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Old 04-23-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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I think all you have to do is have the money and do a search of great places to live with just those things. But most likely you will live nearby not within; if you are renting apartment .Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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Exactly! The OP shouldn't burden himself and his family by subjecting all of them to the horror and indignity of having to abide for five years in a place he obviously loathes. In fact, the entire premise shows a total lack of caring and character.

"Let's go put up with a place I've taught you to hate like I do so you can collect from its government and taxpayers when I predecease you as I almost certainly will."

That's special!
I mighlt think twice. The young wife will probably be chased incessantly back here by successful 30 and 40 somethings and dump him as he will almost 70 by the end of the five years. If he needs ss that badly, she'll be looking around!
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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I mighlt think twice. The young wife will probably be chased incessantly back here by successful 30 and 40 somethings and dump him as he will almost 70 by the end of the five years. If he needs ss that badly, she'll be looking around!
I don't think he needs it, but what if he trades her in? I think they will be okay.

I guess he was in his late 40s when they met? You just don't one day see them as an old geezer.

My other half is 16 years older. He will be 70 in a couple of years, I don't see him as some old decrepit dude. We got older together. Of course I'm no spring chicken.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I mighlt think twice. The young wife will probably be chased incessantly back here by successful 30 and 40 somethings and dump him as he will almost 70 by the end of the five years. If he needs ss that badly, she'll be looking around!
Surprisingly enough, for his sake I hope not. I simply took offense at the "had to" in the subject line.

I happen to like it here., I fought for it. I lived in three other countries over the years. I always returned here. I've lived in nine states. That someone seems to approach returning here for a few years as a burden or chore for future financial gain I do find objectionable but in the end, to each their own.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:50 PM
 
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OP Houston might work or somewhere in the area. Especially since your wife has contacts who know the area.

If I were to just plop down somewhere in the continental US without any ties to a particular place, I would look twice at TX. Big state and lots of differences, but Houston has a lot going for it.

Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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I don't think he needs it, but what if he trades her in? I think they will be okay.

I guess he was in his late 40s when they met? You just don't one day see them as an old geezer.

My other half is 16 years older. He will be 70 in a couple of years, I don't see him as some old decrepit dude. We got older together. Of course I'm no spring chicken.
Well, I deleted my post and now I'm posting again. So he was basically 50 when he married the 18-19 year old from a foreign country. Sure, lots in common, but who am I to judge.

He's coming back to collect social security to take advantage of the country he won't live in after the five years.

Well, in five years when he's close to 70 and she's still a babe, she'll have to fight off quite a few attempts from younger, richer, guys in the US. He might wanna think twice about taking advantge of the system.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Well, I deleted my post and now I'm posting again. So he was basically 50 when he married the 18-19 year old from a foreign country. Sure, lots in common, but who am I to judge.

He's coming back to collect social security to take advantage of the country he won't live in after the five years.

Well, in five years when he's close to 70 and she's still a babe, she'll have to fight off quite a few attempts from younger, richer, guys in the US. He might wanna think twice about taking advantge of the system.
Indeed.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Well, I deleted my post and now I'm posting again. So he was basically 50 when he married the 18-19 year old from a foreign country. Sure, lots in common, but who am I to judge.

He's coming back to collect social security to take advantage of the country he won't live in after the five years.

Well, in five years when he's close to 70 and she's still a babe, she'll have to fight off quite a few attempts from younger, richer, guys in the US. He might wanna think twice about taking advantge of the system.
This is not only so off topic, it's totally inappropriate and arrogant. What business is it of yours regarding his private life, and why do you even feel you need to express your opinion? None of us knows any others of us in real life. Maybe we can stick to the question.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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This is not only so off topic, it's totally inappropriate and arrogant. What business is it of yours regarding his private life, and why do you even feel you need to express your opinion? None of us knows any others of us in real life. Maybe we can stick to the question.
Not true. As for the rest, the OP invites it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Not true. As for the rest, the OP invites it.
Now Curmudgeon, you know what I mean. And how does the OP invite it?

I find it amusing that this OP and another one (a well-known poster who is a current target of scorn) are getting so much attention regarding their personal lives. Writing these targeted personal jabs have GOT to be a waste of time for those writing them in retirement, we haven't got forever to live. The jabs fall on deaf ears, anyway. One of the genius features of CD is the ignore button!

PS: regarding none of us knows each other in real life....how do you know I'm not a female serial killer, or a male CIA agent, or locked up in an asylum using my friends computer, and I'm not really retired and I'm related to the Rockafellas and....
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