March 8, 2020 — Back in 2012 we ran an article that asked people to share their plans, thoughts, and dreams on where they might retire. It was phenomenally successful, generating over 700 comments (see link to that article and comments at bottom). We then summarized those comments by State and Region, and that was very interesting too, generating 200 comments.
Now it is time to see how things might have changed, as well as get input from our newer members. The assignment is to tell your fellow members “Where are you thinking about retiring, and why others should consider it”. The project depends on getting as many people as possible to contribute, which will give us valuable survey data that everyone will appreciate. For our part, we promise to analyze and categorize the responses in a future article. Think of the assignment as a small way to pay us back for providing you with this free site. As promised, here is a summary of the 90 suggestions you made.
Your Instructions – It’s Easy!
We need your response to the question in 2-3 lines of text. It’s easy, because if everyone is brief it will be a cinch to read comments from a whole lot of people. You can respond directly in the Comments section below, or you can send an email with your comments and we will add them in. Either way, it won’t take long, and it will be a real help to yourself and everyone else in this community. Just say where you plan to retire, or did retire to, or think you might – and why others should consider it – that’s it!
Just yesterday a friend who hadn’t been getting our weekly newsletter reconnected. His response was the spark that made this article possible. Here is what Bill had to say about his retirement plans, which reflect the diversity of ideas that exist out there.
We are think of exploring New Hampshire Lakes. That is what my wife wants but I am not sold yet. She wants to retire on a lake near a ski area. Other places on her list are Whitefish, Montana, a few places in Idaho as well. I am looking forward to just checking out different places — not sold on anything yet other than when I slow down on skiing I want to be in southern Florida. We have a few more years to plan and lots of places on our list to visit.
Your website has been great and full of good information I am looking forward to learning more from your website in the future years to come.Bill
Please send us your thoughts! We are counting on everyone taking just a minute or two to get things rolling. A very big Thanks!
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