Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-20-2006, 09:02 PM   #21
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin
They have goodwill stores on the Mainland too!*
Battery powered socks... thick-soled boots... exposure suits... frost hoods... facemasks... a portable generator to power the heat lamp that I'll have a personal assistant dragging along behind me...

You know, the typical stuff everyone needs when they've lost all their own thermal insulation.
__________________

__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 06:16 AM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 152
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mathjak107
anyone look at riverview estates in northampton county ?* we are thinking of going in 2 weeks to check it out,it looks beautiful

http://www.riverviewestates.com/
I have been there. It is a nice area. I live about 12 miles from there and pass by frequently.
__________________

__________________
Non sequitur is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 08:22 AM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,005
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords
Battery powered socks... thick-soled boots... exposure suits... frost hoods... facemasks... a portable generator to power the heat lamp that I'll have a personal assistant dragging along behind me...

You know, the typical stuff everyone needs when they've lost all their own thermal insulation.
I thought you were talking about Pittsburg, not Minnesota.
__________________
justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 08:50 AM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,040
Re: NC or PA?

What's all this badmouthing of Pittsburgh. We visit Pittsburgh in the winter to get a BREAK from the ice and snow!

RE2Boys, living 100 miles north of Pittsburgh in the land of lake effect snow storms.........after 22 years in northern Alabama!!

If I was looking to live in NC, would look in the Asheville area western part of state. Near Smokies. Has a touch of real winter each year but otherwise moderate.
__________________
RE2Boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 09:13 AM   #25
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin
I thought you were talking about Pittsburg, not Minnesota.* *
Pretty much anything north of 33 degrees latitude!
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 09:19 AM   #26
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 495
Send a message via AIM to yelnad Send a message via Yahoo to yelnad
Re: NC or PA?

We had the mildest winter ever in PA this year.

I read in some magazine that PA was one of the worst places for retirees because of taxes and such. That said, I'll probably never leave. I would miss the 600 lb bear that ran down my driveway last week.
__________________
Yelnad --"What you're paying for is an education, not a room at the Sheraton,and sometimes that education is uncomfortable."- Jim Terhune, Dean of Student Affairs, Colgate University
yelnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 09:27 AM   #27
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 987
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yelnad
We had the mildest winter ever in PA this year.

I read in some magazine that PA was one of the worst places for retirees because of taxes and such.
Did you actually mean "best"?* In PA, you don't pay state income tax on distribution of 401K/IRA's (you pay it on the "front end", when you contribute to the fund).* Most other states are reversed (you pay state tax on the distribution side).
__________________
rs0460a is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-21-2006, 09:36 AM   #28
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 495
Send a message via AIM to yelnad Send a message via Yahoo to yelnad
Re: NC or PA?

It was definitely on the worst list. I wish I could remember the magazine, but I think it was in the last 2 years. I don't know much about taxes after retirement since I'm still a long way away.

I found this on the web: "Retirement Income Taxes: At 59½, Social Security, civil service, state/local government, and private pensions are exempt. IRAs are exempt as are out-of-state government pensions."

I think I found it in Kiplinger magazine. Check out this article.
__________________
Yelnad --"What you're paying for is an education, not a room at the Sheraton,and sometimes that education is uncomfortable."- Jim Terhune, Dean of Student Affairs, Colgate University
yelnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-22-2006, 01:02 PM   #29
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 452
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords

I beat feet outta there after the winter of 1977-78 when even the Navy looked like a better deal than watching the rivers freeze while Duquesne Power & Light ran out of coal. I visited sporadically (Navy vs Pitt) over the next few years but the last one was 1983.
I remember the winter of 77-78, extremely cold and mucho snow; but that was the exception. Last winter was extremely mild, both temps and snowfall.
The snow belt is about 80 miles north of here; big time lake effect snow up there
.
To clarify: pensions are not taxed and money put into a 401k was taxed going in and is not taxed coming out.
.

check this: http://money.cnn.com/best/bpretire/snapshots/45798.html
.
Yelnad: I checked out the article you mentioned; it's about Harrisburg PA
I don't know why anyone would go there to retire; it's not representative of southwestern Pa. From Harrisburg east to Philly, the cost of living is much, much higher than the Pittsburgh area.
__________________
renferme is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-24-2006, 11:14 PM   #30
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 495
Send a message via AIM to yelnad Send a message via Yahoo to yelnad
Re: NC or PA?

Thanks. I didn't realize it was just Harrisburg. It's such a hole in the state. Definitely not our best.
__________________
Yelnad --"What you're paying for is an education, not a room at the Sheraton,and sometimes that education is uncomfortable."- Jim Terhune, Dean of Student Affairs, Colgate University
yelnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-26-2006, 08:34 PM   #31
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
BUM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid Hudson Valley
Posts: 1,778
Re: NC or PA?

NC or PA?

I'm here in Carolina Beach, NC surrounded by former PA residents. How many PA residents are surrounded by former North Carolinians?

Do the math. Come on down!


BUM
__________________
In a panamax down by the river.
BUM is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-26-2006, 09:05 PM   #32
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 46
Re: NC or PA?

I live in Central PA...cost of living is low, plenty of nature (saw deer, turkey, ring neck pheasant, owls, woodpeckers and a muskrat in the last two weeks....and I am not a hunter), lifestyle is slow, and people are nice. Basically only requirement here is that you have to be a Penn State and Steeler fan . I understand that a house in my neighborhood is going on the market...you could buy it and for a small fee, I might let you mow my lawn and enjoy the great outdoors .
__________________
chrisdut is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-27-2006, 10:50 AM   #33
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 452
Re: NC or PA?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUM
I'm here in Carolina Beach, NC surrounded by former PA residents. How many PA residents are surrounded by former North Carolinians?

Do the math. Come on down!


BUM
BUM, you live there or just visiting?
But, you're right; lots of western PA. folks vacation on the outer banks of NC and
the Myrtle Beach area which extends north into NC.
Don't want to live there though; don't even want to vacation there either.
That's just my preference; enjoy it there!!
__________________
renferme is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-27-2006, 11:53 AM   #34
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
Re: NC or PA?

MMMM, Carolina Beach, now you're talking! Gawd it's beautiful up there! And so what if we get a hurricane every now and then, it is still better than snow!
Why do people want to move to Myrtle Beach, anyway? It is gross. Really. And when you could live in the Wilmington, Charleston, or Savannah areas instead?
Myrtle Beach :P
Sarah
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 06-29-2006, 06:26 PM   #35
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,413
Re: NC or PA?

hows the flooding been in the north forks township been?
__________________
mathjak107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: NC or PA?
Old 07-01-2006, 07:26 AM   #36
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 152
Re: NC or PA?

The water was high in Easton. I didn't see it myself, but I'm sure the river overflowed north of there too. Riverview is on high ground well above the river. Even though one aproach to it might be flooded, access from the west is never a problem. If you visit there you'll see what I mean.
__________________

__________________
Non sequitur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:38 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.