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Old 06-20-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Hello, My husband and I have always lived in NJ--Central--but we are about to retire and are looking for a state with lower taxes and less snow. Where do NJ teachers retire?? Any ideas? Thank you!
One of the most important considerations when retiring (after financial feasibility) is what do you want to do when you retire. Activities? Climate? Family and friends? If you move to a place you could easily become bored if you do not take into consideration your life style.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The massive teacher cuts are just beginning (in the school and university level) and I truly hope your daughter is not included in those cuts. But the state of Florida has a long tough road ahead of it and when you compound that with the extreme amount of brain drain that is occuring in that state it will only get worse. I think there are much better options in the other popular retirement states for a retired teacher to obtain work in a state that is more stable economically. Texas would be a great choice for example.

Budget cuts, brain drain, drown Florida universities

The Oracle - Low faculty pay may be to blame for 'brain drain'
I can only report whats actually happening from live sources.....not newspaper clippings.......while some areas may be experiencing layoffs thats not unrealistic in this economy as many states have similiar budget issues, however, her job is not only secure but they are looking to hire for some grades. The teachers in her school and district are actually receiving state bonuses for achieving academic improvements above what even charter schools have produced so apparently theres money in Florida somewhere. If you don't have live sources who actually teach in Florida to provide you with accurate information it might be wise not to post a skewed personal opinion that people might rely upon to make an important decision.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I can only report whats actually happening from live sources.....not newspaper clippings.......while some areas may be experiencing layoffs thats not unrealistic in this economy as many states have similiar budget issues, however, her job is not only secure but they are looking to hire for some grades. The teachers in her school and district are actually receiving state bonuses for achieving academic improvements above what even charter schools have produced so apparently theres money in Florida somewhere. If you don't have live sources who actually teach in Florida to provide you with accurate information it might be wise not to post a skewed personal opinion that people might rely upon to make an important decision.
What more proof do you want, these are facts?

Central Florida Teachers Laid Off By The Hundreds - cbs4.com (http://cbs4.com/local/ocala.marion.county.2.935354.html - broken link)

http://cbs4.com/business/broward.schools.budget.2.1003378.html (broken link)

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/mar/...rs/?printer=1/
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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If you don't have live sources who actually teach in Florida to provide you with accurate information it might be wise not to post a skewed personal opinion that people might rely upon to make an important decision.
Dmmcauley gave some "live sources" as you call them.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What more proof do you want, these are facts?

Central Florida Teachers Laid Off By The Hundreds - cbs4.com (http://cbs4.com/local/ocala.marion.county.2.935354.html - broken link)

Expect Dozens Of Teachers To Be Laid Off - cbs4.com (http://cbs4.com/business/broward.schools.budget.2.1003378.html - broken link)

Retirees, laid-off teachers among throngs of job-seekers : TCPalm.com

They should apply where my daughter teachers......
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Dmmcauley gave some "live sources" as you call them.
I can't speak to Sarasota.....my daughter doesn't teach anywhere near there.....
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: NJ
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this is not a thread about the quality of florida schools or teacher compensation. keep it on topic.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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one teacher i know retired and moved to arizona.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Default where to retire

the southern states have low taxes and homes are relatively inexpensive compared to the northeast. food is good and people are graceous (although they generally don't like yankees, quiet as it's kept) I lived in B'ham for 15 years then moved to NJ (from NY originally) I now miss B'am and the many good friends I made there Won't go back to live, though Northeast is in my blood I'll just visit often!
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Personally, I would stay in NJ. If you want to retire elsewhere go to PA or DE.
Would not suggest the South as it is ever changing and not in a good way.
Gone are the days of the good old polite southern charm, it has been replaced with out of control growth, increasing tax burdens, higher crime rates, and many other issues.
Give me the opportunity and I would be back and taxes be damned.
There is an old saying, you get what you pay for and if you come down south and are of retirement "age" then make sure it is a Sun City or another age controlled community.

Good Luck.
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