posted on Dec, 24 2013 @ 08:29 AM
Overseas grade A insurance for our 2013 truck and 2013 car we pay $324 a year for each policy with no deductible. In the states I pay $546.97 every
six months for a 2012 Jeep with $500 deductible; no accidents or tickets with a credit score of ?830? last time I heard. Been with the same insurance
company for over 45 years.
I have finally sold my house in the states and will be closing in February then moving overseas permanently.. No property or death tax around here so
if you own property it is yours and when you die the kids or relatives get what you leave them. Just a poor third world country that hasn't figured
out how to milk everyone out of a pay check yet.. Mostly a cash society anyway with VAT tax system. The government waved the tax for car buyers this
year which would have increased the price of the autos by about $6000 for both... Was a good time to buy for us.
Not an option for everyone to pack up and move.... trust me I count my blessings almost everyday !
I would certainly hate to be poor for there are no safety nets other than family for most, but for me and the wife after considering all the
considerations we are gonna move; as I write this I am at the farm overseas now; played golf today $9 got a great massage afterwards $9 went shopping
for toys for some kids, $28 and had a great home cooked meal with charcoal cooked chicken, fries, salad, Bread and some cookies $2 ! The electric bill
during the summer with both air conditioners running has never been over $60 and is usually around $55. I am not a tight wad but I really hate wasting
money on things unless I enjoy the smiles on some kids faces or feel good (or tired) afterwards. No one likes to get ripped off.. Less rip off around
Not for everyone I assure you, nothing is perfect and this ain't America but I like the people ... So we will try this for a while and see what turns
I grew up in the states and went off to a great patriotic war, survived, worked and made a decent living doing what I loved to do. I would never have
thought I would move overseas but the 6 months in the states and airplane ride of 22 hours and 33 hour travel time was really getting old when we came
or left the farm overseas....visit was always the plan, but make a permanent move (?) , well here we are and so far no regrets, we will just have to
see how it goes.. Either way wish us luck ! My retirement fund will stay with my broker in the states (35% tax penalty if I pull it all at once) and
the funds from selling of the house will be sent to the bank overseas. Hopefully if something dreadful happens to the dollar we will not starve and
can still live out our lives in relative comfort.... May have to cut back on golf which I play every day to only a few times a week... sacrifice
sucks! There are many X-pats overseas from all over the world. Some moved because their retirement was kinda lean in their home country or others
moved because the did not like the direction of their home society and government... All seem to have a bit of adventurer in their spirit.... but it
takes all kinds with many different reasons to make a move like this.