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I love Connecticut and I'm doing my level best to keep it nice, but my wallet is screaming and the horizon looks terrifying. Seniorly News set out to find the least expensive retirement states in America and in doing so, also identified the country's most expensive retirement spots. Let's start with the positive.

Top 5 Cheapest States for Retirement in the U.S. 

1. Wyoming

2. Utah

3. Montana

4. Idaho

5. Virginia

Boats anchored in the bay - Greenwich, Connecticut
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Top 5 Most Expensive States for Retirement in the U.S.

1. Massachusetts

2. New York

3. Connecticut

4. New Jersey

5. California

We talked about this on the Tuesday (3/28/23) edition of the I-95 Morning Show, listen below.

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Some other key findings included:

  • While Florida is popular with retirees, its not the best place to retire from a financial perspective. The Sunshine State has a senior poverty rate of 11%. The Medicare spending level is high, according to the report, so FL is the 9th most expensive retirement state in America.
  • 7 out of the 10 most expensive states are on the East Coast.
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Look, this is no surprise to any of us that live here. The cost of living surpassed what is fair or reasonable a long time ago. Family, comfort and familiarity keep us here, but that can only last for so long. Since I don't want to leave you with a stale CT malaise in your mouth, let's do a list of the Best Things about CT:

1. Food (Especially Danbury)

2. Proximity to NYC & Boston

3. Charm

4. History 

5. A 5,000 mile blob of seaweed is not headed to our coast right now. Sorry Florida. 

I'm out after that but I tried to keep leave you with positive thought or two.

15 Ways to Say You're from CT, Without Saying you're from Connecticut

Depending upon the individual, CT could be great, it could suck, it could be pretty, it could be a dump. There are a wide variety of things people could take into consideration to develop an opinion on the Nutmeg or Constitution State (CT Is both). However, there are certain identifying markers that set the state apart from the rest of the country. There are things you cannot help but notice in Connecticut. A Reddit user asked others to "Say they are from Connecticut without saying it." These are some of the great answers people came up with. 

Vacant Brookfield Properties Give Me the Creeps

Brookfield Connecticut is a beautiful New England town with picturesque landscapes and architecture. It does have one section of road that is about a mile long, that time has forgotten. When the highway got extended, the life started to drain from this portion of Federal Road and COVID-19 put the finishing touches on any business that was hanging on for dear life. There are supposed to be people in these places, that's why they were made. The absence of humanity in these spaces makes them tragic and chilling.

 

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