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7 Worst States for Retirement
Smart Asset ^ | 4-2-14 | Rebecca Lake

Posted on 05/04/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

If you’re looking to retire some place warm and sunny then Minnesota probably isn’t high on the list. Aside from experiencing some of the coldest weather in the country, Minnesota also has an above average cost of living and residents pay some of the highest property, sales and state income taxes nationwide. Seniors will find it easier to get access to quality medical care and the crime rate is relatively low but you could end up shelling out more for these perks.

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Tennessee,Minnesota,Hawaii,California,Connecticut,Rhode Island,Vermont. And MN taxes military retirement ,too.
1 posted on 05/04/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Just glad Florida isn’t on that list ....


2 posted on 05/04/2014 6:21:37 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: TurboZamboni

Aw crap. I was looking at Tennessee as an ultimate destination. Now I’ll have to start from scratch.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 6:29:03 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Come to Kentucky instead.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 6:31:25 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home.....)
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To: TurboZamboni

California will tax income from a source that has an office in California even if you live in a state like Texas.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 6:34:24 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: TurboZamboni
Balderdash. My wife and I are retired in Hawaii and I wouldn't trade it for any place else.

Here on the Big Island property taxes are low, farmers markets provide year-round produce, an affordable house with a plot to easily grow food is quite affordable on the east side (windward), crime is low, a sense of Hawaiian ohana (family) does in fact permeate to create an atmosphere of friendliness.

And the weather, beaches, hiking... I guess you know about that, but in retirement, these become even more important components in enjoyment of God's bounteous beauty.

And each island offers quite different variations, but all are unified in that unique sense of Hawaiian ohana.
6 posted on 05/04/2014 6:37:42 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Aren’t most, if not all, of those liberal?


7 posted on 05/04/2014 6:37:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Yep.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 6:38:29 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Try Kentucky.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT by mylife
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To: TurboZamboni

SC is nice too if you don’t mind the heat. Aiken and Lexington are great places to live.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Must be because liberals care so much for senior citizens. /s


11 posted on 05/04/2014 6:42:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Do they get away with that???


12 posted on 05/04/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: jobim
You can buy some cheap land there too, and it's brand new.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

17th Miss Regt wrote:

“California will taxincome from a source that has an office in California even if you live in a state like Texas.”

If an employee of a company with offices/labs in Massachusetts, California and Texas transfers from California to Texas, and the company is based in Massachusetts, and the paychecks are issued from Texas, when does California start going after that employees wages?

I.e. how long after that transfer will the employee start seeing California pestering them for money?

What if the company office in Texas, as part of the transfer process, filed paperwork saying the employee is now a resident of Texas and not California.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 6:50:48 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Lexington seems nice enough.
Good healthcare but close to the country.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 6:54:42 PM PDT by mylife
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To: ruesrose

“SC is nice too if you don’t mind the heat.”
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I enjoyed my stays in SC. I had a girlfriend in Wedgefield,(near Sumter) quite a few years ago.
Then, and after, Pawleys was a favorite, especially on the 4th of July. Sadly, the Cassina Inn was taken out by a hurricane.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 7:03:51 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Ha! I love this list.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 7:07:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: mylife

What is this... FRRP?


19 posted on 05/04/2014 7:08:27 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

FRRP?


20 posted on 05/04/2014 7:10:52 PM PDT by mylife
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To: TurboZamboni

Other lists like this have shown Nebraska as well.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 7:19:17 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: jobim

Yeah, I got a lot of that Hawaaiian ohana when I paddled my haole self out at Makaha.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 7:20:31 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Not sure what you mean. I hope it wasn’t an angry horde of Hawaiians who chased you into your canoe at Makaha?


23 posted on 05/04/2014 7:31:06 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I think Tennessee does not tax retirement income other than dividends.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 7:46:33 PM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: jobim

Surfing. Lots of beef with locals in the water at times at certain breaks. Granted the Islands are not the only place that happens, however it is a little more menacing when done by 300 lb mokes. I paddled faster, stayed with it and earned some respect. Give a little, get a little.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Hawaii sucks, Obama grew up there.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=hawaiin+pups


26 posted on 05/04/2014 7:57:15 PM PDT by mylife
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To: ExpatGator

Dunno how Obama survived Hawaii.

