Best places for a working retirement

If you think you'll need or want to continue to work, you might want to consider metro areas that offer both abundant jobs and a high quality of life.

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Apr 9, 2013 10:44PM
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"Best places for a working retirement"  Does anyone else have a problem with this saying???    Working Retirement??????????
Apr 10, 2013 3:51AM
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If you voted for Obama please do not come to Texas to retire.
Apr 9, 2013 9:22PM
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If I have a "working retirement," it will likely consist of staying put and NOT RETIRING.
Apr 10, 2013 8:15AM
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If your still working, your not RETIRED!......HA!
Apr 9, 2013 8:11PM
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 From time to time I read these retirement lists and I always have to Laugh.  You always assume the best place to retire is the cheapest. Personally I think while you are working you should consider how much it will cost to live where and how you want. You only have one life and so much time here, is the winter in North Dakota where you want to be or summer in Texas    Really  I am not saying you have to be like Romney and retire to a giant house in La Jolla,CA, but you should go where you want.

 

Soon enough your life will be over or you will be in ill health due to old age and unable enjoy life

Apr 9, 2013 11:06PM
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Some of the places listed are not "safe".  Nashville?  Think again about safety.  West Virginia?  I believe that's the "poorest" state in the USA.  Pittsburg?  What is the crime rate in that city?  I am starting to believe what other people post....MSN is becoming a lot of BS.  
Apr 9, 2013 7:38PM
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Another BSMSN list  of recommendations... If we keep electing the wrong people to run our lives they WILL run our lives and ensure that not ony dont we ever retire, but  that we will have outlived our usefullness and leave us to fend for ourselves and put us last in line of our new FREE health care. And for Dessert they will confiscate whatever money we have left to spread around to the people they need to vote for them.
Apr 10, 2013 8:18AM
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Hey MSN, how about...............................Detroit?, lots of housing available.  Unbelievable these articles, I guess they have to fill in the space
Apr 9, 2013 10:29PM
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Morgantown, WV?  You can't buy a shoebox there for $137,000!  Even townhomes go for more than that, and they're mostly student housing.  
Apr 10, 2013 4:27AM
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I spent a year in Fort Worth and during the summer we had 30 consecutive days of 100 plus degree weather.  I had to move it was just too dang hot.  Other than that I liked the place.
Apr 10, 2013 9:30AM
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Used to live in Corpus Christi - it was hot (100+),  humid, and dirty! Couldn't really walk my dog without my dog overheating after a block, even though I brought with me a backpack with a portable water bowl and water just for him. And that was the one place I lived where I became a victim of a crime. Never again.
Apr 10, 2013 9:22AM
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Almost every "Great" place to retire has problems that make the location less desirable therefore part of the reason for  lower costs, taxes etc.  If public safety is very important, check out gangs, vandalism, etc,. if housing is important, insure that the city has an enforced  building and zoning code .  If driving conditions are important, check out street conditions.  If comfortable heating and air conditioning are important check out cost of energy.  I live in one of the cities recommended and it suffers from all of the above problems.  There are postcard views but unless you buy and live in the area of postcard view, you will have only a view of your neighbors back yard or a city park with grass 2 or 3 ft high with playground equipment broken and rusted out. Those things are not a problem for me so I have remained in this city since I moved here to work 52 years ago.
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
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With the ecomony the way it is and those who elected our current president.  Heck, none of us are going to retire before 70 or even later.  By the time we retire we have to plan our funerals, no time to relax.  Well maybe once we are DEAD....SO Sad, if you really think about it.  We get married raise a family get life insurance pay our bills send our kids to colleges, univeristies (not to mention sports activity after school).  We pay off our homes, cars etc.  how long is this? from the time we start our lives maybe 20, 30 years for some even longer.  We dream of retiring (which by the way is only a few years, use to be you retired at 62, 65 had more time to enjoy) Looking forward to some R&R not having to look at our watches maybe take that little vacation you promised each other you would take after retirement.  But No we do not even have that luxury anymore.  We work, we pay, we struggle then we Die.

 

How depressing...think about for a minute.

Apr 10, 2013 12:16PM
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Corpus???? You have got to be kidding!!! I just escaped that hellhole to retire. Ridiculous crime rate, very dirty city, city council has its head up its butt and is crooked and stuck in the past. It's a town where money talks and nothing ever gets done. The city infrastructure is falling apart. Potholes the size of pickup trucks. Need I go on?
Apr 10, 2013 12:54PM
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Working retirements would be better called "Obama stolen retirements paying for votes"
Apr 10, 2013 9:22AM
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Most of the places mentioned don't have the hoods.....................and those that do the crime rate is mentioned as a negative to living there. Sad what not picking our own cotton has done to this country.

 

Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
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I have been to all those cities, nice places to visit (mostly), would not put them on a retirement wish list
Apr 10, 2013 10:06AM
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Obviously traffic was not a consideration in their criteria. Went thru Ft. Worth & took three hours just to get to the other side and that wasn't even during rush hour. Amarillo???? Let's see.... On Monday they set a record high of 85 and then on Wednesday morning they had a record low of 19 or 20. Yeah, radical temp swings like that are great for your immune system.
Apr 10, 2013 3:50PM
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The average person can't retire now. obama and obamacare will see to that.  Many good place overseas.

Apr 10, 2013 2:11PM
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Developers have hit upstate New York with a vengeance, driving up property values.  Many of my friends who retired found themselves back in the workforce again just to pay the ever increasing property taxes and ever-increasing expenses on homes they've held for years. 

 

While the term "working retirement" seems like an oxymoron, stop electing morons who have developers and banking institutions in their back pockets so we can all afford to retire and stay that way.

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