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I've said this before, so I guess I'm boring, but we live quite happily in our own home on several acres in a scattered, small town, on a wooded ridge here in Vermont. No costly shoes or other clothes, no fancy cellphones, and just reasonable expenses for food and necessities. Mind you, we don't smoke, rarely drink, do not go to bars or expensive performances in theaters, and tend to live quietly. Speaking of which, we LOVE being able to enjoy the peace and quiet out here, except for occasional planes flying over or a vehicle going by on the dirt road 150 feet away

We retired at 62 (because we had to for various reasons) and have no big pensions or big IRA's. We live pretty comfortably, to be honest. We contribute to our church and to charities we KNOW are for real (mostly local ones). We think our state is aa pretty nice place to live, frankly, contrary to some of the published "lists".

A lot of life -- and retirement -- is what you make of it.


Just curious, how expensive is housing in a nice area of Vermont?

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