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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Study finds that Arkansas is the worst state to retire

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Via CNN Money, a study from Bankrate.com found that Arkansas was the worst state in the nation to retire: 

Bankrate.com ranked all 50 states according to several factors. They included local weather, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax burden and senior well-being.

Wyoming was #1. Which kind of makes me wonder about the chicken and egg question re: cost of living. Also, Maine ranked higher than Hawaii on weather, so their methodology may need tweaking. Here's the report. 

Arkansas got below-average marks on weather, crime, health care, taxes and community well-being. At least it's cheap. On the other hand, I'm looking out through the short-leaf pines at Greers Ferry Lake ri

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