Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-26-2007, 05:19 AM   #121
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
clifp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,450
Here is list of companies funded by the Hawaii Angels organization. Now not all are high tech (Hawaii superferry) nor all of them based in Hawaii Ardica (which makes fuel cell powered ski jackets!) is based in Palo Alto, but most of the list is both.

Nords you are right Hawaii desperately needs to diversify its economy if for no other reason than making it attractive for yours and other daughters to come back here after college. The hi tech tax credits have been beneficial in that respect and we have smoke and mirrors data to prove it.

Still at the end of day, I'm a member of a organization that meets at a country club once a month, requires a $1 million in assets to join, and lets me invest with zero risk thanks to taxpayer subsidies.
__________________

__________________
clifp 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!

Old 11-26-2007, 09:24 AM   #122
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by clifp View Post
Here is list of companies funded by the Hawaii Angels organization. Now not all are high tech (Hawaii superferry) nor all of them based in Hawaii Ardica (which makes fuel cell powered ski jackets!) is based in Palo Alto, but most of the list is both.
Nords you are right Hawaii desperately needs to diversify its economy if for no other reason than making it attractive for yours and other daughters to come back here after college. The hi tech tax credits have been beneficial in that respect and we have smoke and mirrors data to prove it.
Still at the end of day, I'm a member of a organization that meets at a country club once a month, requires a $1 million in assets to join, and lets me invest with zero risk thanks to taxpayer subsidies.
Excellent, thanks for the info. I'm being told that a full listing of who's taken the high-tech tax credits is not considered public info. I guess it's between the company's tax returns and the state's auditors... not that there's any implication of abuse!

I wonder how many returning Hawaii expat parents in their 30s are moving into Mom & Dad's vacating house as the grandparents use their equity to downsize to a condo. Sort of a ransom for the hostages grandkids. Just curious, of course.

So is there a dress code for these meetings? Coat & tie? Shoes? Socks? Please check your PMs...
__________________

__________________
*
*

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
Old 11-26-2007, 10:26 AM   #123
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,072
Clifp,

Can I be your second niece? :-) hehe, I don't mind if the inheritance is a bit less.

Very interesting thread - I'm not in the monetary leagues you all are talking about - but as my husband and I sit down and look at the realistic possibilities, it becomes evident that tax management will become the most important aspect of our estate as we move forward. What's really interesting is I spent some time with my mother this Thanksgiving and she handed over all of her power of attorney's, living will, will to me as I'm the secondary beneficiary and executor after her husband. She's a paralegal in a small town and does estate stuff all the time - I noticed as I read her will, there were key phrases, etc, that showed good knowledge - she then made a statement that they were going to establish a trust - have a 'pour-over' will to the trust which would avoid probate altogether. I really should listen to this some more :-)
__________________

__________________
Deserat aka Bridget
“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” - George Orwell/Winston Churchill
deserat 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buffett says to keep working! maddythebeagle FIRE and Money 10 07-20-2007 01:09 AM
Prepaying real estate taxes for SEVERAL future years? MooreBonds FIRE and Money 16 01-25-2007 06:40 PM
Estate taxes Nords FIRE and Money 115 12-16-2006 08:50 AM
What's this mean about Buffett ? Delawaredave FIRE and Money 9 04-10-2006 08:46 PM
Warren Buffett REWahoo FIRE and Money 8 03-04-2006 09:31 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:21 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.