A pretty realistic article about Thailand retirement cost

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Re: A pretty realistic article about Thailand retirement cost

Post by AsAw » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:46 am

... and remember that if seeking companionship--- rent, don't buy.
Ha! Truer words were never spoken. My enduring philosophy. Keeps life MUCH simpler.

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Re: A pretty realistic article about Thailand retirement cost

Post by 404cameljockey » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:39 am

Two words of advice: medical insurance. At lease for inpatient/serious illnesses or accident (you know about the roads here, right? I stay on four wheels, safer). If an estimate doesn't include that it's not realistic IMO. Some people seem to get by on a prayer that they don't get a hospital bill for a two or three million Baht one day. It's a choice.

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Re: A pretty realistic article about Thailand retirement cost

Post by brianks » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:05 am

Oh yes and as one mentioned you always have to figure on U.S. Taxes will take a big bite out of your income and investments annually. Because of some unexpected capital gains in my investments my U.S. Tax bill was over $8,000 this past year. You got to love paying taxes when you get little or no benefit from them when living in Thailand.

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