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The Huffington Post's Shelley Emling dials her compass with a new study from Kiplinger's that ranks the most and least tax-friendly states for the retired set.

Coming in first? The coldest of our 50 states, Alaska, followed by Wyoming, Nevada, Mississippi and Georgia. A similar survey by SmartAsset last month ranked Kentucky first, but that study considered other factors besides tax rates, such as house prices.

“What many people don’t realize is that where you retire can be just as important -- or, in some ways, even more important -- than what you have when you retire,” said Sandra Block, senior associate editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

On the flip side, the 10 worst states for retiree taxation are led by Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut

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