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Dandy Lion
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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good seafood.

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Philippines or Thailand



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tigerinthebueche
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
I have no friends or family around be now, so yes.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
FWIW there's a little enclave of Louisiana people in Taos.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
these heathens leave behind their families for a 17% raise in The Woodlands. Of course they would.


Paul Allen
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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You stay near your grandkids




So you go the majority of your life sacrificing moving, other hobbies for your kids and once they start their own lives and have their own kids your supposed to spend your golden years around them and not do what you have saved up for all these years?


Jp1LSU
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
Depends on how mobile your lifestyle will allow you to be. We have a second home in Boulder, but we don't know anybody up there and are about two decades away from retiring. We plan to spend about half the year there, but we also plan on going to and from a number of places. I don't feel like it takes long to become part of a community if that is what you would like to do.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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kids your supposed to spend your golden years around them and not do what you have saved up for all these years?


Family is important to a lot of people. Crazy, I know.


LSUengr
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
Definitely. 5-7 year plan is get kids halfway thru college and then buy condo near the mountains to go with a condo here in BR. Split time between the two for a while until I can convince the wife to abandon BR all together.


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Mahootney
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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I could probably do it, but my wife would struggle with leaving.
Most times, most people only see the grandkids at birthdays, holidays, and a few other visits.
Typically 4 holidays. (Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, & Christmas).
Call it 2-3 birthdays.
A few other visits.

Round to around 12 visits in total, which is roughly once a month.
That still leaves 40 other weekends/weeks that you are by yourself.

Why not live wherever you want and just drive/fly in for the visits?
This post was edited on 2/14 at 1:21 pm


jralspanky
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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You stay near your grandkids


ever heard of planes


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Paul Allen
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
Well, so is living your life and being where you want to be without having to worry about logistics of who lives where.

Think of all the people during their prime earning years that turn down jobs and other opportunities due to the fear of uprooting their kids and then you reach retirement age and have to worry about this all over again?


GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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Most times, most people only see the grandkids at birthdays, holidays, and a few other visits.
Typically 4 holidays. (Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, & Christmas).
Call it 2-3 birthdays.
A few other visits.
no wonder the moral fabric of this country is rapidly deteriorating


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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Well, so is living your life and being where you want to be without having to worry about logistics of who lives where.


Let’s be honest, how many olds are really that involved in hobbies that require living somewhere specific, and how long will that last?

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Think of all the people during their prime earning years that turn down jobs and other opportunities due to the fear of uprooting their kids and then you reach retirement age and have to worry about this all over again?

most people don’t really move around at all. That’s a relatively new thing for the average joe.


Paul Allen
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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most people don’t really move around at all. That’s a relatively new thing for the average joe.


Respectfully, I would like to see some numbers and data about this. People have been moving for years. Sure, at the end of the day, to each their own but if a couple has been wanting to live on the beach or mountains, then they should since you’re only on this planet one time.

Besides, if I’m a kid, I would love to visit my grandparents in the mountains or the beach. Be really cool to spend summers there with them.


Masterag
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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Most times, most people only see the grandkids at birthdays, holidays, and a few other visits.
Typically 4 holidays. (Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, & Christmas).
Call it 2-3 birthdays.
A few other visits.

Round to around 12 visits in total, which is roughly once a month.
That still leaves 40 other weekends/weeks that you are by yourself.

Why not live wherever you want and just drive/fly in for the visits?


Sad. I walked to my grandparents house every day after school till one of my parents picked me up


Paul Allen
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Montauk, NY
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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these heathens leave behind their families for a 17% raise in The Woodlands. Of course they would.



Sorry, but after reading this, I can’t take you seriously.

Heathens... really?


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SpeckledTiger
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
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Mahootney


this guy has it figured out. Wife and I are mid-30s and we've come to the same conclusion. I'd rather have a dedicated week or so of quality time planned with friends or family rather pointless drop by visits for an hour that you have to wedge in to someone's schedule. If I move to the mountains and my kids are in BR, Houston, wherever I can easily visit on a cheap regional flight.


GreatLakesTiger24
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The Pew survey finds that stayers overwhelmingly say they remain because of family ties and because their hometowns are good places to raise children. Their life circumstances match those explanations. Most stayers say at least half a dozen members of their extended families live within an hour’s drive; for 40%, more than 10 relatives live nearby. A majority of stayers also cite a feeling of belonging as a major reason for staying put.


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Slingin Pickle
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
Could do it, and plan to do it. Will also keep a house in LA to come back and see friends and family.


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257WBY
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re: Could you retire someplace where you have no friends or family?
Spend the summer in the mountains and the rest back home. Best of both worlds.


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