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Old Yesterday, 06:31 AM
 
Location: FL
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I saw this article today and some of the states listed are not as obvious as you would think. Interesting read.

https://moneywise.com/a/the-worst-st...rement-in-2019
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Old Yesterday, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Rosa’s Cantina
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My state ranked 83rd! And yours ranked 98th.
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Old Yesterday, 06:44 AM
 
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This list changes every day.
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 AM
 
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You have to chuckle because some states that made the 10 best states to retire in by Bankrate are now on this list as some of the worst states to retire in. This is why these lists overall should be taken with a grain of salt. Retire to where ever you like and makes you happy, not where a list tells you to.

Maryland deserves some kind of award though because it was chosen as the worst state to retire in on both lists, LOL.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 AM
 
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Most people don't retire to other states. Chances are their kids and grand kids are where they lived all their lives. And, to get up and move costs 8%-10% of the house you're selling. People think all of a sudden they'll get thin, happy and hemorrhoid free by moving to another state. Too many glossy brochures of fit oldsters playing golf and tennis sipping cocktails court side.
You may think you'll have this every day

But you won't have this every day.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 AM
 
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This list changes every day.

LOL, I agree. Some of these are on other lists, such as 'best states to retire'.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I do read these lists but every list has it's own criteria. They are always an interesting read and while each one has criteria I don't care much about they also offer a bit of info that I find interesting, I like doing my research and I am definitely leaving Illinois the absolute first chance I get after retirement and my options are open.
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Old Yesterday, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It depends on what you're looking for.

Tennessee frequently gets a lot of attention. Outside of the major cities, healthcare is often poor. West TN has very little in regard to scenery and bad weather. Crime is high throughout the state.

New England is more expensive, but generally will fare much better on "metrics" than Tennessee.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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These best and worst lists are meaningless. I’d have to move and start over every year if I wanted live in somebody’s idea of the “best” place. If you like where you are living, that makes it the best place. If you hate where you live, that makes it a worst place. Kinda simple.
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 AM
 
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I don't find these to be at all helpful or interesting.

One reason they are close to useless is the diversity within each State. In NY we have economically low cost areas, a number of major cities and of course NYC. These areas are all very different.
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