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Old 01-19-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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Anyone in Tampa or other area of Florida from Vegas? Just wondering if you like Florida better than Vegas. I'm in Vegas now but want to move back on EST time & to a tax-free state but I'm torn because Vegas is pretty cool.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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lets trade homes - I'd move to Nevada in a heartbeat....only kidding...need to stay here for now...what's your occupation - better have a job before making the move......jobs are hard to get here.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:03 AM
 
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"Tax free"? Where's that in Florida? Cause Im charged tax everywhere I go! Some 7% too!
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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You speak of Sales Tax which to me is the most fair tax out there. It impacts everyone the same. If you want to spend 15K on a new car, give your 7%. If you want to pay 80K for a new car, give your 7%. Your spending determines your taxes. Like a 'Fair Tax'

California is the extreme, but they have over 10% Sales Tax in some areas, State Income Tax, and Federal Income Tax.

OP: I have been to Vegas numerous times and almost bought out there many years ago. It is Extremely different. Look, feel, climate, traffic, transportation, etc... As mentioned, to me a job would determine the move or not. Traffic is like I-15 along the strip in many locations here. Living by the beach nice but if you have to get up before dawn and are home at dark, takes the pleasure out of it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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The OP is probably a retired person. In that case the (state income) tax-free Florida, like Nevada, seems appealing. Unless someone has a gambling problem Las Vegas is pretty good for retired people. Lot's of activity and tones of freebies (you can literally cover your food and drink for free with some creative maneuvers, lol), if one know what they are doing. You will miss those opportunities coming here. Stay few months here and see if you would like it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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I personally do not care at all for Vegas. I felt trapped whenever I have visited...in a wasteland of tourists and highrise casinos with a lot of red clay rock pebbles scattered around for decor. The flatness and being able to see so far just made me mentally feel like little opportunity or surprises existed ahead. I dunno...just wasn't my thing...it depressed me a bit.

Only thing I did like was the parks nearby...Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, etc.

It was also the worst kind of heat I have experienced...I felt like I was walking behind a bus everytime I was outside walking. Even the wind breezes were hot.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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The Summer heat is ... H O T. Was 117 degrees on the Strip once when I was there. There were little sprinkler systems, like MISTERS, that would spray water down and it evaporated before it hit your head.

Agree with your Canyon comments. Also, about 90 minutes North is Saint George, UT. Some of the most break taking scenery I have ever seen is there.

But I also enjoyed the 24 hour city, the SHOWS, the food, the whole mega Casino atmosphere.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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Thx for the replies. I'm not retired ... I trade stocks from home. Working on EST time has screwed me up since moving out west ... going on a year & a half ... just can't get used to it. I walk around like a zombie everyday so I'm looking to move back to an EST state that has no state income taxes. I'm originally from Ohio ... no way would I move back there!
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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How much time each day to you have to glued to your Computer to do this? Do you do your own research? What kind of income do you make (range) if you don't mind me asking? Do you buy and sell each day to make profits at this or is it the whole shebang of buying, selling, shorting, etc...? Curious on these. A friend of mine has tried to talk me into doing this since I have the time. I just don't feel I have the tools to be successful at this.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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Plan on 10 hrs per day or more ... that's prep time before, then actual trading & work after the market. I do my own due diligence & I also follow trade setups of people I trust. I've made as much as 400k in a year &a have u lsot as much as 400k in a year (by not following basic principles). I make quick trades, build lo gwr swing positions & hedge. IMO, its something u wanna do for income that you don't have to live off of. I live off my rental properties. Trading is easy yet its hard as hell! Start trading witn an amount of money you're willing to lose!
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