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Old 07-31-2009, 01:36 PM   #21
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Umm if I were you I would run by your wife that if she wants to collect her benefits she will need to reside in Chile for the rest of her life. I can't imagine that will go down too well. Realistically if she is newly widowed do you think she will want to move to a new country away from her friends and family to collect SS benefits? I am thinking the answer is likely to be no, because I know if it was me I wouldn't be up for it.

However, if I were you, I wouldn't be making all my plans based on the assumption that you are going to pop your clogs before your young wifey. My cousin married a man 42 years older than her. She has terminal cancer and is likely to die within the next few months at 49 whilst her 91 yo husband is alive and well.
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:22 PM   #22
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Umm if I were you I would run by your wife that if she wants to collect her benefits she will need to reside in Chile for the rest of her life. I can't imagine that will go down too well. Realistically if she is newly widowed do you think she will want to move to a new country away from her friends and family to collect SS benefits? I am thinking the answer is likely to be no, because I know if it was me I wouldn't be up for it.

However, if I were you, I wouldn't be making all my plans based on the assumption that you are going to pop your clogs before your young wifey. My cousin married a man 42 years older than her. She has terminal cancer and is likely to die within the next few months at 49 whilst her 91 yo husband is alive and well.
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First off, sorry to hear of your cousins wife.
My parents are in there 90's and never had a health issue (outside of occasional skin cancer, live in Vero Beach,Fl) so I understand.

If we were to go to Chile it would be sooner rather than later and would hinge on wither the international schools are as good as Lima, exchange rates as well as politics( Bachelet is good, but i assume there are term limits)and citizenship requirements, amongst other things.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:42 PM   #23
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My parents are in there 90's and never had a health issue (outside of occasional skin cancer, live in Vero Beach,Fl) so I understand.


You do realize that is no guarantee . My late husband's family all lived into their 90's and up . He died at 59 .
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You do realize that is no guarantee . My late husband's family all lived into their 90's and up . He died at 59 .
Moemg,
Sorry for your loss as well! I am well aware of that, but I thank you for sharing.

The DW and I just got back from a walk on the beach and have decided that trading our life here, is not worth the money.

I thank you all for your inputs and hope the thread can benefit someone else in the future!

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You should definitly GO to an European country (not UK). There is much more chance that you can have a decent lifestyle if you are old and frail and need help and money too.
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