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Old 05-09-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Soon we'll be on the 200th page of this long thread, guys.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Status: "Could be worse" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Default almost!

should we celebrate the 2000th post too?
 
Old 05-09-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Originally Posted by TerryC11 View Post
Maybe it's better to leave the dead bodies behind?
death a big morbid subject but to get back on topic, i would say moving for retirees is not always a progress step. to be confident that nothing will change when i move is to assume much.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry3911948 View Post
death a big morbid subject but to get back on topic, i would say moving for retirees is not always a progress step. to be confident that nothing will change when i move is to assume much.
Isn't the point of moving so that things will change? If I wanted everything just as it is, I would not want to move nor would I retire.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Cool to MOVE..... or not to move ??

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Originally Posted by Huckleberry3911948 View Post
death a big morbid subject but to get back on topic, i would say moving for retirees is not always a progress step. to be confident that nothing will change when i move is to assume much.
IMHO the only thing to be really confident in is CHANGE That's why I moved 3k miles from e/coast to w/coast after living in the same house for over 30 years; at age 60 I was ready for a change - and I got it.

To do it all again at age 70......... well, we'll see
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Originally Posted by Tesaje View Post
Isn't the point of moving so that things will change? If I wanted everything just as it is, I would not want to move nor would I retire.
ok fair question. so you made the finish line.
here is what most do.
they think they gota "do something".
they move
they buy a big house in the country
they start a business
here is what some do
stay put
stay solvent
travel some
live below their means
stay close to life time friends
stay close to good medical facilities
protect the retirement nestegg
focus on health mental and physical
stop raising kids
get a hobby
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry3911948 View Post
ok fair question. so you made the finish line.
here is what most do.
they think they gota "do something".
they move
they buy a big house in the country
they start a business
here is what some do
stay put
stay solvent
travel some
live below their means
stay close to life time friends
stay close to good medical facilities
protect the retirement nestegg
focus on health mental and physical
stop raising kids
get a hobby
Interesting comments. My take on this:

Some people have to move to a place where the cost of living is lower to live below their means. Personally I have lived in the same area for 36 years for my job and want a change; a move to a cheaper, cooler, less crowded, less hectic area. At my age, jobs may be more difficult to find. i am studying my options and visiting areas and using C-D!
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Thumbs up There's always a REASON for moving........

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Originally Posted by Huckleberry3911948 View Post
ok fair question. so you made the finish line.
here is what most do.
they think they gota "do something".
they move
they buy a big house in the country
they start a business
here is what some do
stay put
stay solvent
travel some
live below their means
stay close to life time friends
stay close to good medical facilities
protect the retirement nestegg
focus on health mental and physical
stop raising kids
get a hobby
All the above reasons for "staying put" are valid - if the person is satisfied with his/her lifestyle and location. That's the big IF. Staying put has its merit!

But there are many people (women) and this thread is mostly for and from women who have a specific reason for wanting to move. It might be economic or it might be personal. Life is all about making choices and as a woman..... we're good at that
 
Old 05-09-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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For many of us, life as we knew it ceased to exist. Our jobs, some family and friends are all gone. For some, the best way to finish it all up is to physically move - experience something new. Some have never had the opportunity to move and experience a new place with new people. For some, a physical move is almost a necessity to get that kick start we so badly need.

Each of us has our own special reasons. It doesn't matter why - I love that we have the initiative to sell our homes, pack up - get rid of stuff we might otherwise hang on to, and take that first step down the road. (I just got an mental image of a bunch of people - women - jiggin down some highway to the tune "...get on down, get on down the road...")

I wish us all well - Huck, maybe you could use a change - maybe not.

Change is exactly what we are looking for.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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A big bravo to all of you and for this thread still going! Woohoo!!! I lurk still, don't post on it much, maybe a rep or 2 on a comment! I truly wish I'd look around C-D more when I was searching Illinois and Wisconsin before I made my move! I'd still be here but it would have been nice to type away and have the sounding board so to speak!!!

Previous poster said it so well, we all have our reasons! I jumped with both feet, maybe a little too fast but one ever knows what the future will bring. I knew I wanted to move and procrastinating, putting it off didn't seem like the thing to do. I found a house in July and by Sept. I was living in it, pretty amazing considering in April I was all over western Illinois convinced I'd move there!

All I can say is, keep thinking, keep talking, do your homework, talk to yourself if that's what it takes and go for it!
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