Reasons to Retire In Oklahoma

Money/Finances - Retirement
By: dptstretch    
03-Apr-2014

Introduction:Mind you...I've never been to Oklahoma (although I have been to well over half of the United States). I ran across an interesting article that apparently started with the Wall Street Journal and made it's way to Reader's Digest...and believe me, I'll have to whittle it down some to get to a top five.

  • 01

    More Bang For Your Buck

    I have to squeeze two items in here...but both help explain why your retirement dollars could go further in the great state of Oklahoma. Social Security income is not subject to state taxation & the cost of living is below the average for the country.

  • 02

    Low Unemployment

    While we are talking about retirement, low unemployment is a good indicator...for seniors who want a part time job to earn a little more and crime rates are generally lower when unemployment is lower too!

  • 03

    The Culture

    Geographically, one would unlikely be more than an hour away from cultural events. We think of Oklahoma in terms of wide open spaces...and it does have that...but not so far out of the way that opportunities are too far away.

  • 04

    Housing

    Housing is less expensive than the national average...this could allow a couple to downsize their house in retirement and have more money to live on in their golden years.

  • 05

    The Weather

    Oklahoma averages over 230 days of sunshine a year...above the US average. Winters are said to be mild....perfect for enjoying the great outdoors and over 200 man made lakes that Oklahoma has.




Final Thoughts

It sounds like a pretty good deal...and sounds like something put out by the Oklahoma Tourist board or something like that too...if you're like me, you might have thought tornados at the mention of Oklahoma...I could be wrong on that one? The truth of the matter is, I probably couldn't leave those precious grand kids of mine!




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