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Top 10 States to Save for Retirement
With a troubling economy and high unemployment, saving for retirement can be difficult. Check out the 10 best states to live in while saving for your golden years, according to US News & World Report.

1. Wyoming

Per Capita Income ($): 45,584
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 4.5
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 7.0
Unemployment Rate (%): 6.8
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

2. New Hampshire

Per Capita Income ($): 42,967
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 1.1
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 7.6
Unemployment Rate (%): 5.9
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

3. Alaska

Per Capita Income ($): 43,369
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 3.5
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 6.4
Unemployment Rate (%): 7.9
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

4. Washington

Per Capita Income ($): 41,855
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 6.6
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 8.9
Unemployment Rate (%): 8.9
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

5. North Dakota

Per Capita Income ($): 39,444
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 0.2
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 9.2
Unemployment Rate (%): 3.6
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

6. Montana

Per Capita Income ($): 34,239
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 3.1
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 8.6
Unemployment Rate (%): 7.3
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

7. Vermont

Per Capita Income ($): 39,510
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 0.9
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 10.3
Unemployment Rate (%): 6.0
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

8. South Dakota

Per Capita Income ($): 37,221
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): -1.4
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 7.9
Unemployment Rate (%): 4.5
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

9. Minnesota

Per Capita Income ($): 41,727
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 0.8
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 10.2
Unemployment Rate (%): 6.8
Treatment of Capital Gains: Normal

10. New Mexico

Per Capita Income ($): 33,524
Annual Growth in Home Prices (%): 2.1
State and Local Tax Burden (% of income): 8.6
Unemployment Rate (%): 8.2
Treatment of Capital Gains: Preferential

Top 10 States to Save for Retirement

With a troubling economy and high unemployment, saving for retirement can be difficult. Check out the 10 best states to live in while saving for your golden years, according to US News & World Report.

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