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Old 05-29-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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I simply do not understand why the Americans wouldn’t want the same protection for their assets.
God knows we do desperately but we are outgunned by the AMA, insurance companies, HMOs and Trial Lawyers Association, all of whom are quite content raping us forever.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Living on 1-2 K a month would be amazing. Cities are so expensive. Maybe we should come to Maine. We are in NC and thinking NC or Ga mountains but land that I see for sell is usually 2-10 K per acre.
Well it is all about lifestyle.

I like rural.

I like living in a forest.

I like having goats and pigs, chickens and turkeys. Honeybees too

An apple orchard; raised beds with garlic and onions, and horse radish and on it goes....

A greenhouse filled with veggies.

Two kayaks tied up in the river 20 paces from my back door.

I see beaver almost daily, I see moose, and deer, wild turkey and bear.


Not everyone is 'into' this lifestyle, and that is okay.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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Well it is all about lifestyle.

I like rural.

I like living in a forest.

I like having goats and pigs, chickens and turkeys. Honeybees too

An apple orchard; raised beds with garlic and onions, and horse radish and on it goes....

A greenhouse filled with veggies.

Two kayaks tied up in the river 20 paces from my back door.

I see beaver almost daily, I see moose, and deer, wild turkey and bear.


Not everyone is 'into' this lifestyle, and that is okay.
Sounds like paradise to me!!!
I would have to add a few horses!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I was recently in a conversation with a draft horse breeder.

I could see going with draft horses, more so as petro prices continue to go up.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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It is SHOCKING the amount of people that retire in their 40's and 50's on this post.

Also the monthly pensions seem to be much higher that the avg retiree.

My retirement after 30 years with a fortune 500 company is $9000 per year.
Our savings is $500K with no mortgage.
Our SS combined is $34K per year.

We pale in comparison to the avg retiree in this post. I always thought that we were better off than most of our fellow retirees in FL.

My guess is that the avg and below avg retiree does not use this Forum.
Hello from a soon-to-be "below-average retiree" who uses this Forum almost daily.

Jimboy, your assets look darned good to me. When I retire (in six years), I'll have no pension and no health insurance. I currently have a whopping $14k in savings. If I am lucky enough to sell my condo—it's been on the market for 8 months—I will have another $80k. That and SS will be it for me.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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I was recently in a conversation with a draft horse breeder.

I could see going with draft horses, more so as petro prices continue to go up.
I had appaloosa's growing up and my husband loves Pacifino's (sp?)

I am wondering just how cold it is there. I am cold natured and I imagine
being huddled under layers of blankets from October til April.
Also it seems heating costs would be more but my husband talks about nontraditional ways to heat. I am going to show him your post
(I think it was you) about other fuel ideas.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... I am wondering just how cold it is there. I am cold natured and I imagine being huddled under layers of blankets from October til April. Also it seems heating costs would be more but my husband talks about nontraditional ways to heat. I am going to show him your post
(I think it was you) about other fuel ideas.
We were in Ct thinking a lot about moving to Maine. I was watching the local Ct temps and the temps of our projected new property in Me. For one year the temp differences were generally about 3 degrees. When Ct had 90*, Me had 87*, etc.

If you have a home page on your browser, you can modify it to show daily temps of your home town and any other zip code that you are interested in. then you can do the same type of experiment.

In the past two years, I may have spent $60 on heating fuels for our stove.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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We were in Ct thinking a lot about moving to Maine. I was watching the local Ct temps and the temps of our projected new property in Me. For one year the temp differences were generally about 3 degrees. When Ct had 90*, Me had 87*, etc.

If you have a home page on your browser, you can modify it to show daily temps of your home town and any other zip code that you are interested in. then you can do the same type of experiment.

In the past two years, I may have spent $60 on heating fuels for our stove.
Good idea..I'll try that.
Our heating and cooling is usually 500/month combined. We are in a big,
old drafty house. It was a fixer upper and we expected the renovation expenses but not the utility bills.
I have been playing with an exciting idea today; instead of working where we are til we can afford to fully retire why not go ahead and find our property
and move and both work part time where we move til we can fully retire. We both have done alot of things so we are flexible with finding work anywhere.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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How much you need depends on you and where you decide to live.I chose
PA,rural,but yet a touch of city. Low cost of living,great quality of life,
affordable housing,I am getting a pension,medical coverage(very important)
and a 457 distribution,living very well
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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How much you need depends on you and where you decide to live.I chose
PA,rural,but yet a touch of city. Low cost of living,great quality of life,
affordable housing,I am getting a pension,medical coverage(very important)
and a 457 distribution,living very well
Exactly. I figure, even with my little nest egg, I can find a place in the country somewhere and find peace.
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