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Old 03-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #41
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Thank you for the kind thoughts.

My aversion to buying is not so much fear of the problems in other countries as with hassles of property ownership. (I have never even owned property in my home country, the United States.) I realize there are also benefits (both personal and financial) to home ownership; but, it just never was worth it to me.

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Old 03-31-2009, 12:34 PM   #42
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DW and I retired last July and now live in Peru. Once we got set up in an apartment, it costs us about US$1300 to live rather nicely. US friends of ours have a condo by the beach in the nicest part of Lima, so I assume that their expenses are higher. The good part for us is that during this $$ crisis in the US, we haven't had to draw from our investments, but live strickly on SS and pension. The bad part is that we are far from family, friends, and conveniences of the US. We'll return to Utah next year, with the hope that the stock market as rebounded by then.

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