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Most active topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!
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Location: The World, Now: Xcalak, Mexico
Occupation: Took early retirement to see the world; one country at a time, one year at a time.
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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Would this business idea stand a chance??

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:32 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 4268


Go to a website called http://www.elance.com. There you will find thousands of companies competing to do what you described. I guess you could sign up with the site and be a contractor but you would be competing with people all over the world, some with very low wage rates.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Buying the cheapest house/land possible

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:46 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 13010


What I have found is that even more than a mortgage or rent it is the money you spend on - excuse my French - CRAP, that you really don't need. Examine every purchase and think about where this item will be in six months or two years. Unless it a perishable item and you don't see it with you where y...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: How to change your behavior

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:21 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 6910


If you can have your paycheck split up into parts. For instance say you make $100 a month but only need $80 to live on (this is just an example), have $80 sent to checking where you can use it for expenses and $20 sent to a HARD TO GET AT savings or brokerage account. This works particularly well if...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:13 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 5865


Well for us travel is simply a mechanism we use to do good things. For instance, last week we were working with the indiginos in the villages outside of San Cristobal, Chiapas. Next week we will work with someone else. Travel for us is a mechanism to see the world as it is and report back. We believ...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:20 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 5865


It is kind of like that song by Michelle Shocked, "American, I Love You, But I Have to See Other People." I remember when the country used to come together, now if feels like everyone just read a silly Ayn Rand novel and is using it to justify their bullheadedness and selfishness. I don't ...

 Forum: Tips, Tricks, Links, Pointers   Topic: How have you simpilifed your personal finances?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:31 pm 

Replies: 28
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The more you have the more you need to organize; it is a fact of life. When Vonda and I decided we wanted to take early retirement we knew we had to trim down. We wound up getting rid of virtually all tangible assets. Now we don't have to manage much. No car inspections, no A/C repair bills, no cabl...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:13 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 5865


We would have to move to a cheaper city, and make some significant lifestyle changes, but nothing as drastic as retiring overseas. Actually we moved overseas as a lifestyle choice, not really for the monetary aspects. We have been told all our lives, by people that have never traveled, how great th...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Moving Money Offshore

 Post subject: Re: Moving Money Offshore
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:50 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2400


Now THAT is funny! Slick Rick is a politician, pure and simple. Yes, he was one that benefited from an oil economy at the expense of other states; and yes, he takes credit for it, but that won't work on a national level. Unemployment in Texas, even with the oil boom is only .1 % less than the nation...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:38 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 5865


Another question I have for you - what do you do about health insurance? That seems to be one of the biggest unknowns and costs for early retirees. In our case we'll be eligible for coverage through my wife's pension. But the cost is still fairly high until medicare kicks in. But that would not be ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Moving Money Offshore

 Post subject: Re: Moving Money Offshore
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:06 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2400


Yes, I retired from Texas and my official residency is still there. No state income tax (and no, it was that way LONG before Rick Perry was there to claim credit). Excellent advice about finding a fund that doesn't hedge currency risk. There are a number of country funds that I have been interested ...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:58 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 5865


Nope, not for a minute. I was a serious photographer before I retired and I continue to do that. I have also started writing about our experiences online. Honestly, I can't remember how I had time to work before. There is so much to do around here and when we aren't busy with other things there is j...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Moving Money Offshore

 Post subject: Re: Moving Money Offshore
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:07 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 2400


Yeah, I was afraid of that. I really don't want to do anything radical or even avoid taxes (like the big corporations do), I just want to spread my risk among countries. I hate the though of an audit but honestly my taxes are so simple and I follow the rules so closely that I am not too concerned ab...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Moving Money Offshore

 Post subject: Moving Money Offshore
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:08 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 2400


Can anyone explain to me or provide a link that describes the steps necessary to move some 401K money to an account in another country. Is it even possible? With all the crazy rhetoric, threats to default on debt and the parties taking the American economy hostage just to score political points, to ...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Money Only Buys Things; Things Don't Make You Happy!

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:45 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 5865


We have decided to go houseless for about 10 years. At this point we aren't sure what the fates have to show us and don't want to commit to a single area yet. After ten years we plan to pick our favorite and settle down. For now, no matter how much we love a place we plan to leave it and see some mo...
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