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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Nov 17, 2012 1:50PM
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What I find interesting is that the 10 worst states to retire all have the best places to retire for under $40,000 per year.  So if you combine these articles, you can retire for less than $40,000 in the worst states to retire in and chances are you will be a victim of crime within your first year of retirement.  So you will either get your life savings stolen or be killed within that year.  So no worries...
Nov 15, 2012 12:30PM
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What a crock! They posted an article just a few days ago listing the best states for retirees to live in and most of these same states were on the list. Even sadder, they used some of the same photos!

Nov 13, 2012 11:31PM
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Whats going on, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia all had cities listed in the top 10 places to retire, but what good does it do if the state overall is listed as the 10 worst places to retire.  This story and advice is sure strange. 
Nov 13, 2012 11:28PM
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Albuquerque was just one of the top 10 places to retire, make up your mind.  
Nov 13, 2012 8:50PM
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What am i missing here?  The top ten cities to retire for under $40K a year are all the top 10 worst states?  A little confusing?  Or that's what you get for your dollar?
Nov 13, 2012 8:47PM
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income taxes and employment  opportunities are not really relevant to retirees...DUH!
Nov 13, 2012 6:35PM
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You guys are just messin' with us right?  I've noticed that MSN Money also posted an article today listing the 10 best/cheapest places to retire, 8 of which are included in this article as the  worst places to retire... 
Nov 13, 2012 6:06PM
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You should read your own articles before putting them on the net.  The first article I read said that Augusta, Ga, Louisville, KT, San Antonio, TX, a city in New Mexico, a city Arkansas, etc, were the TOP TEN cities to retire to.  Then just below that was the article showing the worse TOP TEN states to retire to. Guess what?  Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kentucky, et All were the worst!  I'm sooo confused!!! 

Nov 13, 2012 5:58PM
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So you have an article with the 10 Best Cities to retire in for under 40k and almost everyone of those Cities are in one of the 10 states you listed as the worst states to retire in. Completely contradicting articles. So nice work on having articles that make everyone happy because if you don't want to live there guess what MSN has an article for that and you know what if you do want to live in that area MSN has another article for that. What a joke!!!
Nov 13, 2012 3:36PM
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Interesting that your 10 best cities are in your 10 worst states!
Nov 13, 2012 3:36PM
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You people are MORONS!  First you list the best cities to retire in; then you list the worst states to retire in which just happen to have most of the "best cities".  Do you guys not talk to each other???????

 

What an incredible waste of reading time!

Nov 13, 2012 3:26PM
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It's funny that almost all the best cities to retire in are in these states...What's up with that?

 

Nov 13, 2012 3:10PM
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Did  you at MSN use the same reporter for:

"State with the Lowest Cost to Live" And "Worst State to Live In" ?

If it's the same person MSN had better fire him or her.

The worst case of B.S. I have ever read.

Adieu

Nov 13, 2012 2:45PM
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Is it lost on anyone that the "Cheapest Places to Retire" article lists cities in all the states in this "Best Places to Retire" article?
Nov 13, 2012 2:17PM
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Most of these Worst places are on the list you published as Best places to retire under 40K a year.

Hmmmm???

Nov 13, 2012 1:36PM
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The 10 worst states to retire in list are all states that contain the citites from the 10 best cities to retire in list. why does the media have such little respect for the intelligence of the audience?
Nov 13, 2012 12:03PM
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Funny thing...most of the states on the 'best places to retire on 40k' are on the 'worst places to retire' list as well?????
Nov 13, 2012 11:28AM
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In the links under the article there is one that tells where to live for people with under a 40k retirement income and most all send you right to these so called worst states to live in while retired. My someone needs to do their homework. I agree with one of the comments here that says the best place to live is near your family so you can spend time with them. To me that's the secret to a happy retirement.
Nov 13, 2012 11:02AM
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Well, 8 out of the 10 worst states to retire in also appear on the 10 best cities to retire in for under 40k per year.  So, what's up with that!!
Nov 13, 2012 10:54AM
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Two articles appear today on MSNBC, this one from Bankrate about the worst states in which to retire, and one about where a retiree can live comfortably for $40K/yr.  Most cities listed for the latter are in states prohibited by the former. 
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