June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011
Friendly Skies

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. The bear is heading back to south Florida for a couple of days before we head out on our next adventure.

Now most of us work hard to hopefully one day retire with a decent quality of life. Unfortunately, some people with HIV have to retire younger than they have planned and have a hard time making ends meet between the lower income and the high cost of health care for people living with HIV.

But in some states it is harder for retires and people on disability to live. Do you know what those states are?

Here are my thoughts on the subject and why.

Worst States for Retirement

Why You Should Think Twice about:

1) Illinois - Poor fiscal health

2) California - Expensive, and its finances are in disarray

3) New York - Very high taxes, including property taxes

4) Rhode Island - Worst-off state in the Northeast from a financial viewpoint; high taxes

5) New Jersey - Highest property taxes in the United States; has pension funding issues

6) Ohio - High unemployment and cold winters

7) Wisconsin - High property taxes and frigid weather

8) Massachusetts - High cost of living and high property taxes

9) Connecticut - Taxes Social Security and has high property taxes

10) Nevada - Foreclosure capital of the world

Now we also have the problem for people with HIV and AIDS and the ADAP waiting lists and other service problems in Utah, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming. UGH. That does not live a lot of states where people with HIV can afford to live AND get services if they need them

Now some of you might not agree with me on the list. So drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab