We’ll move wherever our daughter ends up and I hope it’s somewhere warmer. If it’s not, maybe we’ll end up traveling during the winter. We are older parents, so we’ll have a lot of freedom at that point. My husband will be retired when she’s 14 and I will still work but can do it from anywhere.
Post by amandakisser on Feb 6, 2023 12:48:01 GMT -5
I haven't seen anyone mention my plan: I'd love to sell my home (I have a LOT of equity in this house...that alone is double my current loan amount) and purchase a decent-sized RV. I plan on living in that for a year or two - however long it takes me to travel the country in it. I'll stay at campsites around the US and just stay at each one as long as I'd like. So if I really like an area in, say, Utah, I'll stay there longer vs. a place in Arkansas or West Virginia, etc. It will be a great way to visit all fifty states (or at least the 48 contingent) while not having to worry about a mortgage or exorbitant travel costs.
I also don't plan on fully retiring - I work remotely, and I also have my real estate license. I can contract, consult, or otherwise work part time from literally anywhere, and can sell a house or two here and there for extra cash. I just know soooo many people whose quality of life and health declined dramatically once they stopped working.
H's dream would be to live in a tiny cabin in the woods when he retires. Which is essentially the exact opposite of my dream. So who the hell knows?
LOL this is my H's dream too. He's thinking Montana or Wyoming. We joke that we'll just Face-time each other all winter while I'm at my beach condo somewhere in Central America.
In reality we'll probably never leave MA. Which is fine with me, I just want to be able to travel a lot.
ETA: he's also obsessed with buying a camper van when we retire and traveling all over the US. I'm indulging his fantasy at the moment but in reality while this sounds cool, I think the glamor will wear off quickly.
My fantasy is to retire to a little lake home somewhere in VT or NH. Preferably our child will live within driving distance and still want us nearby, but I do not think that would change our plans if he lived far away. Maybe? I have not taken that into consideration, honestly. We have just always wanted lakefront property on one of the lakes in our region.
We plan to retire in Italy. We don’t have kids and are currently in the process of getting dual citizenship. We’re only 38, but we do want to retire early. Our plans may change, but that’s where we’re at right now. We live in SoCal right now so thankfully most places will be cheaper than here so that’s a plus.