Living and Retiring in Hawaii

The 50th State in the 21st Century

by Diane Smith & James R. Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 225
ISBN : 9780595750573
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 225
ISBN : 9780595297351

About the Book

"It's perfect for Mainland seniors who have always seen Hawaii as the Paradise to which they might retire. I congratulate you for writing a book that will be of so much help to future Hawaii retirees."-Wm. Carse, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii at Hilo

"Excellent source of information very honest advice"-Bill Taylor, Hawaii Island Journal

"All you need to know about retiring in isles is in this book."-Hawaii Tribune Herald

The average person can retire to Hawaii. How? The answers are found within the pages of Living and Retiring in Hawaii.

James R. Smith, Ph.D., and spouse Diane Smith, B.S., detail the options available to émigrés, including:

  • Whether to rent, buy or build and what to look for in a new home.
  • Retirement communities, catered living, and assisted living.
  • Choosing an island-Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Molokai or Lanai.
  • Recreation and leisure pursuits.

Living and Retiring in Hawaii focuses on the health considerations and lifestyle adjustments that predominantly concern retirees. The Smiths demonstrate how to secure a dream retirement in Hawaii by successfully forecasting cost of living expenses and planning for maximum enjoyment.

About the Author

James R. Smith, Ph.D., philosopher, writer, arrived from Missouri in 1963. When he left with two degrees from the University of Hawaii, he uttered the now famous words, "I shall return." Co-author and spouse Diane (aka Dianalee), a nice Jewish girl from California, is a humor consultant and standup accountant.