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Subject:  Re: 10 Places to Retire on Social Security Alone Date:  9/9/2011  2:39 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  69574 of 88532

I wonder...more than half of these are college towns. Is there something about that that makes living cheap?

Its not about whether these places are cheap to live. Its about your SS benefits being more than the median income. With all the college kids working minimum wage/part times jobs, it skews the median to the low side. Thus implying that low income people can live there. What is not taken into account is the student loans, which would probably boost the median income of these students to well above SS benefits.

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