The Good News: MoneyRates Says Maine Sucks. The Bad News: They Were Here in the Summer

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MoneyRatesLEWISTON — For the second year in a row, Maine is ranked second-worst, after Hawaii, in the country for making a living, according to the finance website Maine also ranked eighth among the 10 worst states in which to retire, according to MoneyRates.  The rankings, combined with a Gallup poll released in August that suggested Mainers were more pessimistic than other Americans about their standard of living improving, seem to paint a dire picture for the state’s future. But Richard Barrington, senior financial adviser at MoneyRates who compiled the list, said Mainers and New Englanders, in general, tend to enjoy a higher quality of life in cleaner environments and safer communities. (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

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