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Old 01-28-2019, 12:03 AM
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Shitcago or Hawaii?

Let’s see, one is totally corrupt, has horrible winter weather and stupid high taxes. One has none of those.

Yeah, tough choice.

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Old 01-28-2019, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by dvarapala View Post
If you're really anxious to try this, I recommend that you keep your current home and rent it out. That way you have something to come back to if you decide you don't like HI. Also, if you do decide to buy a condo in HI, make sure it's one that you can easily rent out to tourists if you do decide to move back to the mainland.
Sound advice I believe we're on the same page. My only hesitation is renting out my home as it's well....my home. I have other properties but those are treated as a business. Something gets messed up I have no emotional attachment.

Nonethless, financially speaking it's the best thing to do. It would offset the approximate $4,000 a month in rent we'll probably be paying in Honolulu.
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Lib city to another lib city. You'll do just fine.
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I could never live there
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:04 AM
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Ask yourself; " What is keeping me here ?"

If the answer is ' nothing ' .....

That's your incentive to go.

Here's a thought..
If we always do what we always did, we'll always get what we always got...

Don't resist change, perhaps we should all welcome it
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Stay where you are .... we have enough humans.
our little island is about to tip over into the ocean.


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I wouldn't move anywhere for a pay cut and no moving reimbursement and higher COL. Do you realize they are purposely taking advantage of you because you live in a place with crappy weather? Sounds like a trap. I once worked for a company in Norcal that operated like that. The quality of the job location wears thin quickly if the job situation sucks.

Better yet, find an expat posting in Asia for a lot more money...some of it tax-free, paid for housing/relocation, maid service, club membership, annual airfare home, and great weather...e.g. Singapore.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 03 A/E Coupe View Post
Here's a thought..
If we always do what we always did, we'll always get what we always got...
That's a good one.

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You won’t know until you do it. If you tune into what a place has to offer, you can be happy there.
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Originally Posted by dvarapala View Post
If you're really anxious to try this, I recommend that you keep your current home and rent it out. That way you have something to come back to if you decide you don't like HI. Also, if you do decide to buy a condo in HI, make sure it's one that you can easily rent out to tourists if you do decide to move back to the mainland.

Excellent advice.

IRS allows one to declare their primary residence a "temporary rental" for up to 2 years, retaining many "Owner occupied" benefits. Check w/ your tax adviser.

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Originally Posted by Turbodude View Post
I wouldn't move anywhere for a pay cut and no moving reimbursement and higher COL. Do you realize they are purposely taking advantage of you because you live in a place with crappy weather? Sounds like a trap. I once worked for a company in Norcal that operated like that. The quality of the job location wears thin quickly if the job situation sucks.

Better yet, find an expat posting in Asia for a lot more money...some of it tax-free, paid for housing/relocation, maid service, club membership, annual airfare home, and great weather...e.g. Singapore.

Another good point of view!
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Originally Posted by Turbodude View Post
I wouldn't move anywhere for a pay cut and no moving reimbursement and higher COL. Do you realize they are purposely taking advantage of you because you live in a place with crappy weather? Sounds like a trap. I once worked for a company in Norcal that operated like that. The quality of the job location wears thin quickly if the job situation sucks.
Read Turbodude's post very carefully OP. This happened to someone I know except Santa Barbara, CA vice Hawaii. Good Luck with whatever you decide.
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I lived on the windward side of Oahu for three years. I had a fkng awesome life then. Still miss it. Not for everyone, though.
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Originally Posted by Nox View Post
Hawaii is a fun place to visit, but I could never live there.. I’d get island fever.
I lived there for three years, it's a paradise to visit, not to live!
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Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
Costco is priced the same as mainland.
Vacationed in Maui few times, was surprised Costco prices including gas was comparable to the mainland. Refueled the rental car there.
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My ex-wife worked for a company that opened an office in Hawaii and at first everyone was trying to transfer there. It generally took from 6 to 12 months and people were wanting to come back.

The company ended up buying a couple condo's and then rotating people over there for 6 month assignments. People loved that.

Never been there, but I know I would get Island Fever within 6 months.
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No relo tells me they are a frugal company, good luck getting increases or bonuses because they've clearly showed their cards up front. Then again, I'd do anything to get out of Chicago....
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Originally Posted by Silverback51 View Post
Never been there, but I know I would get Island Fever within 6 months.
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A friend moved from the mainland to Honolulu (Oahu) for a new job with a higher salary. However, she actually took a paycut due to Hawaii’s very high cost of living. This is a hardcore Democratic state saddled with ever increasing govt fees and taxes. There is also a new rail system being built that may bankrupt the state coffers. There is a lot of corruption here.
Lots of meth addicts here. So property crime is a huge problem.

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I get that this is the epitome of a first world problem, but I have a serious job prospect in Oahu. I've been there before and I love it. Coming from the shitty weather in Illinois to Hawaii alone is worth the price of admission but man, what a lifestyle change. I have no kids or pets, our house is paid off so it can sit for a while if we just rent a condo. My wife doesn't need to work. Sounds like a perfect fit but the pay is at least 20% less. I can store my furniture and just buy when I get there. (They admitted no relocation reimbursement) But I just bought a new car so I'll most likely ship that there. This is absolutely crazy and I have no idea what to do. It almost feels like destiny because we're totally the people this makes both lifestyle and financial sense for.

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