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Old 05-18-2010, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Saudi Arabia
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uh huh ! ..i thought you're retiring from the company .. so you're quitting job and relocating eh ..well then no cruise trip for you lady ! ..another j/k hehe
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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I quit my job and retired 3 years ago at the age of 43. I was stucked with a career that I absolutely had no desire to continue after almost 20 years of it. Fortunately, I had paid off my mortage and also saved quite a bit money. With no marriage, no kids, no obligations. It was not difficult for me to quit the job and start my new life. So I quit the job, sold my house in California and moved to a tropical island in the Pacific. I have been content with my life since then.
I am quite healthy, and never have to see the doctor more than a couple times per year, but I still keep a low coverage health insurance in the U.S., just in case.
Life is good now. But who knows, one day I may wake up feeling the urge of some challenge and re-enter the job market. Until then, I am content with where I am now.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Cleveland area
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At age 51, I am considering leaving my job and moving out of state to a warmer climate - just being held back by the real estate market, have had the home on the market over a year and have only had 2 offers that were so low I'd have to endure huge losses that I'm not ready to do yet. I do agree with other posters say -- life is too short! Go and try it in a new area, and enjoy life.

To Scott - how did you research and decide upon a tropical island? What do you do for income there? Any tips for me? I would love the possibility of the beach life....
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I quit my job and retired 3 years ago at the age of 43. I was stucked with a career that I absolutely had no desire to continue after almost 20 years of it. Fortunately, I had paid off my mortage and also saved quite a bit money. With no marriage, no kids, no obligations. It was not difficult for me to quit the job and start my new life. So I quit the job, sold my house in California and moved to a tropical island in the Pacific. I have been content with my life since then.
I am quite healthy, and never have to see the doctor more than a couple times per year, but I still keep a low coverage health insurance in the U.S., just in case.
Life is good now. But who knows, one day I may wake up feeling the urge of some challenge and re-enter the job market. Until then, I am content with where I am now.
Wow! Tell us more please! Sounds amazing!

Do you live like a local and does that make it affordable?

I'm thinking of you living in Tahiti..... So, so, appealing.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Yes I live like a local. Don't go to 5-stars.
People think Hawaii is very expensive. But I can tell you, it is cheap, about the same as Arizona. All you need to do is avoid the tourist and commercial area. I live in a cottage in a remote part of island...it has wonderful rainforest surroundings, easy access to beach and local food stores, standard U.S. cable T.V. and internet.
It's not for everyone, but I am happy where I am.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:38 AM
 
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I retired @56 years old, split up with the wife packed my stuff and left town moved to a different state and havent looked back since!
life is a one time shot dont sit back in a retirement home saying if I did this or that ..........JUST DO IT!!!!!!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default A job is a precious thing.

I understand the merit to Htlong's suggestion to "just do it". Sometimes we need to overcome our inertia and strike out in new ways. But still, I would look for a job in a different area first, because in this economy and at the age we are talking about, jobs are hard to find, and many who are struggling on the edge of homelessness would be so happy to have the job that the OP is blessed with. That sense of adventure in "just doing it" could turn sour if a new job doesn't materialize in the new place and the OP runs out of money to live on. It seems to me a careful assessment is called for: How much financial cushion do you have? What are your job skills, and in what area? How is the job market in the place you want to go to? Are you carrying credit card debt already? Would it make sense to keep working a bit longer in the current job to figure this out and to build up your savings some more? What is your own comfort zone based on your own personality? Good luck in any case.
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Oops, just noted the date of the OP!

The OP was a little over three years ago. Maybe we are offering advice and opinions about a done deal. In the future, I'll check that first.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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Susan Wolshin states, age has nothing to do with it, planning and preparing for a future is what it takes. Moderator cut: No advertising

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Old 08-03-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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