Batesville and Madison ranked in top 10 places for retirees to live in the state

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville ranked as number 3 on the best places to live as a retiree according to a survey conducted by SmartAsset.  A happy, healthy retirement depends a lot on location. To find the best places to retire, SmartAsset gathered data on three separate regional factors that affect the quality of life for retirees.First, they looked at state and local tax rates, considering two types of taxes: income and sales. they calculated effective rates based on a typical retiree earning $35,000 annually (from retirement savings, Social Security or part-time employment) and spending their disposable income on taxable goods.Next, they determined the number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers per thousand residents in each area.Finally, they found the number of seniors in each area as a percentage of the total population.In the final analysis, they ranked each county and city on these three factors. Then calculated an average ranking for each area, weighting the three factors equally. The areas with the lowest average ranking are the best places to retire.Madison came in 10th in the state and Munster came is as the number 1 place to live as a retiree.last_img read more

5 Keys 4 UW

first_img1. Handle the crowdAssembly Hall has historically had some of the most vocal fans in the country. If the Badgers are to earn their fourth-straight Big Ten road victory, they will have to play under control and block out the always-raucous crowd.2. Get D.J. White into foul troubleIndiana’s leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker is also prone to foul trouble. He has been charged with at least three personal fouls in all but one conference game and has recorded four fouls three times.3. Take advantage of Indiana’s lack of sizeThe Hoosiers have only three players taller than 6-foot-7 on their roster. Only two, White and junior Lance Stemler, see significant minutes. Particularly if White gets into foul trouble (see No. 2), the Badgers’ frontcourt should have a big game.4. Contest shootersIndiana leads the Big Ten in three-point shooting (38 percent) and is coming off a 10-of-20 performance from downtown against Michigan on Saturday. Sunday, the Badgers held Iowa to 14 percent from behind the arc, and a similar performance will be needed against the Hoosiers.5. Make the freebiesIndiana is particularly aggressive defensively but has a tendency to get sloppy, as evidenced by their league worst 20.6 fouls per game. The Badgers have shot over 100 more free throws than anyone else in the Big Ten so far this season, and converting trips to the line into points will be crucial, particularly down the stretch.last_img read more