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Nov 28, 2012 10:57AM
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When you are considering a place to move when you retire, be careful of the states that tout "no income tax."  You may not pay an income tax but the city and county and states will make up that revenue in some other way.  There will be a state sales tax which will be increased by the cities and counties by another one per cent.  There will untold fees added to your various utilities - gas, electricity, water, etc.  Everything you do will have some sort of fee tied to it.  When we first moved to Florida, My land line phone bill was $18.  When all of the different political fees were added in the total was $27.  But, I didn't pay an income tax.  Be Careful and check it out.  I'm not sorry I moved to Florida but there were a lot of different reason we made the switch.  
Nov 21, 2012 12:30PM
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Costa Rica sounds great, and they have a very large group of Americans living retired in the country. I was planning for either Costa Rica or Belize.
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