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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/10/2018 08:26 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/10/2018 08:26 AM
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Calaveras & Tuolumne Counties Among Best Places in California for Living on Social Security

Arnold, CA...Planning where you’ll spend your retirement can be difficult, especially for folks who will be relying heavily on Social Security as a main source of income. There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved into the data to find out where. In its fourth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Calaveras County ranked among the top spots in California.  For a look at how the leaders in California compared, check out the table below:

Rank County Cost of Living Annual SocialSecurity SocialSecurityTaxed? SocialSecurityGoes Furthest Index
1 Mariposa, CA $19,553 $19,698 No 77.77
2 Calaveras, CA $19,577 $19,155 No 75.43
3 Trinity, CA $19,673 $18,575 No 73.63
4 Colusa, CA $18,641 $17,805 No 72.02
5 El Dorado, CA $21,017 $19,553 No 71.86
6 Placer, CA $21,017 $20,180 No 71.84
7 Tuolumne, CA $19,757 $18,362 No 71.39
8 Tehama, CA $19,217 $18,341 No 70.68
9 Plumas, CA $19,277 $17,699 No 70.67
10 Sierra, CA $21,941 $20,309 No 70.44

The full study results, methodology, and interactive map can be found here:

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-10 08:37:36   By: Anonymous
One Percent on a budget :)

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    Posted on: 2018-04-10 08:56:04   By: Anonymous
    Better than the millennial do-nothings but want everything’s!

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      Posted on: 2018-04-10 20:36:45   By: Anonymous
      It compliments my pot profits just fine.

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NO Merita!
Posted on: 2018-04-10 08:54:10   By: Anonymous
Just say NO to corrupt actions of Callaway!! Stay away from the HONEST Supervisors trying to fix the mess you made Merita!

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    Re: Douglas here
    Posted on: 2018-04-10 09:07:31   By: Anonymous
    Yeah, But my high paid rate of jobs based on relocation packages means far abroad any city U.S.A. then with hopes when I retire to come back this way back to Arnold.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-10 15:04:09   By: Anonymous
Well, the responses so far indicate why anyone with a brain would not want to retire to Calaveras County - the main resource is STUPIDITY.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-10 18:21:53   By: Anonymous
    Stupidity, and poor dental hygiene.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-10 18:22:26   By: Anonymous
    The wheels are coming off for sure in the great state of CA
    Thanks Moon Beam.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-10 19:05:34   By: Anonymous
Not sure I believe this. Amador is pretty close to Calaveras and it is not listed here. Plus most of North Calaveras work and shop in Amador. Are they counting how many trailer parks are in each county?

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    Posted on: 2018-04-10 20:36:13   By: Anonymous
    Your Mom goes to the trailer park to bang on the guys she's having an affair with. So shut up beech.

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      Posted on: 2018-04-11 12:32:44   By: Anonymous
      Trailer trash.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-10 21:27:08   By: Anonymous
    Just looked and Amador ranks 27th

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