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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 09:30:04 AM »
The best way to figure out where to retire is to visit all
of them.  Then decide. 


One nice thing about being in the military is that when I
received orders to go here or there, I regularly drove across
the country to get there.  Thus was able to see first hand
everything about the state.  Also it's important to get off
the Interstate!  Because most of the life and living is off
of it. 


As for 'best places to retire', I've seen tons of articles and
each one is different!  If you're considering "retiring" as
maybe you are, some (one) member is).  Then word of mouth
goes a long way than an article...

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 06:30:37 AM »
Been to all those states except Maine, to cold, very pretty states to visit but not to live or retire. I'll stay in Fla.
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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 03:46:32 PM »
Been to all those states except Maine, to cold, very pretty states to visit but not to live or retire. I'll stay in Fla.

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 04:06:16 PM »
Been to all those states except Maine, to cold, very pretty states to visit but not to live or retire. I'll stay in Fla.
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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 07:32:36 AM »
I already figured Minnesota was not the place to retire. Taxes and local county spending are out of control. Checked out Wyoming in the fall and found much to like.

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 10:06:25 AM »
And you're in MN, why?  ;)

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I liked WY...but it's Winters are just as bad,  I like WA and it's Winters are
just as bad, but I like the seasons - 4 of them.  Unlike many states where
there's 2 - hot and cold... 

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 07:22:22 PM »
Or Alabama were we have three hot, rainy, and tornado season. It is rain season now so that means my least favorite season is coming soon.:-(

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 08:02:57 PM »
But at times Alabama's rainy season is almost still hot
and humid.  I don't mind heat, I grew up in the high
desert areas of S CA.  But there it's a dry heat....

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 07:54:59 AM »
MN was our escape from Illinois. Over the last ten years the county finally figured out they could buy anything they want; just raise taxes. The property tax has increased 151 percent in the last eight years, while the fed's official inflation figure for the same time period is 18 percent. BTW, school headcount has been decreasing throughout this period, so it can't be assigned to education.

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 10:52:46 AM »
Good enuf reason as any.  Have never "lived" in IL, but
have visited friends there who did, nor MN, but c'est la vie.


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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 11:33:22 AM »
Funny thing is none of the top ten states would ever be on my retirement list even if I could ever retire. Social security will run out when I turn 62 and the crooks on wall street embezzled my 401K so I will have the work till I die. I might just retire to a isolated area and live of the land, don't think the wife will like that much.

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 04:23:55 AM »
I might just retire to a isolated area and live of the land, don't think the wife will like that much.

Nor the IRS when the time comes to pay the property taxes on said land.  ;)

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I seem to vaguely recall hearing about a time in our countries past when Americans protected themselves and their country, not cowering fear and expecting the government and "homeland security" to do it for them. (We the people are supposed to be Homeland Security, not victims regularly having our rights violated by it.  >:( )

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 07:10:08 AM »
IRS ah yes. They are not allowed by the constitution of the USA! If I don't own the land and don't make any income how are they going to tax me? Can't tax nothing. I have relatives that live in North Dakota that have thousands of acres of land I could live on leaglly.

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 08:50:00 AM »
Our property taxes here haven't changed and that because
the voters don't want them to change.  We have some F/T
commissioners and they want to increase taxes or start new
taxes, so they can spend the revenue. 

They aren't much
commissioners, especially since they
can't do their jobs w/
out hiring a contractor to tell them
what to do, if you can
believe that! 
We're waiting for the county to go bankrupt
because that is the only way they will go P/T again, oh and
in November all of them are out! 
Still the next ones in may also be F/T so we, as a county
need to figure out a way to switch them over to P/T again. 

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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 02:34:09 PM »
Alabama has very low property taxes and you can live for cheep in the lower part of the state. Problem it is hotter than hates and they don't like damn yankees. A Yankee is one that visits and leaves. A damn Yankee wants to stay. Those are not my words but have heard them a lot as I am from Michigan.:-)

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 05:26:49 PM »
Well when I was stationed in LA (lower Alabama)
I was told by one old gent (older than I) that he
considered anyone who lived north of I-10 to be
a Yankee.  (look on a map to see where I-10 is)

Guess that puts a LOT of Alabamans N of that highway....

 ;)

Nothing wrong with hot, but it's also humid....which
means hot and wet.....as in perspiring....Glistening the

gals out there call it...

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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2012, 06:34:57 AM »
Hot and humid is not a strong suit of mine and I don't think I would retire there. It is funny that he thinks anyone above I-10 is a yankee because people up her don't see them as confederates. They are there own bred of salt brothers and cajuns.

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 09:29:31 AM »
+1 to your description.  That's what I found after living
there for 3+ years.  It was a lot more friendlier than say
NY-LI.

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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2012, 04:18:50 PM »
I don't know, when I was on the navy we went to NY for the rebuilding of the statue of liberty and were treated like royalty. Enlisted had to were their uniforms and everywhere we ate someone paid for it. Funny thing is the officers were not in uniform and were treated like New Yorkers. South Alabamians are friendly if they know you are leaving.

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Re: 10 Worst US States To Retire In
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2012, 05:52:24 PM »
I live a mile north of I-10, about 20 miles south of the AL state line. Kind of a no-mans land... with very friendly people. ;D

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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2012, 07:14:54 PM »
Nicest man I ever meet was from the wiregrass area of Alabama. When I was visiting him last month I was asked at a gas station when I was leaving after seeing my Bama plates by the local welcome wagon rep. Geta love them.