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Where Should You Retire? Answer Questions And Bankrate Will Have A Suggestion---

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 4:45 PM
Ally6770Ally6770944 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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1. Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 6:31 PM
What makes the writers of these articles think that most people have a choice about where they can retire?  Not everyone is wealthy enough to "select" the perfect retirement place.  Even if they do, they may get there and find out it wasn't as great as they expected and end up someplace else.  The best retirement place is "any" place where you are with people you love and who love you in return.  Otherwise, you will just end up a very miserable, lonely, old person sitting in a rocking chair starring at some distance mountain you thought you loved but realized it is just a huge chunk of lonely rock!    It's not the "place" which is most important but the "person" or "persons" you are sharing this place with that is the key to happiness.
paoli2paoli21,406 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
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2. Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7:34 PM
Other than preferences for weather, the posted article has no practical value for retirement planning, IMHO.
ShorebreakShorebreak2,700 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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3. Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:34 AM
Many of the articles that bankrate publishes are not really that informative or useful. DA has them beat by 1000%
Ally6770Ally6770944 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 2,748