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Old 10-07-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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I left there five years ago, I was paying $2,500 a month rent.
I could afford it but I would be scraping by instead of prospering, I bank that rent here
$2,500 in SF for what kind of apartment?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Yes, why not. Enough drivers over 100 now. If you are healthy then you can drive. If not then I can always hire a driver to drive me around.
Good for you, you plan to be healthy beyond 100
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Yes, why not. Enough drivers over 100 now. If you are healthy then you can drive. If not then I can always hire a driver to drive me around.
I do hire a driver to drive me around--it is called Public Transit. There are many bus routes and stations, many within walking distance of your home.

Also, here is the Denver area we have many Call n' Ride areas where the small bus will pickup/return at your home.

In addition, we have disability para-transit, which here is called Access-a-Ride which also pickup/return passengers at their home and services the whole service region over multiple counties. It also provides reduced cab fare, for immediate service, and free bus/train service to the disabled. Age can also be considered a disability because of age related disabilities.

All transit vehicles have wheelchair lifts and bicycle racks for those of you who like to bike when you are a 100 yrs. old.

You better have extra insurance if you are going to drive at an advanced age because that little mistakes in aged related judgement and attention is going to take all your money. Also, that insurance is going to cost you much more because of the increased risk.

Ah, if you are so wealthy then it is no problem, you will have your own chauffeured limousine. Good for You!

Livecontent
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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If you lived in the Bay area without a car, using public transportation, you could afford to live there, easily saving the difference of $3K per year.
Well, maybe, if you inherited a house, or bought one in the 1960s. Or if you want to live in a cardboard box.

Visiting the area awhile back, I picked up one of those little give-away real estate magazines. The prices for amazingly small condos even was not just stratospherically high, they were well into low earth orbit.

Seriously, if you are already there, and have been there long enough that Prop 13 has suppressed your property tax, it makes no sense to leave, none at all - but as an economic place to retire, not so much.

If you are fairly hardy, it is a place where you can ride a motorcycle year-round and not own a car, or hardly use a car, though. But I doubt I have spent enough on gasoline in a lifetime of driving to pay for the cheapest shack in this general area.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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Good for you, you plan to be healthy beyond 100
Well, everyone wants to be healthy. I will do what I can to stay healthy.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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I can hire a driver to drive me around in MY Lambo.



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I do hire a driver to drive me around--it is called Public Transit. There are many bus routes and stations, many within walking distance of your home.

Also, here is the Denver area we have many Call n' Ride areas where the small bus will pickup/return at your home.

In addition, we have disability para-transit, which here is called Access-a-Ride which also pickup/return passengers at their home and services the whole service region over multiple counties. It also provides reduced cab fare, for immediate service, and free bus/train service to the disabled. Age can also be considered a disability because of age related disabilities.

All transit vehicles have wheelchair lifts and bicycle racks for those of you who like to bike when you are a 100 yrs. old.

You better have extra insurance if you are going to drive at an advanced age because that little mistakes in aged related judgement and attention is going to take all your money. Also, that insurance is going to cost you much more because of the increased risk.

Ah, if you are so wealthy then it is no problem, you will have your own chauffeured limousine. Good for You!

Livecontent
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Well, everyone wants to be healthy. I will do what I can to stay healthy.
But to plan on it, ignoring the probability that you may not be?
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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But to plan on it, ignoring the probability that you may not be?
Good point. I can always hire a driver to drive me around though.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Can we get back on topic, please....see the OP, post #1.
Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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Can we get back on topic, please....see the OP, post #1.
Thanks.
Beat me to it...
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