The 12 worst states for retirement

Settling down in one of these states after your work career is over might be more costly than you realize.

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Apr 30, 2014 7:16PM
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If you are retired, why would you care about the job market?
Apr 30, 2014 7:16PM
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Worst state to retire in then the article talks about unemployment rate?  Seriously people that write these articles are really stupid.
Apr 30, 2014 7:16PM
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Gotta love the fact that they use unemployment rates when determining if a state is a good choice for RETIREMENT.
Apr 30, 2014 8:24PM
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This is a pretty lame article. There is absolutely nothing to help decide which state to retire in.

Apr 30, 2014 7:51PM
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This ranking criteria reeks of bogusness. Florida? NC? SC? Those states are very popular retirement destinations.
Apr 30, 2014 7:58PM
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Only a uneducated fool relates unemployment to retirement which means not working.
Apr 30, 2014 8:46PM
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Why is Washington, D.C. on this list? It's not even a state.
Apr 30, 2014 7:35PM
Apr 30, 2014 8:49PM
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I expect nothing less from msn propaganda. This is nothing but a ploy to keep people who are retired or nearing retirement from moving out of the states that are drifting to those listed in articles. The idiots who come up with this crap also have said don't retire at 62........... Wait till you are 70. Obama needs your tax dollars.
Apr 29, 2014 10:00AM
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B.S.  The only one I would agree with is California.
Apr 30, 2014 8:51PM
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Another 'Duh' article by the mainstream media.
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Does the person who wrote this article even have anyone proof what they are going to post on the Web? 

I laughed so hard about the working thing in Nevada after retirement. The comment was so off base. If one retires and then moves somewhere to go to work------ Come on now, back up the lame line of BS. If that is the only thing keeping one from moving to Nevada for retirement, I hope they have more common sense than the author of the 10 worst States for retirement.
Apr 30, 2014 8:59PM
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Are they getting paid to wright this crap ?
Apr 30, 2014 7:54PM
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and Wisconsen does not exist right? or are we looking for a place where its warmer than usual like the state of Washington D.C. worthless people writing this crap. best serve at a drive thru at McDonalds.
Apr 30, 2014 9:30PM
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You retire mostly so you can enjoy what you have left,why would you want to work in the first place. Good day
Apr 30, 2014 9:01PM
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I do not understand.....why is North carolina bad?.....the western side around the mountains is so nice.....I really like it...
May 1, 2014 8:02AM
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Really Florida isn't where I should go, man I better change my plans on leaving the once great state of NY this December. Let me see Florida I can buy a nice double wide for less than 20k, pay park rent of around $500 a month. Have 2 pools one heated a hot tube, be near the ocean, I am able to finally own a hand weapon, pay no state tax, weather is great 300+ days a years, gas that is .50 cents a gallon cheaper than NY, no property or school taxes, no teachers union in my pocket wanting more and more of my money, a Republick gov, a limited welfare state, sales tax 6%, not 8.25%, no bridge and thruway tolls.I changed my mind I am stay here with the single moms on the dole, teachers, cops and firemen making over 100k, cities that look like Dante Inferno, no Florida for me, you convinced me.
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What an idiot. I'm retired - twice. Why the heck would I be concerned about the unemployment rates in these state. Except for CA and DC, the remainder are economically prosperous. Writer should do his homework and not repeat what the Obama administration tells him. I'm packing up and moving to Florida as soon as possible and bask in the sun. Writer (hack) should get a real job.
Apr 30, 2014 11:09PM
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Actually, what's bad is, they're giving social security to people who never worked a day in their life to pay any money in for their retirement.

A friend of mine had a neighbor  that came here illegally from mexico, talked on how great it was to live here, get 2,500 a month from the social security office, along with having housing help pay the rent and food stamps.

Apr 30, 2014 8:19PM
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I'm surprised CT isn't on the list.  Even the young people exodus from this state.  The old people run screaming.  I won't leave, but that's just because I'm a New Englander to my bones and have never been anywhere I love more.
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