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    Thursday, April 18, 2024

    Go south, new retirees

    To all soon-to-be-retirees who live In Connecticut, I moved to Florida at age 69. I am 81 now and, to be nearer my grandchildren, I returned to Connecticut on a fixed income. Everything in Florida was cheaper — no state income tax, only one-time vehicle tax, less state tax at the counter, no charge for plastic bags, bottles or cans, and less cost for water, gas and electricity bills.

    Also, Florida does not have a nuclear power plant and it’s bigger than Connecticut. For a small state, Connecticut is in the top five most expensive. Now I have a mortgage of over $1,300 which will be paid off in 30 years, if I live to be 110. If you are on a fixed income and want to save over $10,000 a year, move to Florida or somewhere south where the cost of living is lower.

    Stephen Snyder

    Groton

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