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Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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No. 8: Alabama
Home of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama boasts a trio of benefits that retirees may find alluring. It has some of the lowest local and state taxes in the nation. Its cost of living also is relatively low, especially for a Gulf Coast state. And its temperatures are among the warmest in the U.S.: Its average annual temperature of 63 degrees compares favorably to the national average, which is more than 10 degrees lower. However, Alabama has relatively high crime rates, with 4,026 property and violent crimes per 100,000 people (compared to the national average of 3,253). And access to medical care isn't as good as the national average.


No. 5: Mississippi
Mississippi is the fourth Appalachian state (including Alabama, Virginia and West Virginia) to make the list so far, and we're only halfway through the ranking. Sensing a trend here? The Magnolia State is not just one of the warmest in the U.S., it also has relatively low state and local taxes and a lower-than-average cost of living. Those factors make Mississippi an accommodating place for retirees, even though its crime rate is a little higher than average. It also has only 178 doctors per 100,000 people -- one of the lowest physician-to-resident ratios in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


No. 2: Louisiana
Besides jazz and beignets, Louisiana offers retirees an excellent combination of low taxes (the Tax Foundation ranks it as the fourth lowest in the nation) and balmy weather. Louisiana has a 30-year average temperature -- that includes both winter lows and summer highs -- of 66.7 degrees. That's higher than every other state except Hawaii and Florida. It also has better-than-average access to medical care and a relatively low cost of living.One major knock on Louisiana, however, is a crime rate that's among the highest in the nation. The FBI says there are 4,244 property and violent crimes per 100,000 people in Louisiana.


No. 1: Tennessee
That's right, Tennessee hits our No.1 spot. Its cost of living is the second lowest in the country, just behind Oklahoma, according to data collected from the Council for Community and Economic Research. And the Tax Foundation puts Tennessee's state and local tax burden as the third lowest in the nation. Tennessee also ranked among the best in the country for access to medical care, and its weather is warmer than average. All of those factors make Tennessee an excellent place for retirees, especially those on a tight budget and fixed income. There is still one main drawback, however. Tennessee's crime rate is among the worst in the U.S.







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SabiDojo
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No. 5: Mississippi
Mississippi is the fourth Appalachian state (including Alabama, Virginia and West Virginia) to make the list so far, and we're only halfway through the ranking. Sensing a trend here? The Magnolia State is not just one of the warmest in the U.S., it also has relatively low state and local taxes and a lower-than-average cost of living. Those factors make Mississippi an accommodating place for retirees, even though its crime rate is a little higher than average. It also has only 178 doctors per 100,000 people -- one of the lowest physician-to-resident ratios in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.



It's a great place to live if you don't have to do anything.







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Colt M4A1
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


Land Mass







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LewDawg
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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Tennessee's crime rate is among the worst in the U.S
Thanks, Memphis.






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GABlueDog
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


It is everyone's lifelong dream to retire in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

gtfo yahoo






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Jet12
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


How do all of these "best retirement" states all have the worst crime rates and healthcare availability?





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Bama Bird
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


I wouldn't retire in any of those states, and I currently live in one





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dsloane
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


Because they have Memphis, Nola, Jackson, and Mobile.





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tom
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


There's a state with a worse crime rate than LA?





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SabiDojo
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I wouldn't retire in any of those states, and I currently live in one



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Captain Ron
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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I wouldn't retire in any of those states, and I currently live in one


Probably those with an average retirement nest egg.







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AnonymousTiger
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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Mississippi is the fourth Appalachian state


Wait, what? I have never heard Mississippi referred to as an Appalachian state.



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Kafka
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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also has only 178 doctors per 100,000 people


Isn't this b/c it's so easy to sue a dr in MS and malpractice insurance is high?






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fishfighter
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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Because they have Memphis, Nola, Jackson, and Mobile.



You forgot Baton Rouge.






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yellowfin
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


frick, now we're gonna have a bunch of yankees down here





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teke184
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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Isn't this b/c it's so easy to sue a dr in MS and malpractice insurance is high?


Wouldn't surprise me.

My management professor was telling me about this my last year at Southern Miss, with one or more guys who had accidents in the north part of the state dying of their injuries because ERs didn't want the liability of treating them.






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TDawg1313
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


Looks like a list of the cheapest places to live.





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teke184
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


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Looks like a list of the cheapest places to live.


For the most part, though the cost of living in a few of the states listed like North Dakota are through the roof these days.


Most of these states also have good climates, with the Dakotas being the big exception.







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CAD703X
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re: Best states for retirement: TN #1, LA #2, MS #5, AL #8


Nashville is the tits





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SabiDojo
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Nashville is the tits



I hear really great things about Jackson, TN.






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