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(Huffington Post)   The Five Best Places to Retire. "Alternate universe in which you pulled all your money out of the market in 2008" strangely absent   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 70
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2012-06-20 10:19:15 AM  
i'd recommend HEAVEN. as opposed to HELL> i heard they don't have 401k's cause everyone's RICH!
 
2012-06-20 10:22:11 AM  
Click

*LOADING SLIDESHOW*

click
 
2012-06-20 10:23:20 AM  
My dad did exactly that in July of 2008. I think it prevented him from having a massive heart attack.
 
2012-06-20 10:23:28 AM  
The Five Best Places to Retire If You're farking Rich
 
2012-06-20 10:24:01 AM  
what? i don't see how this is funny..
 
2012-06-20 10:25:30 AM  
New York City? Really?
 
2012-06-20 10:26:27 AM  
Another publicity article? Straight to the main page, Weenerss from fark lite again.
 
2012-06-20 10:26:40 AM  
Isn't the DOW pretty much back up to exactly where it was in 2008?

Disclaimer: I know nothing about money or any of this shiat.
 
2012-06-20 10:26:52 AM  
6 Picture slide show and no text describing what you are looking at.

/retiring to the Virgin Islands.
 
2012-06-20 10:29:48 AM  

NewportBarGuy: My dad did exactly that in July of 2008. I think it prevented him from having a massive heart attack.


I called my dad and told him to the morning it started coming apart. He didn't.
 
2012-06-20 10:30:28 AM  
Dumping money into Apple stock in 1997 curiously absent.

At the time, I could think only of Jobs's management by terror as he fired the Newton division.

/hindsight
 
2012-06-20 10:30:32 AM  
Great, a slideshow. How the fluck am I supposed to work a slideshow? It only shows the first picture!! And just sits there!!! Over and over!! This is why I hate slideshows because they are too stupid.
 
2012-06-20 10:31:47 AM  
If you save enough money to retire in NYC then you're probably not dumb enough to blow through your savings trying to deal with the standard of living in NYC. Maybe they were talking about Boca - NYC South.
 
2012-06-20 10:35:11 AM  
Bend? OK, Bend is nice. But it's smack in the middle of the land of meth and incest.
 
2012-06-20 10:35:20 AM  
The Five Best Places to Retire. "Alternate universe in which you pulled all your money out of the market in 2008 2000" strangely absent
 
2012-06-20 10:35:24 AM  
Glad I checked here second. I clicked the link and my browser crashed. Farking slideshows.
 
2012-06-20 10:37:01 AM  

Mirrorz: Glad I checked here second. I clicked the link and my browser crashed. Farking slideshows.


I clicked on it and it had my credit card half out of my wallet before I could shut it down. Farking slideshows.
 
2012-06-20 10:37:09 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Bend? OK, Bend is nice. But it's smack in the middle of the land of meth and incest.


So you can get a part time retirement job and laid more often. What's the downside?
 
2012-06-20 10:37:22 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: New York City? Really?


Must have been written by a New Yorker.
 
2012-06-20 10:40:43 AM  
*hint* if you are not currently a bloated baby boomer the only retirement you will see is a death panel and you can kiss all that money goodbye you paid into SS. The 401k that you think is going to fund your ticket to SugarCandy Mountain is really paying your way to the slaughter house.
 
2012-06-20 10:42:18 AM  

The Homer Tax: Isn't the DOW pretty much back up to exactly where it was in 2008?

Disclaimer: I know nothing about money or any of this shiat.


Not quite, but close. The only people who were really screwed were the people who had just retired or were just about to retire in 2008. Of course if that was your situation and you still had the bulk of your nest egg in stocks, then you were doing a bad job of managing your retirement anyway. I've made back everything I lost and then some.

On the other hand, if you were heavy into AIG, Fanny, Freddie, Lehman Brothers, or the auto industry... you were probably taken to the cleaners. Although the auto industry was tanking long before the fall of 2008.
 
2012-06-20 10:43:25 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Bend? OK, Bend is nice. But it's smack in the middle of the land of meth and incest.


you forgot blatant bigotry

Any rural living is like that. Of course, these things are easily ignored, especially if you have fresh air, open space, and pretty scenery to look at, plus you don't deal with it on a daily basis, especially if you live away from town, because you only go to town once a week.

