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The 8 Cheapest States for Retirees
Wall St Cheat Sheet ^ | September 26, 2013 | Kurtis Droge

Posted on 09/26/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

With baby boomers getting ready to pack it in and head toward retirement, many people are wondering where they are going to want to spend their golden years. This is not only applicable to statisticians or government record keepers, but also to business owners, health care companies, nurses, and doctors.

While some are sure to head for the warmth of Southern weather, the coziness of the countryside, or the long sought-after home of their youth, many will be looking to their bank accounts rather than their hearts to determine a final place of residence. For those monetarily conscious retirees, here is a list of the eight best states to retire to, by the numbers, according to analysis from Kiplinger.

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Riddle me this: What do 7 of the 8 states on this list have in common?
1 posted on 09/26/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor public services?


2 posted on 09/26/2013 8:19:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ll bite. With the exception of Delaware, they aren’t run by RATS!


3 posted on 09/26/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m bookmarking this article.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 8:21:44 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: wjcsux

5 posted on 09/26/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One is my home state. I do not have to move!


6 posted on 09/26/2013 8:26:09 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: CaptainK

Glad you liked.


7 posted on 09/26/2013 8:26:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The problem with all of them....They are still in the USSA.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 8:27:50 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows

glad there are a few with beaches!


9 posted on 09/26/2013 8:31:21 PM 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: Slings and Arrows; WKB; WXRGina; duffee; wardaddy; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...



PING




10 posted on 09/26/2013 8:33:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: AlexW

You have a point there I say, if we fail this time.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 8:34:45 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Alaska being #1 is a CROCK!!!! Housing is expensive, food is expensive, gas is expensive, getting away is expensive...


12 posted on 09/26/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: onyx
I would love a place in Wyoming ...a place to go to for several weeks in the summer and fall....
13 posted on 09/26/2013 8:39:09 PM PDT by cherry
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To: onyx
I'm counting nine states, not eight. And Alaska? You've got to be kidding! A long way that state oil royalty check ($1000, I think) will go toward heating . . . that would be the equivalent of roughly $100 in Pennsylvania.
14 posted on 09/26/2013 8:41:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; mickie
I dunno....Florida is pretty friendly for retirees.

No state income tax, generous homestead exemptions, no dictatorship by unions....therefore personal home services like plumbing, painting, lawn care, etc. are very reasonable (and you can bargain), no massive heating bills eight months of the year, lots of healthy, free outdoor recreation opportunities, lower property taxes than in many northern states like Illinois, New Yawk......a smaller wardrobe with more lightweight clothes, shoes, etc. will do ya all year round, lots of senior discounts at stores and restaurants, early-bird-special dinners.....I could go on, but it's too late to do all this thinking!

Nite!

Leni

15 posted on 09/26/2013 8:41:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Sign the "don'tfundobamacare" petition NOW ! We must work united under Cruz Control, LOL!)
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To: RitaOK

Nonsense numbers.

Texas & Oklahoma are strong contenders for the best place to retire.

The best part is the good neighbor thing.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 8:41:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: MinuteGal

Also gas is a little cheaper here than in NY and the non-ethanol crap will be more readily available, though I heard Pasco Cty may raise their gasoline tax. WTH?


17 posted on 09/26/2013 8:53:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: MinuteGal

The article that this article was cribbed from (linked in the OP) adds Florida and South Carolina.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 8:54:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Vigilanteman

10 states - you missed Delaware.


19 posted on 09/26/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: latina4dubya

Alaska has beaches...ish


20 posted on 09/26/2013 8:55:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Vigilanteman

Well, I also counted 9 states, which is the reason I posted the picture.

:)


21 posted on 09/26/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MinuteGal

My main pet peeves with FL, the traffic, especially US19 and the section of I-75 between Land o Lakes and Brandon that’s seems to be under perpetual reconstruction, and I’ve yet to find a REAL NY style pizza or old-school Jewish style bagel anywhere here.


22 posted on 09/26/2013 8:57:25 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Vigilanteman
10 states - you missed Delaware.

Oooops....LOL.

Perfect eyesight required!

23 posted on 09/26/2013 8:58:13 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Impala64ssa

I just love paying 20 to 40 cents more per gallon here in New York than in the neighboring states. Sure glad I don’t have to after tomorrow. Be back in NH and glad of it.
But NY state sure is a beautiful place.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 9:00:10 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Delaware’s a state?


25 posted on 09/26/2013 9:00:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Yes it is we lived in Pt Jervis, just across the Delaware
Riv where gas is cheaper in PA. It is a nice area, but we just got tired of the cold winters and ever increasing by leaps and bounds prop taxes.


26 posted on 09/26/2013 9:02:29 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I thought the same! Gotta get this done here and now. Where to run? Puerto Rica? Aren’t they a colony, subject to Obama’s work as the mainland?


