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Old 02-20-2019, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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As mentioned... do it legally (which means you have MT insurance for your MT registered vehicle.)

Many use AK as well. (and OR)

You can have Montana insurance, but when your insurance provider finds out the vehicle is garaged in your home state, they'll deny your claim. Montana LLC is a scam. Get caught and you're SOL. There are people who have been caught. And now they realize what a scam it is. This goes back to the old saying...If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't believe me. Ask your state's AG. They'll give you the straight scoop.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:30 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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You can have Montana insurance, but when your insurance provider finds out the vehicle is garaged in your home state, they'll deny your claim. Montana LLC is a scam. Get caught and you're SOL. There are people who have been caught. And now they realize what a scam it is. This goes back to the old saying...If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't believe me. Ask your state's AG. They'll give you the straight scoop.
Yup.. better insure and garage it in MT. or... be on the road the vast majority of the time (and NOT have / default to another domicile).

As mentioned... If you are not doing this legally. Don't do it (that is pretty simple to determine).

I am 'home' less than 1/4 the yr, and never for 30 days in a row. Since I have (3) homes (in USA alone) it is not too hard to be GONE! I am international much of the time anyway (as per Thread topic...) (passport / CC / phone can prove that).
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Yup.. better insure and garage it in MT. or... be on the road the vast majority of the time (and NOT have / default to another domicile).

As mentioned... If you are not doing this legally. Don't do it (that is pretty simple to determine).

I am 'home' less than 1/4 the yr, and never for 30 days in a row. Since I have (3) homes (in USA alone) it is not too hard to be GONE! I am international much of the time anyway (as per Thread topic...) (passport / CC / phone can prove that).

That pretty much eliminates 99.9+ percent of the population. The vast majority of Americans don't live in Montana and don't own any property in Montana. For them, Montana LLC is a scam and that's who my posts were directed at. Not the few thousand people who live a lifestyle similar to yours.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Re: Montana

If I bought a million dollar car and wanted to evade the 100k sales tax, I would skip the red flag LLC. Buy a little 10k house in a Montana prairie town, keep the utilities turned on in my name, hire a boy to mow the lawn, plate and insure the car in my name at that DL address, have somebody in Montana tank up their own car once a month using my crredit card, and let Georgia sustain the burden of proof that I live in Georgia.

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Old 02-22-2019, 04:31 AM
 
Location: North America
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I also posted this on the World thread with no response:

I have been traveling to various countries to investigate retiring outside the US. I've considered Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Brazil, Chile, Argentina, (Colombia is too dangerous). Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar. I think I ruled out Europe. Is anyone considering retiring outside the US? Where are you investigating and why?
Wherever Medicare is accepted and I can still receive Social Security.

Tropical weather 24/7/365, plenty of arts activities, non-corrupt law enforcement and a CoL under $2,600 per month would be ideal.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Wherever Medicare is accepted and I can still receive Social Security.
Both are exclusive sets which are polar opposites,

Number of countries outside US where Medicare is accepted = zero

Number of countries outside US where you CANNOT receive Social Security = zero
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xma_NFfaIJA
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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Military veterans have the unique advantage of having Tricare as their subsidized health insurance coverage outside the US.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:29 PM
 
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I'm at that point in my life I'm starting to look at these things (time sure flies).

If I had to choose where to retire, now I would say Chiang Mai.

I've looked at multiple videos and read a lot of stuff online, and the budget range is perfect for me. I could live very well for a fraction of what it costs me to live in the U.S.

I have been to Chiang Mai before and liked it. Not as congested as Bangkok.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isfWN9xvMQA
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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I'm at that point in my life I'm starting to look at these things (time sure flies).

If I had to choose where to retire, now I would say Chiang Mai.

I've looked at multiple videos and read a lot of stuff online, and the budget range is perfect for me. I could live very well for a fraction of what it costs me to live in the U.S.

I have been to Chiang Mai before and liked it. Not as congested as Bangkok.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isfWN9xvMQA
Are you a single guy? I can see the appeal for single dudes spending their later years in Thailand, but maybe not if you had a spouse or esp a family.


The constant heat would bother me, but I know for some that's not an issue. The flight back to the States is expensive and long, so as long as you don't need to see family often back in U.S. Thailand is not a bad place to end up. Great health care facilities that are inexpensive.


What's your estimate on monthly COL for Chiang Mai? Roughly how much more would it be if someone lived in Bangkok downtown?
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