I would rather have to deal the meth heads in the country then the crack heads in the city IMO. Of course, I can't stand people, so I try to stay away from densely populated areas.
 
2012-06-20 10:43:36 AM  
My parents are semi retired in Delaware. They like it and seem way less stressed. Mom wants to fully retire soon dad will work til he drops.
 
2012-06-20 10:43:58 AM  

TenJed_77: Another publicity article? Straight to the main page, Weenerss from fark lite again.


I was wondering where all the HuffPo articles were coming from. Two in the last two hours.

/knock it off, their articles are crap
 
2012-06-20 10:45:44 AM  
So according to them...

Santa Fe if you want sunny,
Charleston, South Carolina if you want small city,
Bend, Oregon if you want mountains,
NYC if you want big city,
Cuenca, Ecuador if you want overseas.

I'm okay with the first three, but (a) you retire *FROM* NYC, not *TO* it, and (b) you have to have some seriously farked up family dynamics if you want to move out of the country rather than enjoy your grandkids.
 
2012-06-20 10:47:23 AM  
1: Sunny Climes: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fortune says Santa Fe is the top choice for retirees looking for sunny climes because of its extensive cultural offerings and easy access to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Check out Fortune's other top picks for sun worshippers here.


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2: Small Cities: Charleston, S.C.
Fortune says Charleston is the top choice for retirees looking for a small city, because of its rich history, gastronomic offerings and sandy beaches, as well as opportunities to take classes at the College of Charleston. Check out its other top picks for retirees who crave culture without the hustle here.


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3: Mountain Towns: Bend, Ore.
Fortune says Bend is the top choice for retirees looking for a home in the mountains because of its extensive outdoor offerings, including hiking, biking, kayaking, and golf, as well as its relatively affordable home prices. Check out its other top picks for outdoor enthusiasts here.


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4: Big Cities: New York, N.Y.
Fortune admits New York City is a surprising choice for a top retirement destination, but it defends its choice with hard data: there will be over 1.2 million people over the age of 65 living there by 2025, says the magazine. New York is a top choice for city slickers because, well, it's New York: there's no need for a car or even a kitchen, and you can't beat its entertainment options. Check out Fortune's other top cities for retirement here.


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5: Overseas: Cuenca, Ecuador
Fortune says Cuenca is a great choice for retirees open to the idea of retiring abroad (it's becoming an increasingly popular option, says the magazine) because of its low cost of living, great weather and modern healthcare. Check out its other top picks for globetrotting retirees here.
 
2012-06-20 10:47:47 AM  
Let's go down the list, shall we?

1. HuffPo link.
2. Rehash of a Fortune article.
3. Slideshow.

Ya, Fark you, subby

Why not just link to the original, better, non-HuffPo article: Link

/Though, the original is also a slideshow...
 
2012-06-20 10:48:22 AM  
I only visited there briefly, but Salta, Argentina seemed like an amazing place to retire. I would have to buy more suits though.
 
2012-06-20 10:49:29 AM  
FriarReb98you have to have some seriously farked up family dynamics if you want to move out of the country rather than enjoy your grandkids.

..or you simply just don't have (grand)kids.
 
2012-06-20 10:54:51 AM  
I hear Zihuantanejo is pretty good, it has a sea that has no memory.
 
2012-06-20 10:58:04 AM  
hydroplane

*hint* if you are not currently a bloated baby boomer the only retirement you will see is a death panel and you can kiss all that money goodbye you paid into SS. The 401k that you think is going to fund your ticket to SugarCandy Mountain is really paying your way to the slaughter house.

Appreciate the soothing thoughts.

BTW, it's "The Big Rock Candy Mountain".
images.quickblogcast.com

Also:
C&P - http://www.bigrockcandymtn.com/
 
2012-06-20 11:02:53 AM  

NewportBarGuy: My dad did exactly that in July of 2008. I think it prevented him from having a massive heart attack.


wish he'd called me . . .
 
2012-06-20 11:07:22 AM  

Mell of a Hess: hydroplane

*hint* if you are not currently a bloated baby boomer the only retirement you will see is a death panel and you can kiss all that money goodbye you paid into SS. The 401k that you think is going to fund your ticket to SugarCandy Mountain is really paying your way to the slaughter house.