27 posted on 09/26/2013 9:04:03 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: MinuteGal
I dunno....Florida is pretty friendly for retirees.

Yeah, but it's full of New Yorkers and mosquitos.

And I'm not sure which is more annoying.

28 posted on 09/26/2013 9:04:53 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: MinuteGal

Another plus for Florida....no (state) estate tax.

Also, Florida is close to the islands in the Caribbean, where health clinics will likely be constructed to serve the healthcare needs of Americans fleeing the medical hell known as Obamacare.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 9:05:18 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s the rumor.


30 posted on 09/26/2013 9:05:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The last thing we need is more retiring leftards in Arizona.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 9:11:55 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Hey, but I just moved here — does that make it better?


32 posted on 09/26/2013 9:13:13 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: cherry

Don’t bother.

We already have all the outsiders we need, here already.


33 posted on 09/26/2013 9:15:38 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How was AL left out? I know several people who’ve retired to AL.


34 posted on 09/26/2013 9:22:46 PM PDT by EDINVA (/1)
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To: RitaOK

The last strongholds of freedom lovers are evident without some expert telling us. It is not about numbers, it is about culture and values.

Open Spaces cement the love of freedom. A most intoxicating experience from which one never recovers.


35 posted on 09/26/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: wjcsux

I’m assuming DE made it because it’s the incorporating capital of the U.S.and those revenues offset residents’ tax burdena. Rehoboth DE would be a nice place to retire, if you could get away in Summertime when it gets mobbed with Washingtonians.


36 posted on 09/26/2013 9:27:11 PM PDT by EDINVA (/1)
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To: bigbob

Alaska has beaches...ish

Alaska has Sarah Palin!!!!


37 posted on 09/26/2013 9:27:18 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lots of illegal immigrants?


38 posted on 09/26/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would want to retire in Louisiana.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 9:31:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think I know why Alaska is on the list. Friends who lived there told me that there is nothing to do during those long winters that doesn’t involve booze or sex.


40 posted on 09/26/2013 9:38:43 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: BenLurkin

Nope Georgia is a most wonderful place to live. Moved here at retirement and am so glad to be out of the CRAZY land known as Mexifornia


41 posted on 09/26/2013 9:41:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: aliquando

Tis my home state now too. Glad you helped make it safe for folks like me. I promise to continue in the same vein


42 posted on 09/26/2013 9:42:50 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DeFault User

Hmmm...I don’t drink...


43 posted on 09/26/2013 9:43:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Vigilanteman

The beaches in Delaware suck.........they are full of northeast liberals who have brought their northeast mentalities with them.

Good part of why I don’t live there anymore.


44 posted on 09/26/2013 9:49:16 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How are the Viagra prices?


45 posted on 09/26/2013 9:49:54 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: onyx

Too many old people in FL - lol.


46 posted on 09/26/2013 10:05:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: cherry

Summer in Wyoming and winter in Louisiana or TX.


47 posted on 09/26/2013 10:07:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Fishing?


48 posted on 09/26/2013 10:10:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: greatvikingone
Alaska being #1 is a CROCK!!!! Housing is expensive, food is expensive, gas is expensive, getting away is expensive...

I've been to plenty of states over the years and I can tell you that the gap has narrowed considerably. Most of my food comes from the Elmendorf commissary, but even so, outside food prices are not much different than the local grocery store. Housing is very affordable in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, as are utilities. Gas isn't that bad and I can fly Space A for free. The sales tax in Wasilla is 2 percent, capped at $10 and outside of Wasilla, and in Anchorage, there is no sales tax. When we are fully retired, we will easily be able to afford trips outside during the winter.

Besides the cost of living, there are other benefits to living in Alaska. We are a very free state when it comes to personal liberties. If you want to carry concealed, no permit is required though one is available for reciprocity purposes. We have castle doctrine and stand your ground. I can ride my Harley without a helmet. There are no vehicle inspections and the police pretty much leave you alone if you are not a criminal. There are no red light cameras and no photo radar. I don't need a permit to do anything to my house. In fact, I don't even need a permit to build a house. I can have paper or plastic when I go to the store. No deposits on cans or bottles. I mean, the list goes on and on.

49 posted on 09/26/2013 10:48:15 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: DeFault User
I think I know why Alaska is on the list. Friends who lived there told me that there is nothing to do during those long winters that doesn’t involve booze or sex.

Were they bar flies? There is lots to do in the winter. You park the Harley and fie up the Arctic Cat. You take the wheels or floats off your plane and put on the skies. You can still go hiking, you just wear extra clothing. Fishing turns into ice fishing. Anyone who says they are bored in the winter is probably just as bored in the summer because they probably just sit around and do nothing.

50 posted on 09/26/2013 10:55:52 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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