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SD fares well for military retirees

SD fares well for military retirees

South Dakota Is 2019’s 8th Best State for Military Retirees


News Release from Wallet Hub - May 19, 2019

UNDATED - With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees as well as accompanying videos to go along with its Memorial Day Facts infographic.

To help our troops plan their years after service, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.

Military Retirement in South Dakota (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

18th – Veterans per Capita
12th – Number of VA Health Facilities per Number of Veterans
10th – Veteran Job Opportunities
8th – Housing Affordability
1st – Arts, Leisure & Recreation Establishments per Capita

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-military-retirees/3915/

Memorial Day 2019 Facts:

96 – Number of members in the 116th Congress who have served in the U.S. military.

25 – Number of American cities that have claimed to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.

818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total).

20 to 80 Percent Off – Discounts shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales.

$139+ Million – Estimated value of items that will be lost this Memorial Day weekend.


To view the full infographic, please visit: https://wallethub.com/blog/memorial-day-facts/21363/



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