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I hate opening a link I am interested in and seeing links to 100 other things I dont want to read.
What would I care if someone possessed a PHD or BS? Degrees don't necessarily make a person interesting. A life lived fully does.
A few things many of you are missing.
A: Florida is often a choice for many reasons.
1: No Income tax
2: One of the lowest taxes in Nation
B: California isn't listed because the only "plus" it has is weather, as income tax is high and State taxes are one of the worst in Nation.
Those of you screaming OREGON..2 issues.
A: Seriously too Liberal for many elderly. Reality is, MOST people, by the time they reach "elderly" are at the very least Conservative in fiscal ideals, and many are Conservative cut and dry. This may change with generations, but it hasn't in some 100 years or so, adding credibility to the old thought..."if you aren't Liberal when in your 20's you don't have a heart, but if you aren't Conservative by the time you are in your 40's you don't have a brain. Not saying it's true, but...
B: MORE important....Oregon has the 13th WORST overall tax rating in Nation. This factors in property tax, income tax, sales tax (ZERO) among other things. Figuring that the sales tax is ZERO, to rank that bad says something of the others. California, to NO suprise is the WORST, followed by New York, Vermont, Illinois, Rhode Island, Minnesota, New Jersey, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
2: Florida (and some of you wonder WHY it ranks so high for retirees).
3: South Dakota
5: West Virginia
8: New Hampshire
modern living is site, but it wouldn't let me post.
One note...Is it any shock that majority of the LOW TAX burden States are RED, while the majority of the HIGH TAX burden States are BLUE?
Of LOW Tax States, only Michigan, New Hampshire, and Delaware are Blue. Of the HIGH Tax States, only Kansas and Nebraska are Red. No shock at all.
I am also surprised that Williamsburg, VA is not on this list. In our vacation visits to the area, I've always been impressed with the number of retirees working at Colonial Williamsburg itself. The organization has tapped into a proven workforce that most employers unfortunately consider past its prime. These people are highly educated, skilled, and have a strong work ethic, not to mention their professional, courteous attitude. Try to find any of those attributes in today's younger workers -- happy hunting! These retirees also have a view of our country's history that those of us in the younger generations will never fully experience. In the more "modern" city of Williamsburg are many small businesses which employ and are owned by retirees. The College of William and Mary also counts retirees as former faculty and possibly as part-time students. Factor in the Virginia weather, beautiful scenery, quiet atmosphere, affordability -- Better check your stats again!
We love Italy. But in US, we would prefer cheaper, more secluded spots in area's of our choice, probably Florida, Oregon, and Arkansas. I love all four seasons here in the Ozarks. SW.
Becoming educated does not necessarily make a person arrogant or snobbish or lacking in common sense or unkind. To the contrary, the most hateful, crude, mean-spirited person I have ever known is a rural hillbilly who dropped out of school; he harasses educated visitors, bullies everyone he can, and boasts about what a wonderful person he is. Education is not the cause of snobbish behavior.
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