10 worst states to retire in

Some places are clearly worse than others for retirement. These states are among the worst, as measured by crime, life expectancy and the number of retirees living in poverty.

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Sep 20, 2012 6:52AM
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really wrong approach to research here. These are the best states to retire to - work in the north, save up, move down to NM and really stretch your dollar. The states featured are of lower income levels in general, so people's  retirement savings are generally lower.  There has to be a different statistic, like average property value, number of folks of retirement age with mortgages, retirement eligible employees, etc. Everything that has to do with the purchasing power of a dollar, taxation of retirement income on state level (NH doesn't tax, while CT does), but not poverty level alone.
Sep 20, 2012 6:36AM
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The primary statistic they use is the amount of elderly living in poverty, therefore; the states with the most poverty will have the most elderly in poverty. I must be some kind of statistical genious.
Sep 20, 2012 6:33AM
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Holy crap! You have it wrong big time. Some of these are in the best places to retire. In October of 2011, South Carolina was number 1 out of ten states when considering best places to retire. Hmmmm. Sounds like MSN is doing what they can to prevent retirees from living in the more conservative leaning states. We moved to SC and you can't believe the number of folks from the northeast and upper midwest who have retired here to get our of the more liberal leaning states. I think its time to use another browser to get get my news from. 
Sep 20, 2012 6:32AM
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What drivel.  These are certainly not the only 3 factors considered by potential retirees.  What about:  Cost of living, cost of housing, state income tax, property tax, climate, friends and family, nature and recreation, the arts, etc.?

Please write something of importance, not skewed statistics.      


Sep 20, 2012 6:27AM
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 89.3% of all statistics are made up on the spot....
Sep 20, 2012 6:15AM
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Lyin' sacks of hot bull s**t. MORE than a few of those places on YOUR anti-conservative list are some of the BEST places to retire! North Georgia is a retirees dream (trust me, I know!) But I can gladly assist MeSsiN with their apparent inability to tell the truth: at least three liberal-pits-of-hell-dual-citizen-controlled cesspools humans should stay away from and never even considering living, much less retiring: New York; Chicago and (poor victims of liberal hate) Detroit. You know damned well at least those three should be the foundation of your little "list", so start the f*** over and get it right next time!
Sep 20, 2012 5:55AM
Sep 20, 2012 5:49AM
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What a false conclusion from doubtful statistics!!!.  Rubbish!

 

Sep 20, 2012 5:43AM
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The worst website for retirees,

 

1. MSN

 

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Sep 20, 2012 5:41AM
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You Peebles. Worst states are in our south with large (and growing) minority populations. Worst countries are in the south of (sub-Saharan) Africa. Imagine that. Secure our borders, no amnesty whatsoever, illegals all out (using economic measures, strong arming employers and changes in public assistance), introduce strongly regulated temporary worker programs, revoke the anchor baby amendment, etc. Everyone then benefits, even the illegals. You'll understand why. Aa.
Sep 20, 2012 5:35AM
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What? You dumba**es didn't get enough negative reviews the first time you ran this piece of excrement? Slow news day? C'mon guys, at least change the pictures!
Sep 20, 2012 5:29AM
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Hey Asshat that wrote this piece of **** article why didn't you just say Don't retire in the South. Your an ****!
Sep 20, 2012 5:10AM
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Sep 20, 2012 5:06AM
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Hmm, Forbes lists all these states as the best places to retire - google it! I think someone botched the title of this article! 
Sep 20, 2012 5:04AM
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I see The North and  South still have a fuide going on. LOL.The Rich still thumb there noses at the poor. The poor just  dream of hitting the LOTO.. Young wopper snappers still resent the old. That is until they become old. Crime  is out of control no matter where you live  One  harred event such as a car crash or massave stroke. No matter the insurance that you think have. Can wipe you out .The CO Payments.The well we do not cover you on this and that...Someone  falls  on your land can ruin your life. So relax . Be happy you woke up.. When  you go to bed. If yah have a place to  lay your head on a pillow. The rain is not getting in through the roof. NO one has suied you. You are not living in a Nursing Home. No one broke in and robed you. Wors took your life. All is well no matter the  town or state yah happen to live in...(.NO MATTER how much $$$$$ yah have. No one gets out of  life alive.also ,You can not take one $ with you ) My granney taught me that las a kid..... SO breath and relax..Inhai l Ex hail....IN out In out ....(SMILE )   Not so fast yah will hypervenolate .....
Sep 20, 2012 4:47AM
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California is by far the worst state in which to retire.  It is heavily infiltrated with tax crazy bastard democrats.  Plus, you should never drive a new or near new car.  If someone runs into you on the freeway it is hightly doubtful they have insurance, despite what the law requires plus, you will be lucky if they speak English.
Sep 20, 2012 4:37AM
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People from the North have been migrating to the South in droves over the past 3 decades because it's cheaper to live in the South.  

Sep 20, 2012 4:35AM
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Like most news, need space to fill for advertisers.
Sep 20, 2012 4:21AM
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Is the writer from California and enjoying his daily legal marijuana? Don’t move to whatever state because its seniors live in poverty. That is just plain dumb. Poor retirees don’t move anywhere.

 

If you are living comfortably in your retirement in Texas, I can’t think of any faster way to enter poverty than to move to any number of high cost states like California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc.

 

Houses in those areas cost five to ten times more than the same house in Houston. Texas has no income tax. All of the above have income taxes. Texas may not be as beautiful as say highly taxed Vermont, but it is not overrun with liberals, who detachment from reality makes one wonder, if the population of the whole state is on drugs.

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