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Being a person of statue and with a brain. I have come to one conclusion about the aged. We have contributed to society as well as anyone else, but we get no recognition for what we have done in life. The only one who really cares is God almighty and the rest doesn't really matter. So being that said, lets all just enjoy life while we can. Because the future of man is short and not very pleasant to know that we all die and that is the end of life as we know it. Who cares what we have to pay or where we live!!!! It's a short time and lets make the best of it. Quit crying and start smiling, life is too short!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and LaRaza has counted on it with their birthing policy...and they are ahead of their goals...attend their annual meetings...and race sessions...thanks to Open Borders...USA...we are a nation of illegals..
I retired and moved from New Jersey to Coastal North Carolina two years ago. It’s great, I never want it to change. That’s why I’m taking up a petition to limit the number of additional people from New Jersey and New York who can get in.
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with absolutely no journalistic skills...
This story is bunk. I'm 63, not born yesterday like so many who soak up this crapola as something worth while, The truth is, the senior population is growing in every state because of the boomer's. Those states are not anything special or different because of the numbers. The numbers are random and will change as they do. The numbers of seniors in California is greater that any other state only because of the total population. The things we need to look at is cost of living and services. Taxes and utilities costs. Has infrastructure been in place and paid for? Good senior programs, good medical, good hwy&air transportation, cost of housing, and quality of fire and police protection. How does the insurance industry rate the area? Is the Fire, Flood, Earth Quake, Sink Hole, Tornado, Hurricane, and ghetto elements at play. The thing I see is not where you live being so important, but how well you adapt to weather and utility costs as well as foods. We all have to look at the value of our retirement dollars. Not just seniors. As the Feds keep printing dollars at a faster rate, the dollars we saved become worth less and less. Inflation is not our friend. World Trade and Free Market Trade for Energy leaves everyone in the poor house. The only folks who live well are those who own controlling interest of the large oil and power companies. I was able to save about 15% of all my income for 45 years and in the last 20 years my savings VALUE has gone down 35% without spending a dime. Food cost, fuel, clothing, drugs, and medical way way higher. While the interest rate for saving down to record lows. What I was thinking was a better lifestyle after age 60. I lost $300K in cash value not increased value. Our American dream is not a money hole that keeps getting larger as government dollars being printed have no value. We need to create dollar value in things other than housing, and medical cost, Value was gold for years, then it went worthless.
My best idea to date is that baby boomers need to pool together and create communes with thousands of homes. With gardens, farms, health care, transportation, recreation, and common dating and partnership with get together so we pair up. Build a living community that has solar, garbage biomass energy recycle, water, and even own phone system via online wifi. Not that difficult to plan and build all over the country. The commune/co-op system being inside a tax rate of a county, state and fed, and of its own like HOA. Some county taxes for fire and law. Designed to be stable and hold off inflation. Any one else see this working?
The analysis for your study of "Best places to retire for under $40,000" focused entirely on area housing costs while mentioning "amenities" like geriatric care, free college tuition and zoo admission, things to do etc. Unfortunately, Baldwin County, AL was not listed in your "study" even though it posts significantly lower rental costs (using the same census data) than Columbia, SC:
Baldwin County - $674 Columbia, SC - $712
Additionally, Baldwin's small but vibrant coastal cities offer practically every "amenity" that retirees could ever want with some of the best year-round weather in the nation.
Finally, the overall "cost of living" in our state is among the lowest in the U.S. and access to excellent, local healthcare facilities - including a nationally recognized university medical school and hospital - is readily available.
Perhaps you should take another "look" at Baldwin County, AL. We who live here call it "the best kept secret" in America!
Come visit and see for yourself.
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