To the OP,
I may as well continue to ruffle feathers.
Coming from Ontario, I strongly suggest that you follow the south shore
of the St Lawrence river all the way around the Gaspe Penninsula.
Cross the river at the new Montreal bypass,
then just follow the river east.
Scenery seldom seen anywhere else,
much superior to the
highly overrated Cabot trail.
Doing so will bring you down almost to the Confederation bridge
leading to PEI.
There is absolutly no need to travel on unpaved roads.
We have leased a waterfront lot in Florida
for almost ten years.
As Canadians, we do not want to leave our kids with
the burden of trying to sell.
In most cases, "ownership" is nothing more than a long term lease.
The park still retains ownership if push comes to shove!
I have never heard such moaning and groaning.
Lucky thing that some of you who have to endure
driving seventy miles per hour in an air-conditioned coach
did not have to spend months riding in a wagon, or walking
which was the norm, not very long ago!
Well Friday morning I glanced out my window..... Then grabbed my camera.
It is now the wallpaper on this computer.... So I get to look at it often.
Are you sure that the pic, great, by the way,
is not upside down?
To each his own.
I love Florida, we avoid the cities,
winter in a small inland town.
Once got suckered into visiting
the Texas gulf coast in Feb,
what a mistake,
cold, windy, barren.
That was early eighties
gone to Florida each winter ever since!,
Save fifty thousand a year for twenty years,
you have a million bucks.
This is awesome!!!! In our little town the majority of the workforce works for under $10.00 hour. Take that times 2 if the wife is working and show me how to put 50K a year in an investment or a savings.
Don't miss understand me there is some big money in our town but most of the work force is very low hour wages.
Of course some get good overtime but uncle gets most of that.. Still going to be hard to put 50K away in this area.
Yes, it is hard.
That is why not many people can do it.
I love Florida!
We have visited for varying lengths of time every winter
The first trip to Florida was in 1972, we were only able to visit sporadically
Were down for six weeks this fall, home for Christmas,
will leave Dec twenty eighth to go back until spring.
Can hardly wait!
I wish that every RV carrying a gun would affix
a NRA emblem to their door.
That way, if one is parked near you,
you would have a heads up!
Why spoil the surprise for the Perp.?
I have rvd from Key West to Fairbanks, from Maine to California.
From Nova Scotia to British Columbia,
Never once, in these many years and miles,
have I seen a Perp.
Perhaps the Perp is a mythical creature. much like the Tooth Fairy and Sasquatch!
- 25 today. Just came in from cleaning snowdrifts off my eaves trough. Last three days....shoveling, using the snow blower, scraping hard, frozen chunks of ice. We had a snow storm...Tuesday night, Wednesday. Not unusual.
It is said that Inuit (Eskimos) have 100 different words for types of snow.
All I know is that I have many types of snow clearing equipment. Shovels...a large high sided metal pusher, a one handled smaller metal pusher....both with sharp ice blades.
A large ice scraper, a grain shovel (easier to break into snow furrows left by motor grader plows, a spade, a small plastic pusher.
Also a 24 inch, dual stage, locking axle snow blower.
Our deep freeze....and I mean deep freeze...lasts here from the end of October to the beginning of April.
That is the reason that they invented Florida!
I don't know how the younger generation is going to be able to retire either...
they put down their $500 smart phones, 2 year contracts, 4G internet service, $5 cups of Starbucks coffee, new car every 2 or 3 years, quit buying 60" TV's, $500 Playstations/XBoxes, $60 games for those players, big boats, motorcycles, hot tubs, the list goes on and on and on.
While the next genration may not be able to 'afford' to retire on that sort of lifestyle, or even find a way to save a dime even, they sure are having the time of their lives going to he11 in a hand basket.
I agree one hundred percent.
I'm retired. I and others I know earned retirement by saving 25% or more of their income starting with their first ever paycheck and investing it. By not buying more house than was needed. By living with a philosophy that you can afford anything, you just can't afford EVERYTHING. I had a boat, a motorcycle and a hot tub. I just didn't have all of them at one time and still be able to save for my retirement.
I also learned how to invest and make my money work for me. How many kids these days are willing to put down the remote for a few evenings and read a good investment strategy book, or sign up for a weekend investment seminar instead of just pissing and moaning how they will never have the chance to retire?
I'm often told how lucky I am to retire. If hard work (60+hours a week for over 30 years), self sacrifice, living below my means and learning what the rich guys know about investing is lucky, then yes I am.
BTW, LBYM (look it up) and look up how to retire on the web instead of watching all those cat videos on Youtube!! Here's a start;
I just want to add;
putting all your eggs in one basket is a recipe for disaster. Counting solely on a pension is doing just that. Any plan should be a three legged stool. Mine has 5 legs! My pension, 401k, 457, IRA and Social Security. My investments include stocks, bonds, international and savings and cash/gold that isn't in a bank that can fail.
A family with an income of $60,000 a year, saving 25% a month, earning 6.25% will have over $1.3M in 30 years.