Each year, countless workers rack their brains trying to determine whether the time is right to bring their careers to a close.
But while deciding what age to retire is certainly important, it's just as crucial to figure out where to retire. After all, once you stop working, you'll move over to a fixed income, at which point you'll need to put more thought into how much you're spending each month. Furthermore, since you'll have a lot of time on your hands in the absence of a full-time job, you'll probably want to live someplace that offers a decent array of local amenities and entertainment.
With all of that in mind, WalletHub recently compiled a list of the best and worst states for retirees this year. The data is the result of various factors, including cost of living, amenities and attractions, and senior health services -- and it might actually help you land on the best state for your golden years.
Of course, the rankings speak to the 50 states' overall rank, but as a near-retiree, you may be inclined to base your decision heavily on cost of living. In the area of cost of living, Virginia ranks #18!