Monday, August 15, 2016

Dreaming of Retirement

While I love my job, I sometimes find myself sitting around and thinking of retirement. This usually happens most  after I've returned from a vacation. I think about where we will live, what we will do and how we will fill our days instead of going to work. 

1. Texas

Texas has two major points in its favor when it comes to money. Texans don't have to pay personal income tax. That's a big savings! The other of your a Veteran you don't have to pay as much property tax and in some cases none! Thanks to my husbands service we would pay less. 

2. San Diego, California.

I recently went to San Diego for work and then back again for Comic Con and I loved it! My husband was equally impressed with it. The weather is amazing all year long, the traffic is nothing like bigger cities such as Los Angeles and things were overly expensive (OK fine the houses might be a little high for the square footage). We already live in California so the move wouldn't be a huge journey to another state. We wouldn't have to change our tags, etc so the headache would be a little smaller.

3. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

I love it there. I've always loved it there. When I took my husband there in June he loved it too. I grew up going there and taking trips with my mom so of course it holds tons of sentimental value. There is always something to do, somewhere to go eat and some place to shop. My favorite stores such as A Christmas Place is there so I'm pretty for sure I would go completely nuts over the holidays. What little sanity I have left would escape because I would get a part time job there to feed my Christmas addiction.

4. Hawaii.

We would unclutter and not take all of our junk. We would be living the island life. The beaches, the sun, the tropics. The only draw backs tourists non stop, sunburns, not being super close to amazing medicine (I feel like here I can be airlifted anywhere). Plus I've done some digging and it's extremely pricey to retire to Hawaii. The tax breaks aren't as great as other states but hey... in the end it's Hawaii.

5. Sacramento, California.

We could stay put where we are. We already have a home and hopefully by then it will be paid off. We always talk about getting one of those really small drivable RVs and driving around the country to see things. We have a few decades to figure it out but hey... it's fun to think about and you never know we could win the lottery and make it happen sooner rather than later.


Brittany F said...

I always dream about the places my husband and I might live once we don't have children in the house - which will be awhile since our youngest just turned one! I would love to move somewhere in Europe.

The Flynnigans said...

Texas has no personal income tax? What!!! That's crazy. Neither does Dubai but I don't think I'd want to live there.
Have a great Monday hun

Rachel said...

My husband usually says if we move back to the USA we'll move to Texas, due to the lack of income tax, and he has relatives there. I'm not so sure I want to live in a place quite that hot! :P I have really never thought about retirement...granted, I'm 25, so I'm not planning on it for a good long time.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yeah, who doesn't dream about retirement. :) I want to be close to family and friends. My in-laws did the opposite and it's been hard on them. They do have an RV and travel a lot though. :) Either way, I want to retire happily...and healthy...and wealthy! LOL

Anonymous said...

They all sound great, but ah, gotta love Hawaii.

Unknown said...

I group up in Tennessee, and the mountains are absolutely wonderful! I'll though super cold! :)