TRAVELING THE WORLD ON SOCIAL SECURITY!
The big secret is that boomers are already chucking everything and taking off for parts unknown. The trouble is, that their voices haven’t been heard yet. Every now and then, I see a little article about….usually a couple…..who have sold everything and are now sailing, hiking, RVing, ex-patting….etc., somewhere else in the world. Usually, they retired early, maybe in their fifties, and have never looked back. Because it’s still ahead for them, they can’t, categorically state that it’s possible to do this only on their social security check, like I can, but it still seems like awfully good news that this sort of life might await you when you get your gold watch.
Tell you what! Let’s make this blogsite a forum for your stories! Are you already out there, doing this, in some form or another? Write in and tell us about it! Link up to this site! To be true to our Theme, you need to be traveling or living away from home, somehow, on a retirement budget….but, that can even be a big stash, if that’s all you’ve got. Or, are you planning something audacious along this line, once they cut you loose? Let’s hear from The Boomers themselves, on this subject!
Do you know that I’ve never heard anyone (till me) speak directly to this famous entity, known as the Baby Boomers? I’ve only heard things spoken about them. Plus, I’ve never heard the voice of The Boomers, either. Well, we can change all that. Let’s hear from you!
Disclaimer #1: I’m not a Baby Boomer! I’m too old. At 70.5, I was born eight years before the youngest of them. But, that’s the whole point. I’ve been drawing Social Security for five years now, going out there way more than once and testing this theory, again and again, in the quirky places of the world…..and I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Easily! And, I’m going to go around again at age seventy-one to prove it another time……and then, God-willing and the creek don’t rise…….again at 73, 75, ……ad infinitum!
Disclaimer #2: I do get a pretty fat Social Security check because it’s my deceased ex-husband’s, and he was a doctor. So, maybe it’s stretching it a little bit to claim that everyone can do this on their SS, but it’s an absolutely true statement for me, and a pretty good gimmick, don’t you think? But, others who really want to live this way might have stocks, houses, cars to sell; and I don’t. So, it comes out even in the end.
I plan to still be traveling around the world way into my eighties! So can you!