Minneapolis metro among the best places for starting over: study

Study says we're prosperous and single. The first one must be a mistake.
Study says we're prosperous and single. The first one must be a mistake.

Oh, the urge to just say screw it, screw you, I'm outta here. Ever get that? Well, you're in luck -- as long as you don't already live here.

Minneapolis was the only Midwestern city to make a recent list of the ten best cities for starting over. That's according to the folks at CreditDonkey, an education website that strives to make personal finance "donkey-proof," which is apparently market-speak for "easy to understand."

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Why the recognition? Our wallets are growing faster than the population and unemployment is relatively low. Plus nearly a third of the adults are single.

In case that didn't sell you:

One particularly appealing trait of Minneapolis is its high concentration of Fortune 500 companies, which includes Target's headquarters. If that doesn't hit the bull's-eye for you, consider the fact that Minneapolis is the hometown of music legend Prince, someone who has started over many times.

Let's hope the word doesn't get out too fast.

The donkey says only metropolitan areas with at least one million people were considered. Behold:

1. Austin, TX
2. New Orleans, LA
3. San Antonio, TX
4. Boston, MA
5. Minneapolis, MN
6. Houston, TX
7. Oklahoma City, OK
8. San Jose, CA
9. Nashville, TN
10. Raleigh, NC

-- Email Jesse Marx at or follow him on Twitter at @marxjesse

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