I’ve been a bit obsessed to say the least about writing this next chapter in my life. I traveled overseas again in June 2018, wondering if perhaps becoming an expat might be the right option for this “Travelust” soul of mine. The answer in the end was no. The experience was wonderful, with a surprise detour, driving the Camino de Santiago, which made for an exceptional outcome.
In the long run though, I decided visiting new destinations a few months abroad each year–definitely a yes. It’s a big planet out there. There is still so much to discover.
I am blessed beyond words in so many ways. I have a beautiful family, a majority which lives in one of the most wonderful places on the planet–Hawaii. I’ve made some good decisions with my real estate investments over the years. And I’ve managed to live a pretty healthy lifestyle with a lot of adventures still ahead of me.
I was recently published in Civil Beat, a Hawaii investigative news journal publication, in their community voice section, on the cost of living in Hawaii. Here is the article, which got quite a lot of commentary. “Why I left Hawaii for Texas“. Leaving the islands is not a decision that comes easily.
Here are some retirement planning links that I’ve come to trust for helping me formulate a plan for this next chapter. What are your plans for the year ahead? I welcome your feedback and other sites you might want to share too!
Property Tax Comparisons:
Kiplinger State by State Guide to Taxes on Retirees: