Thursday, March 31, 2016
Nebraska Named A Top 10 State For Retirement
Forget retirement in Florida. A new study by financial website Bankrate.com finds that Nebraska is a top 10 state for retirees.
Bankrate examined all 50 states, looking at a variety of factors that are important to seniors. Fox Business noted that, surprisingly, most of the best states for retirement were those in the Midwest and West.
Ranked No. 10 overall, Nebraska boasts a low cost-of-living and strong health care system, according to the Bankrate study.
Nebraska posted high scores in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index, which measures residents' happiness and satisfaction with their surroundings in five areas: sense of purpose, feelings about their community, as well as social, financial and physical well-being.
Despite its reputation for snow, Bankrate said Nebraska's weather was 21st best in the country, with abundant sunshine and relatively mild summers.