Monday, June 18, 2012
Empty nest--what is that?
My birdie isn’t going anyplace.
But some people’s children do take off, I guess. Ellen James Martin writes about this in the Arizona Republic, June 17, 2012.
Her authority is Eric Tyson, author of Personal Finance for Dummies.
First—he says and I agree—it’s hard to pick up and transplant yourself someplace else.
I know—I moved to Chandler AZ 17 yrs ago—and this is not my place in the sun. But here I am. I miss DC every day of my life.
Also it is tough here to sell a house—most of us owe more than we could get.
But this article said weigh the pros and cons.
Remake the kids’ rooms into man caves or sewing rooms.
Or—maybe—a smaller house would be better—put the kids in a hotel if they come and save on utilities.
Everyone dreams of living cheaper—but locales don’t vary all that much. I watch House Hunters International—decent houses in rundown countries are way over $300,000.
So., take your time. Be sure. Maybe the kids don’t want to come to Mexico all the time.