Post by lessingham on Jun 16, 2019 16:16:43 GMT -5
What surprised me was living down to a post work income. I really wonder what I spend my wages on. The only economic truth is the surplus, the "annual income..." speech from Dickins. As long as I end the month with a surplus, I am as rich as most working stiffs
Post by northstarmom on Jun 16, 2019 17:16:57 GMT -5
Worksforme;:”Retiring to another country is something I have often thought about. But I just can't make the numbers work. My home and property is paid for as are my vehicles. Basically I have no debt. When I tally the insurance, utilities, taxes and maintenance costs I come up with an average of between $600 and $650 a month. So far I haven't found any country in the world where I can have a residence with all the amenities as mine does at a cost anywhere remotely close to what it costs me to be here..”
You’d sell your house and your vehicles and most of your other belongings. Put that money in some kind of an investment fund that gives you income. Then move to a place like Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand or Panama where your money would go a long way and the lifestyle would be less stressful. Another option: for the money you get for your house, you could probably buy or rent a much nicer rental place abroad and have money left over.
Think, too, whether you really need all of the material things you have.
International Living magazine has a lot of info about comparison costs of various countries that could be good places to retire to.
Yesterday I watched a video about living in Ajijic alongside Lake Chapale (largest fresh water lake in Mexico) in the state of Jalisco Mexico. The video was very complimentary to the area. No crime and the locals were very accommodating. It was nothing like the TV news that showed crime and poverty. I don't know how old the video was but one local realtor said decent apartments started at $250 per month. Medical care was 25% to 35% of what it cost in the USA.
The down sides were a long way to go home to see relatives and you have to learn Spanish or you miss out on so many things.
Post by northstarmom on Jun 16, 2019 18:04:32 GMT -5
Learning something new as one ages is a good way to make friends, be interesting, expand one’s world, and keep one’s brain from deteriorating. I’ve been studying Spanish for several years even though learning languages is hard for me. I’m seeing progress even though I doubt i’ll ever be fluent.
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petrushka: In my world view, you are buying into some really shitty memes there.
Nov 5, 2019 17:25:20 GMT -5
apocrypha: The "feminist agenda" has changed across the past 60 years. Some feminists of the 60's call the current iteration "fainting couch feminism", thinking it a subversion and betrayal of women's lib. Hard to get a bead on what folks think, using a broad label.
Nov 8, 2019 9:37:14 GMT -5
apocrypha: No aspect of that article (which I amount to a magazine offering bad diet advice) promotes rape, coercion (beyond seduction), sexual assault, and I don't understand your public performance suggesting that they would be and thus implicating bfar.
Nov 8, 2019 9:41:51 GMT -5
mirrororchid: pfar, being sensitive means understanding how others think and feel. It doesn't mean you are compelled to adopt their thoughts and feelings. This is a matter of understanding people including loved ones. If you aren't sensitive, you lack tools to
Nov 11, 2019 8:09:49 GMT -5
mirrororchid: live well. You need not soften, but you should be able to understand vulnerability. Recognizing others' distress provides me with cues when I need to use self-control or extend help. If you're strong, you should be helping others. Use what works.
Nov 11, 2019 8:14:06 GMT -5
worksforme2: You know who I miss ...I miss smartkat and andie..and snowman 12345
Nov 14, 2019 9:16:44 GMT -5