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Old 02-10-2006, 10:39 AM   #21
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Huh...I thought we had some posted study of retirees "most retiree tax friendly states" and hawaii was one of the better ones while texas...not so much. Maybe my recollection stinks.

Probably has to do with the avoidability of income taxes in retirement. Them there property taxes are a little tougher...
No, you're right, that was last year's Bloomberg "Wealth Management" article. Bloomberg sold the magazine and the website doesn't seem to archive that anymore.

Hawaii's tax system socks it to the workers and gives the retirees a break. Excise tax is pretty low, too, although it's rising from 4% to 4.5% next year. Property taxes are becoming an issue and the Hawaii legislature (in session for a couple weeks already) is considering a number of Prop-13 type proposals. Since we have almost no earned income and a low-consumption lifestyle, that works for us!
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:45 AM   #22
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I came across this article. Also looks like the site may have some other good information. I have not explored it completely.

http://www.retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html
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I am surprised that little/nothing has been said about Nevada. 6000 people moving to Vegas per month can't be wrong. No state income tax, reasonable property taxes (about 1% of value). YOU control if you pay any gaming taxes (don't gamble, don't pay). Reasonable food costs at the casino (again, if you've got the will power not to donate to the one armed bandits). Sales tax is 7.5% but no tax on food.
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Its a dry heat. I was in Austin, TX in June and I'd take Vegas over Austin any day due to the humidity. EPA reports no worse pollution in Vegas than any other major city in America. For a small town, try Pahrump, in the next valley west of Vegas. It is also growing fast. It recently got a Wal-Mart!
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I am always reminded that “so is my oven”

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We lived in Las Vegas. I has some great advantages. Great entertainment, lots of part time work, if you are so inclined. We were there in the early 70's, and it has grown. If I lived there I would go to work for the convention center, just to get into all the conventions. What a way to stay up on whats new. But the earlier poster was right HOT HOT HOT in the summer. We had to cancel flying in the afternoon because the crew chiefs could not touch the aircraft without burning themselves. If you go to google earth, and look at the flight line at Nellis you will now see they have errected shelters for the aircraft.
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I am surprised that little/nothing has been said about Nevada.* 6000 people moving to Vegas per month can't be wrong.*
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Apparently some are wrong as Vegas has a pretty high move out rate along with the move ins.
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Apparently some are wrong as Vegas has a pretty high move out rate along with the move ins.
Yeah, but they're still stuck in traffic and can't be counted until they clear the Strip.
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Yeah, but they're still stuck in traffic and can't be counted until they clear the Strip.
Nothing like trying get get home after work on Friday and get behind the lost tourists that just arrived and are driving rental cars.* Or on weekends trying to run errands with all the tourists that have 5 to many free drinks at the casinos.* I hated living there.*
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