Save Jersey’s Rooney to News12: New Jersey’s affordability crisis is a “deal breaker” for retirees

EDISON, N.J. — Save Jersey Founder and Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined News 12 on Wednesday to discuss the results of a new WalletHub analysis showing New Jersey ranking as America’s 5th worst place to retire.

It all comes down to affordability: 

“When you get to a point in your life when you have a fixed income, I mean that’s a deal breaker,” says Matt Rooney, founder and editor of

Rooney says that the real issue about where to retire comes down to money.

“People have to make a decision whether or not they’re going to pay their property tax bill or be able to put food in the fridge,” he says.