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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    It's not really much when you consider the cost of moving there, unless you are already fairly close.
    That reminds me of a story:

    I was probably 13 years old and sitting on the couch with my grandpa when after the news went off it was time for the nightly lottery drawing, with ping pong balls and everything. They announce the amount of the jackpot, I think it was like 60 million dollars or whatever.

    Trying to make conversation with my grandpa I said "boy it sure would be nice to win that, right grandpa?"

    My grandpa shook his head in disdain. "You lose a lot of that in taxes, you know."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I think they should at least throw in a grove of maple trees, just to sweeten the deal.
    I will admit its a bit of a weirdo state. There still are naked communities there, polygamists (not legal of course) and communes. We have passed more than one instance where someone was hitchhiking, naked but for shoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I will admit its a bit of a weirdo state. There still are naked communities there, polygamists (not legal of course) and communes. We have passed more than one instance where someone was hitchhiking, naked but for shoes...
    Sorry. It was hot.

    I swear, I go for a bit of fresh air one time....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Its relatively cheap to live there so I suppose if someone is renting somewhere for 2K a month and they could do their job remotely, its not a bad idea.

    There are plenty of places across the US featuring low rents compared to NY or LA, and you wouldn't have to bring your own job to in order to relocate to most of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    That reminds me of a story:

    I was probably 13 years old and sitting on the couch with my grandpa when after the news went off it was time for the nightly lottery drawing, with ping pong balls and everything. They announce the amount of the jackpot, I think it was like 60 million dollars or whatever.

    Trying to make conversation with my grandpa I said "boy it sure would be nice to win that, right grandpa?"

    My grandpa shook his head in disdain. "You lose a lot of that in taxes, you know."
    Now, I see that the Tea Party started with you, Boontito.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    There are plenty of places across the US featuring low rents compared to NY or LA, and you wouldn't have to bring your own job to in order to relocate to most of them.
    True it would depend on what someone is looking for. I imagine Vermont has been studying this for awhile as most of New England is very very old. Some college kids who are deep in debt like the idea of working from home and affordable living so maybe they figure it would help. They like those tiny houses and maybe some studies show some extra money might lure them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    True it would depend on what someone is looking for. I imagine Vermont has been studying this for awhile as most of New England is very very old. Some college kids who are deep in debt like the idea of working from home and affordable living so maybe they figure it would help. They like those tiny houses and maybe some studies show some extra money might lure them in.

    I dunno. $5000.00 a year? For two years? I mean, I wouldn't turn down $5000.00 if someone just handed it to me, but that only amounts to a temporary raise of about $2.00 per hour. I doubt that there are very many people whose employers allow them to work remotely from home for whom an additional $5000.00 per year would represent a major change in their household budgets, especially when taking into consideration the initial cost of relocating.
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    Depending on your region and the industry, finding a workforce can be tough. For a number of years we've had a shortage of agricultural workers here, to the point that some crops have been left to rot under the trees or be plowed back into the soil. Vermont has an aging population and is trying to lure workers in with $10,000 bonuses.

    https://amp.cnn.com/money/2018/05/31...ers/index.html

    Calling all remote workers: Vermont has a deal for you.

    The state has a new law that will pay workers to move there and work remotely. Governor Phil Scott*signed the legislation on Wednesday.

    Eligible workers can get up to $5,000 a year, not to exceed $10,000 over two years, through the state's new remote worker grant program.
    Hey! I'm a remote worker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Its relatively cheap to live there so I suppose if someone is renting somewhere for 2K a month and they could do their job remotely, its not a bad idea.
    2k month rent? That's crazy expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Hey! I'm a remote worker!

    Are you moving to Vermont?

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