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Forum: Canada
Jul 7th 2019, 3:20 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 9,531
Posted By not2old

Re: Major life advice needed from wise people

I'm considered old & not too wise, just basic street smart.

have you been to Canada previously?

do you have enough money to carry you - for how long in Canada without a job, do you know the...
Jan 14th 2019, 3:23 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By not2old

Re: Satisfying Those British Snack Cravings

the only thing that I crave year round even in summer are those mini single pod 2/pg Christmas pudding (microwave version) that you can only get in a UK supermarket.

if & when I'm over I buy at...
Jan 14th 2019, 3:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By not2old

Re: Uk Passport renewal

Siouxie & others, thanks for the shared information & details in this thread, especially the digital photo which is another $20 saving as well as ​​​​​​'Bristol' approach of the low cost Canada post...
Sep 10th 2018, 3:23 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,478
Posted By not2old

Re: VPN - BBC

keep away from hoxx

agree with posters above, I would take a look at expressvpn, however if you go with TVMucho, do let us know how it is?

we have Amazon firestick with kodi loaded in
Mar 27th 2018, 9:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By not2old

Re: UK Dual Citizens with no plastic ID card resident over 40yrs

can you breakdown the cost of the $525?

and why it took 16 months?

from the Canadian govt website application for Citizenship certificate (new, lost, replacement) it states $75 per applicant,...
Mar 27th 2018, 8:49 am
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

there are minimum income guarantees for seniors in Canada, province by province

examples for two

BC
...
Forum: Canada
Mar 26th 2018, 5:21 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,765
Posted By not2old

re: Did your children manage the transition okay?

Bristol at post 11

I must have missed something in that translation of 'culture shock', thanks for mentioning the smallest of details. Just a few more things for the OP to be not so seriously be...
Forum: Canada
Mar 26th 2018, 3:41 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,765
Posted By not2old

re: Did your children manage the transition okay?

^that

Why is the OP trying to figure out culture shock for the children, many whom just adapt at the drop of a hat- new adventures, new friends - they'll have Canuck accents inside of 12 months
...
Mar 25th 2018, 12:06 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By not2old

Re: UK Dual Citizens with no plastic ID card resident over 40yrs

OP, by no means am I stiring the pot, simply trying to understand what you first posted 'for information purposes only' for the uninformed.

wanted to let folks on BE know that spring 2017 I...
Mar 24th 2018, 11:01 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 19,116
Posted By not2old

Re: Things that make you feel old

do the female population have hair growing in their nose as well as in their ears?
Mar 24th 2018, 10:56 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

one reason why many left 'back home' for the blue sky in the winter, proper central heating, cheaper gas, laid back lifestyle in wide open spaces.

some folks can whinge about 'what is all that it...
Mar 24th 2018, 6:23 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

on any investing/investments always do your homework, after all 'it's your money to lose'

FWIW, not to be taken as financial advice

GIC,HISA, stocks & shares, index funds, mutual funds, Bonds,...
Mar 24th 2018, 6:04 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

for the most part maybe & maybe not, especially in real estate rental income property where you'd be lucky to get a gross 'cap rate' of ~6%, then there are the costs of doing business... property...
Mar 24th 2018, 5:59 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By not2old

Re: UK Dual Citizens with no plastic ID card resident over 40yrs

OK,I could go along with most of that but wont & I'll tell you why

once you have held/had a Canadian passport the passport office can find you with or without a Canadian citizenship document or...
Mar 24th 2018, 5:41 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

found you a few of properties, depending on your budget between $70,000 to $700,000

MLS® Number: 1092620
...
Mar 24th 2018, 2:11 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 3,198
Posted By not2old

Re: British & European citizens post Brexit

Gemalto likely ending up sub-contracting it to De La Rue (UK), Gemalto creaming 15% off the top as the middle guy - so everyone is a winner
Mar 23rd 2018, 11:14 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By not2old

Re: UK Dual Citizens with no plastic ID card resident over 40yrs

OP, I'm confused also

why would you need a new citizenship document in the first place, especially if you already had a Canadian passport?

my small wallet size citizenship thingy (not the large...
Mar 23rd 2018, 11:09 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

there is a guy I met in Uxbridge that does the 6/6 mths Ontario - florida - ontario

Trailer park in both places
Mar 23rd 2018, 10:36 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

funny as it is when folks mention dumps, population & density

Ajax Ontario 109,000 peeps

Cornwall Ontario ~60,000

Trenton Ontario 22,000

Blackpool UK 142,000
Mar 23rd 2018, 9:27 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 19,116
Posted By not2old

Re: Things that make you feel old

70 isn't old, well at least too me

I feel young young compared to my 98 year old about to turn 99 FIL who continues to tell me 'you are young & don't know what its like to feel old'

The day he...
Mar 23rd 2018, 8:06 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

so its Cornwall eh!

1. experience as a slumlord is a +1

other ...

2. Picton could be a good choice if you were to do either B&B or AirBnb

3. what about a look at Kingston or Trenton?
Mar 23rd 2018, 3:06 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

FWIW

unless you have the knowledge, experience or the gut to do this especially in your 50's,then DONT

Bristol has experience at being a landlord, so have I.

Even with all the time on your...
Mar 22nd 2018, 10:28 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 6,120
Posted By not2old

Re: Sort of retirement plan

OP don't do it just for monetary purposes

consider healthcare, safety & access

plan D

stay in Ajax
Mar 16th 2018, 2:23 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 5,193
Posted By not2old

Re: What's your luxury?

I would charter a 747 for my wife & I (just the two of us on the plane) to fly to the UK & back

with a weeks stay at the The Lanesborough hotel in London
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