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County eighth in state for Social Security

 

August 28, 2019

The financial data website SmartAsset calculates that Klickitat County is eighth among Washington counties for best mileage from Social Security benefits.

The site's methodology started with the question: contemplating where to spend your retirement years? "While it's certainly advisable to have some retirement savings of your own to help pay for your golden years, if you will be relying mostly on Social Security benefits, this study can help," the site reported. "We analyzed where in the U.S. Social Security benefits will go the furthest.

"First, we looked at the average Social Security income for each county. Then we calculated the taxes a typical retiree would pay on that income based...



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