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Subject:  Re: financing Date:  5/29/2003  12:04 PM
Author:  mhtyler Number:  8451 of 19221

hotfoot asked, "Two questions:
One. Calif should offer lots of seaside living. Have you ruled that out?

Two. At age 48, who will you play golf with during retirement?"

Taxes are too high in California (9%), and I don't play golf.

As to who will I hang with? That's a sore point. Most of my family and friends have died in the last few years, and I was working overseas pretty much for the last 10 working years, so I don't have much of a support system.

However, going back to work to make friends isn't in the cards, and in any case working to keep busy is just avoiding the issue.

Back to the first question, I'm looking at Florida, which has a wealth tax that may not be too bad, and Nevada which has no income tax at all.

In the short term we've decided to rent, since we have no family or friends to live near we kinda' have no home either. Well my Wife has her folks in rural Indiana, but we're not going there.

I confess I'd like to be in California if I could afford it. I lived most of my adult life there.
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