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Old 05-21-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Another case of responders not actually reading what the OP was asking.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Try going to Sperling's best places.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Northern IL
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Another case of responders not actually reading what the OP was asking.
Isn't that the truth. Reading is a skill for sure.

I wonder what the answer to the op's question is? I have never heard of any service that helps with the non-financial areas of retirement, but it would be interesting to see.

Things like economics and ergonomics of different places to retire, ins and outs of snow birding, how to file for medicare and what the options are and on and on. You can get FA's all over or do it yourself. The rest is a black hole except for places like this.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Does anyone know if they exist? I don't want to go thru list after list after list of best places to retire. I'd rather pay a professional who does this for a living to identify some areas based on my answers to many questions, and the possibly narrow down the list and start looking at actual areas for me.
Try Google searches such as "non financial retirement consulting help". Drop consultant if you get too many financial consultants. Might try searching fore life coaches.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:11 PM
 
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Why not do the research and start a part-time business or write a book.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:05 AM
 
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You are right --- my OP had nothing to do with the financial side of retirement. I was thinking hat with the huge numbers of people who are retiring, that planners may enter the field. Wedding planners have been around for ages. Retirement planners could be a very productive enterprise. I'm not going to discuss what I want on an internet message board. I think I'll call my financial planner and see if they are aware of any retirement planners like I'm looking for.
I go back to my previous comment about there being a number of us who have and our considering transplanting. Lots of old threads with good info. I found this and the local forums very helpful. Local forums can give you a decent feel for the mood, mindset and issues for the local area.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Stephenville, Texas
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I go back to my previous comment about there being a number of us who have and our considering transplanting. Lots of old threads with good info. I found this and the local forums very helpful. Local forums can give you a decent feel for the mood, mindset and issues for the local area.
I agree with this. I have enjoyed reading old threads about this subject for some time now. I am happy to say I have narrowed my decision down to a certain part of the country, even if I haven't yet been able to visit different towns in that region. At least I know what area (100 mile radius) I am most interested in moving one day.

Weather is only one of a number of factors which has gone into my decision. For each person this can be entirely different. As much as I love my home state of Texas, I want to retire in a part of the country which is not as hot.

What I like most about reading previous threads is that sometimes others have ideas and thoughts which I never even considered. All of which enter into making such a decision about where to live. That is one of my favorite things about C-D.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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I agree with this. I have enjoyed reading old threads about this subject for some time now. I am happy to say I have narrowed my decision down to a certain part of the country, even if I haven't yet been able to visit different towns in that region. At least I know what area (100 mile radius) I am most interested in moving one day.

Weather is only one of a number of factors which has gone into my decision. For each person this can be entirely different. As much as I love my home state of Texas, I want to retire in a part of the country which is not as hot.

What I like most about reading previous threads is that sometimes others have ideas and thoughts which I never even considered. All of which enter into making such a decision about where to live. That is one of my favorite things about C-D.
Was mine back in the day
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Now we have concierge healthcare, so might as well have concierge retirement planners.!! I'm sure there are plenty of takers on both sides!

I'll take mine with a bit of travel, volunteering, nice weather, and healthcare.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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the problem is most folks are not knowledgable at all in the 2nd half of the game and what do they need a solution to if they don't know they have a problem.

here is a little sample of ed slott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSJoFaIy27c of ed slott
Slott is a proponent of permanent life insurance. Problem is, the premiums on such would be outrageous if buying a policy at a later age. And then, with the strict health parameters on policy applications, many older folks would not qualify for a policy. Most older folks have health problems that are liabilities. You can't just "go out and buy a policy." If you can, I'd like to know how.
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