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Think Twice Before Moving in Retirement

deciding where to live in retirement

Many of us dream of moving to a new and exciting location after retirement. Whether the desire to move comes from wanting to be closer to family, the hope for a slower or faster pace of life, or to enjoy nicer weather, there are a number of reasons why people pull up stakes to explore somewhere new. Sometimes, though, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Make sure to do your homework and think twice before moving in retirement. A few weeks ago, I ran into one of Jim’s former work colleagues who retired a couple of years ago. We knew she and her husband had moved to Fort Collins, CO, so I was a bit surprised to see her. After some small talk, she told me the whole story about wanting to leave small town life for a bigger city with the added benefit of being closer to their children. In reality, she and her husband hated the city. There was too much traffic. They didn’t know anyone, and their children were so busy that visits had to be scheduled several weeks in advance. They ended up moving back to our hometown. It wouldn’t have been ...

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