I recently read about the worst states to live in during retirement, and relayed the results in a recent blog. Just this past week, I read an article written by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys addressing those states that ranked in the top 10 as being the best states to call home during the golden years. The analysis was computed by Bankrate.com.
- Virginia – relatively low taxes, cost of living, and crime and a moderate climate.
- Iowa – exceptional health care and low costs.
- Idaho – low cost of living, low crime, and plenty of sunshine.
- Montana – lots of sunshine, good health care, low taxes, and low crime.
- Nebraska – low costs, low crime, good health care, and a lot of sunshine.
- Wyoming – lowest taxes in the country (according to Tax Foundation and considering taxes at all levels), low crime, and lots of sunshine.
- North Dakota – low cost of living, low crime, low taxes, good health care, and ranked high on a study for happiness.
- Utah – ranked well in every measure, including the study for happiness.
- Colorado – low costs, low crime, good health care, low taxes, and good performance on the study for happiness.
- South Dakota – did exceptionally well in almost every category, including good health care, good performance on the study for happiness, extremely low taxes, low cost of living, and low crime.
Taxes are only part of the analysis. It appears that colder climates faired better than the typical warmer climate states like California or Florida.
We are wondering why the state of Arizona didn’t make the cut?!? It’s beautiful here and the people are nice and welcoming. If you want happiness and warm weather, consider a move to the Phoenix area for the rest of your life. Throughout all seasons of your life, our team is here to offer you the best Arizona estate planning help if you need it. Whether you’ve just had a baby, lost a parent or relative, or are getting married – we can help you create or update an estate plan to make sure that the future is protected for you and your family.
If you or a loved one are going through your affairs or dealing with probating the estate of a loved one, you can reach out to us and we will help you navigate these uncharted waters.
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