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An Article Review: The Best Retirement Places (in the United States) by Warren Barrett

Aging is inevitable. We all grow old, get tired, quit our jobs and find a place where we can spend our remaining life span without worries. This is where a good Tampa property management company comes in.Somehow, we seem to have been working all our lives to get to that point where we can’t work anymore. Considering that there will be no more income at this particular stage, only pension and benefits which doesn’t really sound that much, we will have to look into our prospect places closely and see if we can live up to its standards.

Come to think of it, you’re old, no job but will have to pack out of a place to live somewhere else because it’s too expensive. Where’s the ‘ouch’ button? These are only some of the reasons why you have to assess the real-estate market of a particular city or state carefully. It will be one of the major determinants on how you will be spending the rest of your life. It is important to make the most out of one of our life’s most carefree phases; where there are no over times and bulks tasks to worry; where we don’t care about getting late for job every morning; where there are no boss to please; it’s the time where nothing else matters but ourselves and the things that makes us happy.

Now here’s a great article I found at Forbes by Warren Barrett called “The Best Retirement Places”. As the name suggests, it will give you a list of places that you might want to spend your retirement moments on, stating the pros and cons of each state which, for most part, has to do with tax burden and cost of living, thus, helping you weigh your options regardless of whether you want “ an active lifestyle, a foreign residence and even, in the U.S., an urban neighborhood.“ You can’t expect states such as New York, New Jersey, California and Connecticut to make it to the list though. Their taxes and cost of living are way too high for a retiree. Aside from costs, factors such as weather, availability of doctors, drive environment, crime rates and opportunities for an active retirement, as well as volunteering and outdoor paths for bicycling and walking are also taken into consideration. These are important aspects to be measured to become truly happy and comfortable with new place you’d be calling home.

However, while there are places out there without tax such as Washington State, spurring the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing and Google, the sales tax burden per capita is the second highest in the US next to Wyoming. Similar thing goes for Seattle. While the city gives people the chance to submerge themselves in rich culture and beautiful temperate climate, they impose fees on dead bodies. Like what on earth? Never have I heard of a place that collects $50 bucks on people when they die. On the bright side, there are 11 states in the US that gives retirees break from taxes such as Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and West Virginia, making these states suitable places for retirement. Tampa Property Management

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