They kicked one of my black shipmates head in.
Didn’t rob him, just mucked him up, detached retinas and all just because he was black.
No love for haoles either.


27 posted on 05/04/2014 8:01:39 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

He survived because he had money and shared da kine pakalolo and said “Dude” a lot. Oh, and he gave them oral service as well.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

There ya go.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
i moved to East TN almost 3 yrs ago and haven't looked back.

Once you learn the language this is a great place to be. No income tax, property tax is low, very gun friendly and I wanted 4 seasons with no extremes, and got that.

Once you turn 65 medicare is the same in any state. Get a supplement you will be OK until 0Care screws it up, which will be in every state.

Keep loookin if ya want, but don't rule out East TN.

30 posted on 05/04/2014 8:23:42 PM PDT by Big Mack (I love this country. It’s the government that scares the crap out of me)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

But the weather in California is perfect most of the year. Throw that into the index and it is a great place to retire.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 8:36:28 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: mylife

“Try Kentucky.”

..but not east of Lexington or too far outside of the LOU-LEX-CIN corridors. The quality and quantity of medical care drops off sharply outside of that. This is something that older people really need to consider, where time (to get to the emergency room) is of the essence.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 8:40:32 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“But the weather in California is perfect most of the year. Throw that into the index and it is a great place to retire.”

Yes, but the POLITICAL climate is a big turn-off...


33 posted on 05/04/2014 8:43:37 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Understood.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

But I thought that Tenn didn’t tax SS, military, or pensions or have a property tax...?

Am I wrong, or did it change?

(Those were the reasons it was #1 on our list.)


35 posted on 05/04/2014 8:53:45 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: mylife

I like it here in Wyoming, low taxes and a place in the sun.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 8:55:10 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Big Horn

Winter has to suck, but summer sucks in Tx IMHO.

Wyoming is beautiful.


37 posted on 05/04/2014 9:00:14 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Big Horn

Went through a snow storm in the little big horn on Aug 29th one year.
We holed up in Buffalo until we could pass.

The snow was on the blooming sage under a full moon.
It was pretty spiritual.


38 posted on 05/04/2014 9:04:51 PM PDT by mylife
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To: 17th Miss Regt
California will tax income from a source that has an office in California even if you live in a state like Texas.

In CA, if a cell phone is listed at $650.00, but you sign at two year contract to get the phone for $0.99, you pay sales tax on $650.00

DO NOT live OR retire in CA.

39 posted on 05/04/2014 9:10:14 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: mylife

So many of us on this site are at retirement age of approaching it — self included.

I hope there are some younger members that will continue this battle as we go out to pasture, but I am not too sure.


40 posted on 05/04/2014 9:19:00 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: KC Burke

I am 55 and been forced out.

Not ready for pasture.


41 posted on 05/04/2014 9:24:00 PM PDT by mylife
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To: smokingfrog

yeah, I visited some of that “land”. its solid black lava, for miles.


42 posted on 05/04/2014 9:35:42 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Big Mack

We have thought of Tennessee but not sure. No to California, even though we would both love to go back. The Carolinas look interesting. Cannot go somewhere too hot, though. So hard to plan a big move but, this winter has certainly encouraged us.
Has to be gun-friendly, have a VA hospital within a reasonable distance or other good medical facilities, decent weather and affordable. lol Not asking for much, are we?


43 posted on 05/04/2014 9:55:58 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Georgia would love to have you


44 posted on 05/04/2014 11:11:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Weather does not make up for what the state has become


45 posted on 05/04/2014 11:14:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ozaukeemom

You want Arizona. Don’t let naysayers tell you otherwise. It’s the most retirement-friendly state for conservatives I know of.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 11:17:03 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: ozaukeemom

You want Arizona. Don’t let naysayers tell you otherwise. It’s the most retirement-friendly state for conservatives I know of.


47 posted on 05/04/2014 11:23:08 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: KYGrandma

I love KY but the income + sales taxes here are far worse than TN’s high sales tax.


48 posted on 05/04/2014 11:32:01 PM PDT by Theophilus (.)
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To: latina4dubya

ping


49 posted on 05/05/2014 4:28:57 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: mylife

A play on AARP...


50 posted on 05/05/2014 4:39:52 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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