Moving to a low-tax state could significantly reduce your tax bill in retirement.
The median income for elderly women is $11,600 less per year than it is for senior men.
You've taken everything else into consideration when choosing a place to retire to. Now consider the life expectancy of the locals.
There are no guarantees, of course, but there are ways to get help with basic tasks and to make accidents less likely.
Thinking of moving to Florida or Arizona for the sun, or to a small town for a lower cost of living? You may have overlooked the most important thing.
Spending your golden years abroad can be very rewarding. But before you make such a big commitment, know what questions to ask yourself.
Who is going to take care of me when I can no longer care for myself?
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