Siesta Key, Florida.
Siesta Key, Florida.
Thailand. Cheap place, nice weather, nice people, good food.
However, my wife will probably want to retire close to grand kids. When she isn't near, I will recommend they get a teaching job over seas... You know, in Bangkok...
I'd like to think that I would be doing a lot of traveling all over the world. But I would like to have a home base in the midwest. But, who knows...I'm 20.
Hard one to answer. Most definitive answer I can give is that by the time I'm old enough to be typical retirement age, I hope to have a life's work that I love enough to not want to retire, and health enough to be able to keep doing it, but the money to only do it because I love to. That's not location specific.
Not old enough to be able to say 'wherever the kids/grandkids are'...with a 2 year old, I just can't fathom that yet.
Best I can do on location...the typical (Arizona and Florida)...hell no, unless I can leave for the summers. I hate sweating while just sitting still. Love visiting the in-laws in Phoenix in January, but as I've heard from mulitple sources who do know...'it's a dry heat' is only said by those who don't live there. 120 is f'ing hot even if it's dry.
We ended at Lewis Smith Lake in NW Alabama. Beautiful place, beautiful people, low cost of living:
Y'all stop by in your comin' through....2 ISU Eng grads.
Bogota, Colombia. they have satellite TV so we can watch all the football/baseball games. The dollar goes 3x as far down there so we can retire early!!
After this summer, I'm seriously thinking of going north. Possibly Canada.
Ames in the fall, elsewhere in Iowa till about first of February, somewhere warmer, New Orleans, Carolinas? Not that far off if my health holds up.
Down side is you have to travel to see Cyclones in action but that may be welcome when you are retired and have more free time.
That would be pretty cool to do.Quote:
Originally Posted by aauummm
I've been all over and Iowa is fabulous. Yes better than Arizona, Florida, Texas, etc.
Arkansas ..... low taxes more for the $$$. Good enough for Walmart good enough for me.