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Old 09-09-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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Me too, one of those nice Seacliff Houses that you can pick up for $25-$30 million yet walk to Clement St and Geary Blvd
It has to be isolated area in San Francisco though. Very high peak on the mountains and maybe a view of Golden Gate Bridge.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I guess we're fortunate. We love where we are, as rural, humble and in some ways, backward as it is. We chose it in retirement after several years of research. If money was no object I think we'd stay right here and travel more. The simple life suits us as neither of us are particularly materialistic. Whatever we buy is of good quality and lasts but we're not out to impress anyone.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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I guess we're fortunate. We love where we are, as rural, humble and in some ways, backward as it is. We chose it in retirement after several years of research. If money was no object I think we'd stay right here and travel more. The simple life suits us as neither of us are particularly materialistic. Whatever we buy is of good quality and lasts but we're not out to impress anyone.
Lot of travelling is not considered materialistic?
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I second the motion that several posters have already set forth - I have chosen to remain where I want to be, which is in the greater Los Angeles area. No amount of money would induce me to move elsewhere. I love the world-class cultural advantages that we have here; I love the weather; I love having friends in this area; I love feeling at home here; I love the life that I have created for myself. I can visit other neat places - many come to mind such as Hawaii - but I don't want to live in those places.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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nowhere in the USA

Lake Como, northern Italy
Bergamo, northern Italy
We love the Woodstock area - very charming. We stayed at the Woodstock Inn for 3 nights - if I am pretending I have all the money in the world, I guess we could just rent a suite 5 months out of the year - besides they have wonderful food there and with all the traveling back and forth to Florida, I wouldn't have time to cook you know .

Do you have other recommendations (dreaming here . )
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Lot of traveling is not considered materialistic?
We're not talkin' world travel here. A few more trips to visit children and grandchildren, day trips to explore our new state and environs and visit historical sites, occasional weekend getaways, perhaps once a year a two-week "vacation" introducing my wife to other parts of America I've lived or been in, thanks mostly to Uncle Sam, and she hasn't. I don't consider that materialistic.

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It has to be isolated area in San Francisco though. Very high peak on the mountains and maybe a view of Golden Gate Bridge.
Given SF prices (moved from northern California) THAT'S materialistic. No thanks, at any price!
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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We're not talkin' world travel here. A few more trips to visit children and grandchildren, day trips to explore our new state and environs and visit historical sites, occasional weekend getaways, perhaps once a year a two-week "vacation" introducing my wife to other parts of America I've lived or been in, thanks mostly to Uncle Sam, and she hasn't. I don't consider that materialistic.



Given SF prices (moved from northern California) THAT'S materialistic. No thanks, at any price!

Well, this thread is about no issues with money which means you can live wherever you want in USA without.

I thought this was about financial freedom and materialistic would be owning lot of disposable items?
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Well, this thread is about no issues with money which means you can live wherever you want in USA without.

I thought this was about financial freedom and materialistic would be owning lot of disposable items?
Materialism has less to do with the availability of money than it has to do with how much you're willing to spend on whatever.

Given no issues with money, I think we'd still live a simple life and use the "surplus" to do some good for others.

As they probably still say in San Francisco, "Do your own thing," "Whatever floats your boat," "Different strokes for different folks" and above all "Peace Out!"
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Well, this thread is about no issues with money which means you can live wherever you want in USA without.

I thought this was about financial freedom and materialistic would be owning lot of disposable items?
You are of course right - this is a dream thread, a "what if" thread. No one should call you out for dreaming whatever you want to dream.


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Old 09-09-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Materialism has less to do with the availability of money than it has to do with how much you're willing to spend on whatever.

Given no issues with money, I think we'd still live a simple life and use the "surplus" to do some good for others.

As they probably still say in San Francisco, "Do your own thing," "Whatever floats your boat," "Different strokes for different folks" and above all "Peace Out!"
What if that person donates money to the needy?
San Francisco is very diverse and its a tourist attraction. You will see lots of different cultures. Its probably similar to NYC but I have not been to NYC yet.
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