(WMC) - With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes taking effect this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Military Retirees.
To help our troops plan their years after service, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The categories range from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.
Best for Military Retirees:
- New Hampshire
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
To view the full report and see where Mid-South states rank, click here.
Memorial Day 2018 Facts:
102 – Number of members in the 115th Congress who have served in the U.S. military
25 – Number of American cities that have claimed to be the birthplace of Memorial Day
818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total)
20 to 80 Percent Off – Discounts shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales
$139+ Million – Estimated value of items that will be lost this Memorial Day weekend
To see the full infographic, click here.