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    #4869 Earned Lifetime mem DennisDarrow's Avatar
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    So make a reservation now........

    AM TOTALLY SERIOUS ABOUT CHECKING OUT N.W. Georgia..........as a wannna be farm/home sitter
    The worst thing you have to do is haul a load of wood from the wood shed to the porch in the JD tractor bucket. That is to keep the wood stove going from late October til early March. lol... You dont have to do that cause you will have 2 heat pumps going but for me the economy is worth the effort......Then, I will ask you to use the back pack blower on the leafy roads........Pay you? Yes, a stipend if I have to. The leaves on the mountains happen in mid to late November.......Yes, you are surrounded by national forest so if you hunt for antler variety meat. It's there. Oh, I will ask you to RIDE the mules. Which is no big deal. For some folks others like to hike to get the peace instead of plodding along, clippoty clop. Anyway, give it some thoughts......ohhhhhhh, did I mention all the ROADS?????? lol.... The world class bicycler's would like to keep them to themselves........


    So, am serious about this; but it's a chance to see what retirement for me and a growing number of (actually to many lately) pretty nice folks are seeing. God bless.....Dennis

    When YOU are in N.W. Georgia, find your way on Hwy 136 outside of Calhoun, to my mountain top. Camp or RV awhile up on top of the hill and find the peace that I do..........God bless

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    Definitely outside the U.S.

    Monaco.

    Andorra.

    IOM.

    French Polynesia.

    Punta del Este.

    The problem is mostly controls apparatus (i.e., government) for my part. Increasingly, I view dual citizenship as a necessity.

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    I made that decision in 1995

    After 25 years of working in and for the Navy it was time to choose a place to finish my career and for retirement. After a lot of research we chose Boise Idaho. There were a number of reasons, it is a college town, that is just big enough to supply most everything you might need. It as a VA hospital which both my wife and I use for healthcare. I finished my navy/contractor time in Information Technology and there was a good chance of getting a good paying job which I did with the JR Simplot company. But mostly it was the quality of living. At the time, home prices were on the low side compared to most of the country, wages were in the middle, cost of living low, outdoor recreation high. In the 25 years we have been here, housing cost have gone up 300%, with the area becoming one of the hot spots for growth. The climate has gotten hotter (as has the whole west). But the quality of life has remained high, and we would not consider living anywhere else. An independent in a red state. DSCF0229.JPG

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    Nice looking homestead!

    I spent a lot of time on my Zillow research on Idaho a few years back. Love the lakes there too. Got to stay at my wife's friend's floating house on one of the lakes. Great environment.

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    Idaho?

    Quote Originally Posted by jr31 View Post
    Definitely outside the U.S.

    Monaco.

    Andorra.

    IOM.

    French Polynesia.

    Punta del Este.

    The problem is mostly controls apparatus (i.e., government) for my part. Increasingly, I view dual citizenship as a necessity.
    No longer happy with Idaho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntngrown View Post
    No longer happy with Idaho?
    Oh, no. I very much like where I live right now. Have three homes, two in California (where I will never live again). One here in Idaho.

    I'm more than a decade out from what I would view as a satisfactorily liberating retirement, and I'm not sure this property will suit after that time. I presume we'll keep it as it's fine for entertaining on the lake. Esto Perpetua.

    Even if I could retire today, I'd be prioritizing an arrangement (dual citizenship) allowing on-demand egress from the United States over a specific location; the ability to leave and "repatriate" to another country while whatever happens here happens here is more important to me than the actual country of destination. Relatively few of the places I know (maybe wrongly) to be havens from confiscatory tax are clearly preferable. I mean, the Isle of Man looks like a pretty miserable place to live. So if the tax arrangement will be static or slightly better, then I could see ultimately rotating between two or three homes in two countries (some on that list...Uruguay especially). Long way to go.

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    Retirement

    If your retirement funds are generated in the US, they'll be taxed no matter where you live. I know cost of living is a very important factor for where one retires to, but for me the most important thing would be quality of life. Does the area offer what I want/need...etc. After 70, every day equals 10 days of living, given the limited time left, especially time left on 2 wheels
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    Wow

    Y'all have really done your homework. Thanks for all the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snotty54 View Post
    If your retirement funds are generated in the US, they'll be taxed no matter where you live. I know cost of living is a very important factor for where one retires to, but for me the most important thing would be quality of life. Does the area offer what I want/need...etc. After 70, every day equals 10 days of living, given the limited time left, especially time left on 2 wheels
    Well said


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    I enjoyed reading through this thread for ideas. I've made my decision to stay here in northern WV for various reasons. Otherwise if I were to retire now I'd consider having two small homes, one in say Michigan, Wisconsin, etc, the other in NM, Utah, etc. Close up one in the Fall and shift to the other.
    16 R1200RS, 93 R100R. No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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    yes often done

    Where I live now as I have learned in my 3 years here, lots of well heeled folks come to there home here for the summer and go back to their Arizona place for the winter. I actually love winter here too as I ski snowshoe etc. This wildfire stuff is getting old now though. Keeping my options open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntngrown View Post
    Where I live now.....

    Which is.....
    16 R1200RS, 93 R100R. No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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    Plumas Co

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    Which is.....
    A tiny burg called Graeagle in Plumas Co Ca where I am watching the plume of smoke from the Dixie fire. When I go on my favorite motor ride I get to see the huge plume from that and the Caldor fire.

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    OK thanks. It's hard to be Cali for motorcycle riding.
    16 R1200RS, 93 R100R. No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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    Taiwan/Texas

    My permanent address is in Texas but I stay/live in Taiwan part of the time. Been doing that since '99 and Taiwan is a great place for an older person who like some conveniences. There's eating places, stores, doctors, etc. all within walking distance from my house. But, yet I can jump on my Kymco Racing King 180 and be in the mountains or the beach in 30 minutes. Medical attention here is great and inexpensive even if you don't have a green card. I can walk any street any time of the day or night without worrying about getting jumped and knocked in the head. I used to own a car here but never drove it hardly. MRT here is great and taxis are cheap for in-town jaunts. The HSR (Hi-speed Train) runs at almost 300kph and I can be at the International airport in an hour which would take a bus 3.5 hours to get there. It's not all good but outweighs the bad. Happy hunting and retirement.
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