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Old 02-13-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Reno,Nevada
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How is alaska for a 100 disablied veteran would like to retire! I notice that housing is alot cheaper than down in the lower 48 states! I enjoy camping and fisihing, hunting!
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I suggest getting up here and enjoying it while you can! You'll love it. The Kenai Peninsula is slower paced than Anchorage or the Valley.
You can see the local newspaper here: www.peninsulaclarion.com which has numerous links for recreation, work, realestate etc. Others here may have info for other locations throughout the state. Don't be shy...stop on by...
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Housing is cheaper??? Depends on where you are coming from. The most recent stats in Anchorage is that the average single family house sells for $316,000. You can get more for your dollar on the peninsula, or in the Mat-Su valley.
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Reno,Nevada
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I suggest getting up here and enjoying it while you can! You'll love it. The Kenai Peninsula is slower paced than Anchorage or the Valley.
You can see the local newspaper here: www.peninsulaclarion.com which has numerous links for recreation, work, realestate etc. Others here may have info for other locations throughout the state. Don't be shy...stop on by...
Thanks for the info.... I'm checking it out!
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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If you need, I can send you links for many of the individual smaller towns located on the Kenai Peninsula. Let me know...
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Paducah, KY
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We were just up there in the Anchorage area and loved it. My husband is also a disabled vet. Their are tax breaks on property, passes to the parks, and on hunting and fishing licenses. I think I found all the info on the state website. There are many things that benefit disabled vets, and vets.

Cynthia
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Speaking of extra benefits for veterans, all veterans should check out this special extra earnings for military service through the social security administration. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/military.htm
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:56 AM
 
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Default Cheaper where?

I've lived in Alaska my whole life. As far as I know, it's one of the most expensive places to live (though I believe that it equals out with the pfd and no sales taxes). Fairbanks is a really nice town, but it is expensive. Unless you wanted to live in one of the three or four bad apartment complexes we happen to have. I suggest actually getting some pictures of the places you are looking at before buying. Also, understand that depression is a major thing up here if you can't handle having short days in the winter. If you can handle it, you'll love it. Most people I know do (high schoolers just dream about moving out).
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Reno,Nevada
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I've lived in Alaska my whole life. As far as I know, it's one of the most expensive places to live (though I believe that it equals out with the pfd and no sales taxes). Fairbanks is a really nice town, but it is expensive. Unless you wanted to live in one of the three or four bad apartment complexes we happen to have. I suggest actually getting some pictures of the places you are looking at before buying. Also, understand that depression is a major thing up here if you can't handle having short days in the winter. If you can handle it, you'll love it. Most people I know do (high schoolers just dream about moving out).
Spend most of my life in the military kinda enjoy a small town type environment a movie once in a while, fishing, and camping enjoying the outdoors.... thanks for the advise!
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Reno,Nevada
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Speaking of extra benefits for veterans, all veterans should check out this special extra earnings for military service through the social security administration. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/military.htm
100% service connected veteran, Social Security and I are have you might say a misunderstanding about "WE THE People" VA say you can't work SSA seems to have a regulation from a country other than USA. I don't understand how that figured I was E-7 was that based on my base pay!
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