The Best and Worst States For Retirement
(FinancialHealth.net)- Whether retirement is far away or close at hand, you may have thought about where you’d like to live when you retire and the type of life you’d like to enjoy in those golden years. You might be debating the benefits of beach or mountain dwelling, contrasting the pros and cons of the city versus a rural area, or even evaluating if you want to move at all. These are important questions, and it’s equally important to consider each state and what it has to offer.
A recent study looked at healthcare, quality of life, and affordability for retired individuals by state. These rankings may surprise you! Here’s how the states measured up.
Worst For Healthcare
- West Virginia
Best For Healthcare
Worst For Quality of Life
- New Mexico
Best For Quality of Life
- New Hampshire
Worst For Affordability
- New Jersey
- New York
Best For Affordability
- South Carolina
How did your state measure up? If it didn’t make the list, it may have fallen somewhere in the middle. Find out how it performed or check for the states that most interest you by checking out the full ranking and ratings on WalletHub.
Where you retire and how you spend the golden years of your life can be cause for concern. Plan ahead to ease the anxiety about this part of your life. With a little research, you’ll be prepared and ready to live out your retirement dream.
~Here’s to your Financial Health!
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FBI Alert! Fraudulent Website Scams
(FinancialHealth.net) – Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal money from unsuspecting people. Fake websites are one of the ways criminals do this. And according to the FBI, these types of schemes are on the rise.
In August, the FBI issued a public service announcement notifying Americans about a rise in “online shopping scams.” The federal law enforcement agency explained an “increasing number of victims” have reported ordering items online and not receiving a product in the mail.
Beware of fraudulent websites that use top-level domains like .club or .top instead of .com. Fraudsters build these websites by copying content from legitimate websites to scam shoppers. https://t.co/ffbUW6vvl2 pic.twitter.com/kCTDf8Wfx2
— FBI SanAntonio (@FBISanAntonio) August 30, 2020
The FBI told people to look out for the following:
- Websites that are advertised on social media
- Merchandise that’s heavily discounted
- Domains registered in the last six months
- Websites that end in .top or .club
- Retailers that have a lot of complaints with the Better Business Bureau
If you’ve never heard of a particular retailer before, do a little research before you spend any money. Unfortunately, you can be very careful and still fall victim to a scammer. If that happens, you can file a complaint with your local FBI field office or Internet Crime Complaint Center.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!
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