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Old 04-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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I can not believe that there were no Texas cities that made the list. Must have been put together by some damn yankee at Amerprise.


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Do you think you are prepared for retirement? How do you stack up against your neighbors, coworkers and city at large? The City Pulse Index, part of Ameriprise Financial's annual New Retirement Mindscape survey, delves into America's 30 largest metropolitan areas to get a geographic sense of our retirement readiness. The survey looked at the planning and savings habits, along with financial expectations and confidence. Overall, most of us are underprepared. But some regions are feel more prepared than others. How does your city stack up? Take a look at the top 10


Which Cities Are Most Prepared for Retirement?
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Most of these lists seem to use climate, low cost of living, how many doctors/hospitals, state income taxes, etc. for selection, but the OP lists uses 'retirement readiness, planning and savings habits, along with financial expectations and confidence, of the collective residents of the metro area.'

It's interesting, at least it's something different for retirement places lists...

That would seem to be a well heeled group, not just another warm-low cost of living area-no SIT list (like many parts of Texas). And our leading candidate city is on the list, so it makes convenient sense for us.
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Overall, locals seem to be feeling pretty good about retirement . Half (50%) of Seattle residents say thinking about his milestone makes them feel happy, compared to 42% of people nationwide
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That's because they are anxious to get out of that damp, rainy, soggy, solar radiation denied place and go where it's warm and dry at least 6 months of the year.




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I can not believe that there were no Texas cities that made the list. Must have been put together by some damn yankee at Amerprise.

Which Cities Are Most Prepared for Retirement?
Yeah, looks like the cities all have a high percentage of retirees who use FAs, especially Tommy Lee Jones's Ameriprise. Guess us non-FA users must not count as prepared. Darn!
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And that guy lives in Alamo Heights, TX too!
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I think that you are reading the article wrong.... it was not WHERE to retire, but who is better prepared to retire...

"The survey looked at the planning and savings habits, along with financial expectations and confidence."


IOW, you could be prepared to retire in Hartford (what the survey is asking), but plan on going down to Florida to retire...
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And that guy lives in Alamo Heights, TX too!
I saw Mr Jones shopping in Lowe's for Christmas decorations a few years ago. Short, ugly guy wearing sunglasses and I wouldn't have recognized him had he not asked one of the clerks a question. Hard to disguise that voice.
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There is no way I would retire to any of those places. Most are too cold and there is no way I would ever retire in Hotlanta. I wouldn't even want to drive through.

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I saw Mr Jones shopping in Lowe's for Christmas decorations a few years ago. Short, ugly guy wearing sunglasses and I wouldn't have recognized him had he not asked one of the clerks a question. Hard to disguise that voice.
I thought he was 6' tall..........maybe the guy you saw was Danny DeVito?
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I saw Mr Jones shopping in Lowe's for Christmas decorations a few years ago. Short, ugly guy wearing sunglasses and I wouldn't have recognized him had he not asked one of the clerks a question. Hard to disguise that voice.
Hey, I'm short. I'm ugly. Why can't I be rich and do Ameriprise commercials?

But seriously, it does seem the article is an attempt to sell corn flakes (or financial services) and definitely not suggest where to retire. And another thing. I look skeptically upon any "confidence" surveys. Just because someone is confident doesn't mean they should be. Naturally, YMMV.
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I saw Mr Jones shopping in Lowe's for Christmas decorations a few years ago. Short, ugly guy wearing sunglasses and I wouldn't have recognized him had he not asked one of the clerks a question. Hard to disguise that voice.

I was gassing up in Marathon a few years ago and some sunglasseswearing dude in a beatup truck pulled up next to me and got gas too. He kinda looked like TLJ but Marathon is in the middle of nowhere so I did not takenotice of it. I later discovered that he ownes a ranch nearby in Sanderson, so it was probably him.
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