Study ranks best states for military retirees

Study ranks best states for military retirees
(Source: Ramstein AFB)

(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:

  1. Florida
  2. Virginia
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Alabama
  5. South Carolina
  6. Maine
  7. South Dakota
  8. Alaska
  9. Idaho
  10. Texas

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.

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