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Old 05-12-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks again to everybody! We have narrowed it down to Roanoke, Virginia area and The Woodlands in Texas! For those who want pictures, here are some random shots of my neighborhood.
Roanoke is not known for being exotic (ref to your posted pics). Wondering why you chose it?

My Jack Russell is a rescue from Woodlands, Texas, a lot of abandoned dogs there I hear. This of course relates to nothing.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Then why go thru the process of moving your family if highly successful. Moving back for five years seem extreme if you have the money already to assure their future. I'd think retiring at 34 the SS can't be that much or important for such a extreme move.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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I just can't imagine the OP's wife being happy in Roanoke.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Roanoke is not known for being exotic (ref to your posted pics). Wondering why you chose it?

Based on the school districts in Salem and Cave Spring, Close to UVA, Wife has relatives in Virginia, Good flights out of DC, not to far from my old stomping grounds in Manhattan.

My Jack Russell is a rescue from Woodlands, Texas, a lot of abandoned dogs there I hear. This of course relates to nothing.
Lot's of stray dogs and cat's in Peru, they have an annual Cat BBQ a few hours south of me, Afro-Peruvians say it is an aphrodisiac.

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This relates to the social security question, My account shows a max survivor benefit for my spouse of $2552.00/mth in today's Dollars. Not a lot but if she lives until her 90's it adds up and it is Cola'd!

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I just can't imagine the OP's wife being happy in Roanoke.
I can't either, but as she has lived in the Big City (8 million people) all her life watching "Leave it to Beaver", she wants to experience living in the suburbs!
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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She might surprise you. Neighbor was born and raised I NYC and never left before serving in marine corps. he moved here afterwards for work and loves it. He just can't quite get the accent tho to pass as a real cowboy but he can handle a horse. now.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Lot's of stray dogs and cat's in Peru, they have an annual Cat BBQ a few hours south of me, Afro-Peruvians say it is an aphrodisiac.


This relates to the social security question, My account shows a max survivor benefit for my spouse of $2552.00/mth in today's Dollars. Not a lot but if she lives until her 90's it adds up and it is Cola'd!



I can't either, but as she has lived in the Big City (8 million people) all her life watching "Leave it to Beaver", she wants to experience living in the suburbs!
I really can't see a break-even point in this move for you financially. It'll be around 30 years before she could collect on it and who knows what the social security rules/regulations would be by then.

I looked up equivalent costs of living for Peru vs US a couple of days ago and its something like 40% less there. You (and she) would likely be better off if you just invested $10k (of the $70k) over the next 10 years and just stayed there. Consider taking a couple of long vacations, see how your family likes day-to-day life in the US. I'd bet that even you will notice significant changes since you last lived here.

And BTW, although $70k (per year) might seem like a large income, it isn't really. You'd be amazed how quickly that will go and just how far it actually does go here. Particularly with kids.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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Duuuude! Big mistake moving back Statside! You're a King in Peru amigo! Why mess up that lifestyle to return to a country filled with video cameras on every corner, obese women who act like men, horrible processed foods and a money-is-all mentality. You have been warned so don't come crying back to us when your life unravels in the UU.EE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I really can't see a break-even point in this move for you financially. It'll be around 30 years before she could collect on it and who knows what the social security rules/regulations would be by then.

I looked up equivalent costs of living for Peru vs US a couple of days ago and its something like 40% less there. You (and she) would likely be better off if you just invested $10k (of the $70k) over the next 10 years and just stayed there. Consider taking a couple of long vacations, see how your family likes day-to-day life in the US. I'd bet that even you will notice significant changes since you last lived here.

And BTW, although $70k (per year) might seem like a large income, it isn't really. You'd be amazed how quickly that will go and just how far it actually does go here. Particularly with kids.
I thank you for your advice. COL where I live is at par with Houston or Atlanta from a housing standpoint, Taxes and Utilities are far lower and no car is necessary and taxis are just $2.00 around town. Big savings will be private schools ($24k here) and in state University tuition's. I am retired but my Wife should make 3x-5x what she earn's here and if she decides to come back she will double her salary by having a few years work experience in the USA. Both my sons will get better educations and have the choice to live and work in the USA or return here or better yet Ex-pat with a big company (with US salary and perks). Also, hopefully my Daughter in Denver will get married and have children and we all can be closer to them. As a millennial finishing up her PHD, she is unable to travel down to see her brothers very often and as my son is in school.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I can't either, but as she has lived in the Big City (8 million people) all her life watching "Leave it to Beaver", she wants to experience living in the suburbs!
Doesn't sound like she's old enough to remember Leave it to Beaver ().

The climate in Texas vs. Virginia is quite different. The politics perhaps.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Duuuude! Big mistake moving back Statside! You're a King in Peru amigo! Why mess up that lifestyle to return to a country filled with video cameras on every corner, obese women who act like men, horrible processed foods and a money-is-all mentality. You have been warned so don't come crying back to us when your life unravels in the UU.EE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Howdy, Duuuudee! Why are you still here?
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