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Old Apr 5th 2021, 5:00 pm
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I’m sorry to say, here is yet another ‘day dream believer’. And I’m not wealthy by any standards. But I got to thinking.....(dangerous)...my wife and I probably have £100,000 paid off our house. In 11 years, I’ll be eligible for UK state pension (think it’s £175 per week). Could I leave the cold, dark North East of England and retire somewhere warm, bright, dare I say....beautiful? It’s a big world, wrapped in a large red tape. Where overcast clouds of complexity obscure the simple dreams to wishful thinking.
And so, do I dare to dream?
yes, I do.
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Old Apr 6th 2021, 12:14 am
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I’m sorry to say, here is yet another ‘day dream believer’. And I’m not wealthy by any standards. But I got to thinking.....(dangerous)...my wife and I probably have £100,000 paid off our house. In 11 years, I’ll be eligible for UK state pension (think it’s £175 per week). Could I leave the cold, dark North East of England and retire somewhere warm, bright, dare I say....beautiful? It’s a big world, wrapped in a large red tape. Where overcast clouds of complexity obscure the simple dreams to wishful thinking.
And so, do I dare to dream?
yes, I do.
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All I can suggest is that you carry on dreaming, because the likelihood of fulfilling your dream with just a state pension and £100000, is zero. Sorry, but that’s life !
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Old Apr 6th 2021, 7:18 am
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I’m sorry to say, here is yet another ‘day dream believer’. And I’m not wealthy by any standards. But I got to thinking.....(dangerous)...my wife and I probably have £100,000 paid off our house. In 11 years, I’ll be eligible for UK state pension (think it’s £175 per week). Could I leave the cold, dark North East of England and retire somewhere warm, bright, dare I say....beautiful? It’s a big world, wrapped in a large red tape. Where overcast clouds of complexity obscure the simple dreams to wishful thinking.
And so, do I dare to dream?
yes, I do.
💛🙂
Welcome to BE,
We do ask all new members to have a quick read of the forum rules, (Pale bar at the top of the page) and if you have any forum related problems please contact one of the moderators, names in bold at the bottom of each forum page..

It will really depend on WHERE you want to move to. The USA is, almost certainly, out of the question. A year ago southern Europe would have been your best bet but Brexit has thrown a huge spanner in the works, however it's not impossible, things MAY change in the next few months. The BE Wiki, again pale bar at the top, does have a lot of information regarding what is needed to move to where, and the individual countries do have forums to help. I would look at the countries you are interested in and ask the questions there.
Good luck in your hunt.
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The UK is diverse. Perhaps start there
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All I can suggest is that you carry on dreaming, because the likelihood of fulfilling your dream with just a state pension and £100000, is zero. Sorry, but that’s life !
You obviously do not know what happiness is 🙂
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Don't give up on any of your dreams, who knows what the situation will be in 11 years, Make a list of places you think would be what you want, then take a few holidays there, and look around, not as a tourist.
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Thanks mikelincs & BEVS 💛

And this is for you dfjordan💩
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I’m sorry to say, here is yet another ‘day dream believer’. And I’m not wealthy by any standards. But I got to thinking.....(dangerous)...my wife and I probably have £100,000 paid off our house. In 11 years, I’ll be eligible for UK state pension (think it’s £175 per week). Could I leave the cold, dark North East of England and retire somewhere warm, bright, dare I say....beautiful? It’s a big world, wrapped in a large red tape. Where overcast clouds of complexity obscure the simple dreams to wishful thinking.
And so, do I dare to dream?
yes, I do.
💛🙂
At present day values you could afford to buy and live in rural Hungary (& leave a little capital over for a rainy day) - but not in luxury, by any means!

Whether your numbers & other circumstances will suffice for immigration into Hungary I have no idea.

Hard to make any judgements about how things will stand in 11 years time!

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The UK is diverse. Perhaps start there
Tricky on those numbers!
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...my wife and I probably have £100,000 paid off our house. In 11 years, I’ll be eligible for UK state pension (think it’s £175 per week).
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At present day values you could afford to buy and live in rural Hungary (& leave a little capital over for a rainy day) - but not in luxury, by any means!

Whether your numbers & other circumstances will suffice for immigration into Hungary I have no idea.

Tricky (for the UK) on those numbers!
Okay, so there's your wife's pension as well. Maybe employee pension?
Regardless of that your minimum UK income for a couple is (Pension Credit available to top to) £265.20 a week.

One bed flats are available in Margate for under £100,000. Ditto Bognor Regis so south coast is a possibility for sunshine.

Thinking outside the box...places like Panama are supposedly quite easy to retire to.


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Okay, so there's your wife's pension as well. Maybe employee pension?
Regardless of that your minimum UK income for a couple is (Pension Credit available to top to) £265.20 a week.

One bed flats are available in Margate for under £100,000. Ditto Bognor Regis so south coast is a possibility for sunshine.

Thinking outside the box...places like Panama are supposedly quite easy to retire to.
Hmmm, Hungary definitely looking even more attractive!
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Hmmm, Hungary definitely looking even more attractive!
No coast in Hungary
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No coast in Hungary
I beg to differ!


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Thank you Expatrick & BristolUK
yes, my wife would have a pension but she is 10 years younger than myself. And yes, there’s a small employee pension. (Oh, and my wife has a large employee pension)

I think my post was more a retraining of the thoughts in my mind. I’m as guilty of ‘mind-set’ as the next person. Because I always lived in Newcastle upon Tyne, I thought I’d probably die here. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Dreams can arrange their own means.

love the Hungary coastline, Lake Balaton?
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Panama? Interesting
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