Retirement planning - where to go?

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Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby RayinPenn » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:22 am

I live in Pennsylvania and am thinking about retirement. We already are part owners of a lovely townhome in florida (inheritance) and I was toying of the idea of the villages but my wife just doesnt love florida. I know I would prefer a warmer climate then Penn. Some seasonal change and oh of course east coast - two kids one starting college next year. We pay over $7 grand in property taxes so I think I can do better and the master is on the second floor.

NC, SC Ga ? where to go can anyone provide a suggestion?
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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby VinTek » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:02 am

There are lots of choices, depending on your circumstances. This article might be a good place to start. Have a list of "must-haves," find a few places that fit those criteria, then talk things over with your wife.

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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby dougmccoy » Fri May 10, 2013 4:38 am

i just read vintek's suggested link. wow that was great. definitely a must read Ray!
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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby MoneyMan » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:42 am

If you are going on retirement and you are hard pressed financially moving to a town with living costs is definitely an option. I would advice you to go to homes.yahoo.com. They have some real estate lisitngs. You could use this to locate areas where rent or the prices of good homes are the lowest. You would also want to track your savings. You could do this using yahoo finance or you could use personal finance software. I use Boachsoft Finance 2012.

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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby Tightwad » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:48 am

NC, SC Ga ? where to go can anyone provide a suggestion?

I'm a fan of the coast of SC. Never been to the NC coast but I'm sure it's nice.

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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby Jerry » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:25 pm

I believe that after retirement, it will be a better option to move into a lower cost locale. This is mainly because at that time, you will not have a steady income. If you are planning to work part-time after retirement, then it will be better to choose a place where the unemployment rate is low and the economy is growing.
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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby VinTek » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:22 am

New article which might be helpful:

The Best Places to Retire on $75 a Day

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Re: Retirement planning - where to go?

Postby VictorWins » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:11 am

I currently live in NC, and when I go toward the coast, I can often imagine a retirement life there. Check out North Carolina's Crystal coast or Outer Banks.

I'm from Orlando, FL and my wife from Hawaii, she's not a fan of FL living either.
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