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5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

Offbeat  (tags: lifestyle, financial planning )

- 2370 days ago -
It's well known that California, New York and Hawaii are pretty expensive places to live: housing prices are way above average, and even basic services can cost a lot more than in other parts of the country.

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Bill K (3)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:39 am
where can you live if you haven't any dollars left to stretch?

Suzy F (94)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:41 am
There's no way we would leave California for the South. California is a way of life! Besides, my husband would lose his Union benefits if we left.....

Sue H (7)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:09 am
Well, good information, but I think I'll just be staying right here in California given the choices.

. (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:45 am
As a resident of Texas, I really have to disagree. Our property taxes are so high here that an average $130,000 home in a junky neighborhood will cost you $3600 to $4000 a year just in property taxes. Trying to avoid that by renting doesn't work because the landlord passes the cost on the renter. There are A LOT of foreclosed homes sitting vacant that the banks can't even unload.

Jim Richards (96)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:45 am
None of the top states mentioned pay good wages, moderate at best .. and because of that homes, etc are less ...

Lauren F (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:54 am

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Thursday January 26, 2012, 2:23 am

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Thursday January 26, 2012, 11:11 am
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