Appreciate the soothing thoughts.

BTW, it's "The Big Rock Candy Mountain".
[images.quickblogcast.com image 400x318]

Also:
C&P - http://www.bigrockcandymtn.com/


Sugarcandy Mountain as in the Orwellian works, you Philistine!

www.politics.be
 
2012-06-20 11:09:34 AM  
I got out, if you didn't see that house of cards, you are an idiot
 
2012-06-20 11:14:52 AM  
Ciudad Juárez strangely absent.
 
2012-06-20 11:18:04 AM  
i251.photobucket.com


How about Zihuatanejo?
 
2012-06-20 11:19:00 AM  

Scruggy: Ciudad Juárez strangely absent.


Heh. A friend of mine retired to Costa Rica but now he says he's moving to Belize because "CR is full of Americans nowadays."

/A new KFC just got built in his neighborhood
 
2012-06-20 11:19:09 AM  
hydroplane

Sugarcandy Mountain as in the Orwellian works, you Philistine!

I stand corrected. It's been a few years since I enjoyed Orwell.

Begging your pardon ...
 
2012-06-20 11:22:15 AM  

FriarReb98: So according to them...

Santa Fe if you want sunny,
Charleston, South Carolina if you want small city,
Bend, Oregon if you want mountains,
NYC if you want big city,
Cuenca, Ecuador if you want overseas.

I'm okay with the first three, but (a) you retire *FROM* NYC, not *TO* it, and (b) you have to have some seriously farked up family dynamics if you want to move out of the country rather than enjoy your grandkids.



Or an economic apocalypse is impending and you want your family out of the current country before it collapses, grandkids included. We're debating Canada.
 
2012-06-20 11:23:34 AM  

pheelix: AverageAmericanGuy: New York City? Really?

Must have been written by a New Yorker.


Perhaps a Jewish New Yorker... if print media has taught me anything, it's the land of milk and honey.
 
2012-06-20 11:24:44 AM  
Strangely no mention of place like this for final retirement:

www.salempioneercemetery.org

Face it. It's likely the only place where you'll get some solid shut eye.
 
2012-06-20 11:27:44 AM  
Why are people so pissed off?!?! Flucking answer me NOW!!

i141.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-20 11:30:59 AM  

Valarius: Or an economic apocalypse is impending and you want your family out of the current country before it collapses, grandkids included. We're debating Canada.


Heh,

You do know that there are very few places to go that won't be affected by the collapse of the US economy, right?

/Moving right next door to a burning building ins't a good idea
 
2012-06-20 11:31:14 AM  
Charleston?
www.charlestonme.com
/not if you're retired from the Navy
 
2012-06-20 11:33:20 AM  

MBooda: Charleston?
[www.charlestonme.com image 240x99]
/not if you're retired from the Navy


Yeah, I wondered about that. I've always found Charleston to be kinda expensive. The only person I knew who lived there moved out past Summerville recently and even that's not cheap.
 
2012-06-20 11:33:58 AM  
Why do they do these lists when what you really want to know is where you won't pay state income tax, don't have to live under five feet of snow and you won't fear for your life taking a stroll around the block?

/At least for those of us in the Upper Midwest anyway
 
2012-06-20 11:35:18 AM  
Yeah,Santa Fe's sunny & it'll get down to freezing at night in the middle of May. But you can still enjoy the sun while you're trapped in traffic on Cerrillos Road.
 
2012-06-20 11:45:17 AM  

OldManDownDRoad: MBooda: Charleston?
[www.charlestonme.com image 240x99]
/not if you're retired from the Navy

Yeah, I wondered about that. I've always found Charleston to be kinda expensive. The only person I knew who lived there moved out past Summerville recently and even that's not cheap.


Depends on where you're coming from. Compared to NJ, Mt. Pleasant was a dream - and it's considered expensive compared to the rest of the metro suburbs (not counting IOP/Sullivan's/etc.).

Also, North Charleston isn't Charleston! Boooooooo!
 
2012-06-20 11:51:57 AM  
In what world is Ecuador "overseas?"
 
2012-06-20 12:08:29 PM  
The best time to have pulled it out was Oct, 2007. The best time to have put it back in was Mar, 2009.

/that's what she said
 
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