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Old 03-30-2013, 11:06 PM   #21
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I like Asheville LOTS more than Greenville. The weather is much more comfortable and there are more activities in Asheville. Here in Georgia 35K of retirement income (which includes pensions, SS, annuities, IRA/401 witrhdrawals, and other investment income) is excluded from taxes after age 62. After age 65 it goes up to 65K so most older retirees are paying no state income tax here. OTOH, much of Georgia is as hot and humid as Greenville.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:10 PM   #22
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Where in georgia do you live?
Looking for festivals, lakes, camping, and a cute town to visit downtown once per week
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #23
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Savannah. There is quite a bit to do and see here though not much camping. The cost of living is lower in the smaller towns all across the south. Many of them have cute downtowns that are pretty quiet most of the time but do have saturday activities.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:53 AM   #24
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People who are frugal enough to retire early are a small minority of the overall population. You are correct - many don't get it. I can't think of any way to find FIRE people as we tend to be rather discrete.
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I don't know about you but neighbors and even family don't 'get it' about saving and retiring. They don't understand that you don't HAVE to have TV, the newest iPhone etc.

I am curious how we can meet those of like minds when we move to South Carolina...any ideas on how one can meet those FIRE type individuals [just learned what FIRE stood for today and I love it!]
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