The 5 worst places to retire in the US
Every one of them seemed like a good idea to somebody -- but if you're thinking about spending your golden years in any of these 'retirement havens,' don't say you weren't warned.
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I retired in the area in which I was born and raised: Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts! I happen to think its one of the loveliest places to reside, and the benefits in this area (cultural, sports, educational, historical) are beyond belief. I did not retire with a huge income, and yet I can easily afford the cost to live here. Too many people are concentrating on taxes as if they were receiving NOTHING in return. We live in a country where we collectively pay our fair share so that we ALL benefit from that money (in terms of maintaining our roads and providing good education for the young, and proper police and fire services, and support services for the poor ). I have wonderful services here along the Cape Cod Canal, and feel that my taxes are reasonable for all that is offered here.
My mom turned 100 recently and still lives on her own in a community not far from me and is able to stay in her own home on a small income from Social Security. I know she would not have wanted to move from here and is quite comfortable in her extended retirement.
I realize that living in an area with 4 true seasons (instead of continuous warm air) is not for everyone.I also know that the political atmosphere in the Bay State doesn't appeal to everyone.But then we have a large diverse country in which we all should be able to find a place we can live in comfort in our golden years WITHOUT bad-mouthing those who don't happen to share the same views (whether they be about the weather, or politics).
WHICH STATES DON'T TAX YOUR PENSION ? I know washington does not..
Anyplace in California would be the worst place to retire owing to the plethora of socialist bastard democrats in our legislature.
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