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truthhurts is right, as are the other writers re: retiring overseas. I don't plan on waiting until I am 65 to do it. Many countries (Ecuador, New Zealand) make it a lot easier to live abroad ESPECIALLY IF YOU INVEST IN THEIR COUNTRY (either through an existing business or a new one). Kind of what brought people to the US a hundred years ago: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY!
Unfortunately, America's best days are behind it. No one wants to hear it but it is true. Recently heard that studies show that America hasn't been this divided since the Civil War. Everything is clouded by political ideology.
We all can agree that roads, schools and bridges need to be rebuilt; We can all agree that Americans need affordable health care; We can all agree that our children need to be better educated and able to compete with the world; We can all agree that we need to build things here before (or as much as) building countries abroad. The hard question is "How do we get there?"
The answer is for the left to stop giving things away to those that don't truly "deserve" them and for the right to stop falling for the crap that by voting for the rich that they, too, can be rich (and additionally to STOP TRYING TO SHOVE THEIR SOCIAL POLICIES DOWN EVERYONE ELSE'S THROATS!!) FREEDOM IS NOT LIMITED TO THE RICH OR JESUS-WORSHIPPING CROWD. (And, no, supporting the right of gay people to marry or everyone to be entitled to affordable health care or safe drinking water and clean air is NOT the left shoving their ideology down everyone's throats. It is about equality, freedom and justice for all: rich or poor, gay or straight, able-bodied or disabled, black or white.)
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The ones relating to loneliness, older men, younger women, etc. It is disgusting to find those on this site. Thank you.
Why in the world would you even consider an area with a high crime rate as a good place for old retirees to retire to? You must be out of your mind to make such a suggestion.
Well it seems that almost every post agrees, the writer of this article is an idiot... nice try Forbes, you must be selling homes in these cities or insurance? what other reason would you have to publish such a STUPID article??
FYI, retire OUTSIDE of the US. life in the real world can be very rewarding, comfortable and inexpensive, the cost is usually much cheaper than here and NO Obama Heath Care controlling every aspect of your life. Best of luck with that one ya all.
Perhaps the idea behind encouraging retirees to move to these places is that they will not be reproducing thus that portion of the property taxes they pay will not have to go towards expanding the schools etc.
The retiree will be spending their income on housing, food, utilities etc and actually be putting money back into the economy but taking very little out in services. Plus the retirees will more than likely not be hot-rodding around at high speeds, playing music loudly, having wild parties disturbing the peace or increasing the crime rate,. LOL
These folks also usually have healthcare coverage through say Medicare thus providing a somewhat steady stream of income for doctors and others in the healthcare arena and other supporting services.
Lets face it, the retirees that move to these areas would be doing so because they can afford to do so in the first place i.e. they have retirement and maybe even other disposible income. Plus they will be paying taxes even if at a lower rate.
There are many places including countries overseas/outside the USA that have been trying to court the retirees for the longest time now.
I am hearing many people are retireing in places like Costa Rica. Kind of humorous in a way. Centluries from now, our children will be taught how the Mexicans all moved to the US, and how all the Americans moved to Mexico.
First of all, if you're even going to THINK of creating such a list, America has MANY great cities, and not all of them are large or even well known; so how about the 50 best Cities To Retire In? Then do some ACTUAL research, and leave large cities OFF the list, since they're almost automatically going to have a high crime rate.
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