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Subject:  Re: Newbie to this Retirement Board Date:  2/5/2018  9:06 AM
Author:  Howie52 Number:  1819 of 1906

"What I like and what I can afford aren't exactly the same thing. I'm smart enough to know I got to be realistic and live within my means.



you say that as if you didn't enjoy Tennessee - and the area is quite the
I first had lobster with my wife on our honeymoon in Florida back in 1977.
Since then I may have had it 3 or 4 times. Can be tasty - and can be terrible.
I was raised in Maryland and have a preference for blue crab - which is
pricey anymore. When I visit Maryland I try to have crab cakes or steamed crabs
if they are in season.
I think people going into retirement need to know their "means" and live within them.
But that does not generally mean they can't enjoy themselves - and that would include
living in a city if they so chose. Priorities need to be selected - and the cost of
living in a city of the size of Knoxville say is much more affordable than others.

DW and I have talked about moving - but increasingly I am considering what needs to
be done to our house to allow an easier living as we age. We have budgeted enough to
widen many doors and put a ramp in place should we need to do so.
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