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Old 04-21-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Perhaps we can post articles and links about retirement. Here's one I just spotted.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,267409,00.html
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Hmm, just read that article and it doesn't really apply to someone like myself. I'd like to see something more geared toward the middle class. I don't have a partner, I don't have investments (other than my house), and I don't have long-term insurance or any of that. That's why I generally dismiss those kinds of articles because they only seem to be luring the wealthy into plans....those of us who do not fall into that category seem to be ignored. Anyway, that's how it seems to me.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I agree with ya, Wisteria, but it just doesn't seem the studies address the likes of us.

But, I did notice quite a few of the posters here at Retirement might appreciate this or other articles.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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I find alot of the publications and articles on retirement are geared to a more affluent retiree and a few other traits. I have to adjust for everything I read both on locales and the type of retiree settling in these areas, This active retiree bit is a strange word to me. I saw some of these places that active retiree meant floating on one of those flotation devices in a swimming pool, and then when they were finished with that get on their golf cart and go to their AC house, and then go on a bus to a gambling casino. Thats fine for some, but I don't want that kind of life, These people seemed very old for 50's and 60's age people, I saw nothing active retiree about that, but to each his own, just not me.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: North Dakota Farm
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I find alot of the publications and articles on retirement are geared to a more affluent retiree and a few other traits. I have to adjust for everything I read both on locales and the type of retiree settling in these areas, This active retiree bit is a strange word to me. I saw some of these places that active retiree meant floating on one of those flotation devices in a swimming pool, and then when they were finished with that get on their golf cart and go to their AC house, and then go on a bus to a gambling casino. Thats fine for some, but I don't want that kind of life, These people seemed very old for 50's and 60's age people, I saw nothing active retiree about that, but to each his own, just not me.
Like something right off a movie set!! Too bad life really isn't that simple!! IMO this sounds like a relaxing environment, maybe for a week or so, but kinda boring if you ask me. Like you said...to each his own....not us either!
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Default Another link

Here's another link to a site with some ideas about where to live.
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/money...006/index.html

You can even look for the best places state by state. There's a section to look for where homes are affordable too. Hmm I'm going to look around this site some more. Maybe I'll find my perfect place.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:24 AM
 
Location: new orleans
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Waterlily, thanks for the link!! It looks great! Will have to check it out in more detail when I have more time! thanks again!
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:51 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Here's another link to a site with some ideas about where to live.
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/money...006/index.html

You can even look for the best places state by state. There's a section to look for where homes are affordable too. Hmm I'm going to look around this site some more. Maybe I'll find my perfect place.
I see they list Prescott, AZ - that was one of my early choices, but it got tossed off the list for a bunch of reasons, mostly that they list an average price of $390k for a 3 BR house, and I think that's low. An awful lot of the new construction is in gated retirement communities, with the "non retirement" portion of the city not growing nearly as fast. All of the "big box" stores are going in to the north east of town, between Prescott and Prescott Valley - it means the road out to them clogs up a bit, but it also means that downtown Prescott stays charming.

I loved the downtown, though, and they had two really good grocery stores (and a bunch of the usual ones) plus a large Farmer's Market and CSA. There are some really nice older houses downtown, and, not too far out of town, homes on acreage (although a lot of it is up above 6,000 feet and has questionable water access). Out toward Prescott Valley and the other valley to the north west of town (can't remember the name), there are a lot of "gentleman farmer" ranchettes and horse properties.
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