My rent went up $150 a month !!!

#53
I'm a bit late chiming in here, but depending on your situation and the fact that you are in business you need to keep track of how this affects your overall cash flow.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#55
Italy ranks hgih for health care. The Servizio Sanitario Nazionale does have considerations for ex-pats and retirees.
So you are Ok with not having access to US Medicare at all? The Italian system takes care of everything till you die even if you are not a citizen? On what kind of visa will you be there?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#56
What about taxes and healthcare in Italy?
One aspect of Italian life that will help you keep costs low? You don’t have to pay for health insurance. Like many Western nations, Italy has a national health service, and the World Health Organization ranks it in the top 10 for quality care. If you're coming from a country without nationalized healthcare, like the US, you won’t need to budget for hospital stays and medical treatments. Prescription drugs must, naturally, be prescribed by a doctor and are covered by the taxpayer, though you pay out of pocket for over-the-counter drugs. US and Canadian residents can apply to join the health service once they're legal residents.

Some public hospitals do have issues with overcrowding and long wait times, so there are private medical plans available. However, if you choose to live in rural areas, especially those in the south, public hospitals and doctors will probably be the only kind available.

Italy is happy to welcome retiring expats and their spending money. But to legally live in Italy as a retiree, you’ll need to be able to show that you still have an income.

Retirement income can come from many sources including:

  • Social security checks
  • A pension
  • Investment returns and dividends
  • Retirement accounts such as 401ks or Roth IRAs
  • Real estate
Even if all of your income comes from abroad, you'll still need to file an annual tax return with Italy. When they file their taxes, expats may be required to complete additional filings and be subject to specific reporting requirements. Taxation regulations vary between countries, so consult an accountant for advice on how to remain tax compliant back home and in your new country.
 
#57
So you are Ok with not having access to US Medicare at all? The Italian system takes care of everything till you die even if you are not a citizen? On what kind of visa will you be there?
What about taxes and healthcare in Italy?
One aspect of Italian life that will help you keep costs low? You don’t have to pay for health insurance. Like many Western nations, Italy has a national health service, and the World Health Organization ranks it in the top 10 for quality care. If you're coming from a country without nationalized healthcare, like the US, you won’t need to budget for hospital stays and medical treatments. Prescription drugs must, naturally, be prescribed by a doctor and are covered by the taxpayer, though you pay out of pocket for over-the-counter drugs. US and Canadian residents can apply to join the health service once they're legal residents.

Some public hospitals do have issues with overcrowding and long wait times, so there are private medical plans available. However, if you choose to live in rural areas, especially those in the south, public hospitals and doctors will probably be the only kind available.

Italy is happy to welcome retiring expats and their spending money. But to legally live in Italy as a retiree, you’ll need to be able to show that you still have an income.

Retirement income can come from many sources including:

  • Social security checks
  • A pension
  • Investment returns and dividends
  • Retirement accounts such as 401ks or Roth IRAs
  • Real estate
Even if all of your income comes from abroad, you'll still need to file an annual tax return with Italy. When they file their taxes, expats may be required to complete additional filings and be subject to specific reporting requirements. Taxation regulations vary between countries, so consult an accountant for advice on how to remain tax compliant back home and in your new country.
I have several friends lin Italy and we've talked quite a bit about this. We may be true ex-pats, or may continue on visa depending on what my wife wants to do. I can't get Medicare until 65 anyways and I can retire at 54, so that is moot.
 
#61
I suggest a PPV ComedyGold44 YouTube channel-style subscription for all his threads here. If you want to read and contribute, pay for it! Even at $1/thread from each of his avid followers he will make up for his monthly rent hike.
I want the stringertom / dgold44 cable bundle. And how much more to add the sureshs package? Or will they pay me to add a channel full of poobian musings?
 
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#64
Could I retire in Italy at age 50 with about 900,000 in the bank
I love Italy
Wonderful place! I lived there for three years but before I could appreciate a society with universal health coverage, a 43% max tax bracket while still offering a social umbrella and a strong political force left of center.

I’m sure you’ll be happy there!
 
#67
Doesn't Switzerland grant citizenship/permanent residency if you invest some amount, ($1 million?).
OP says he will have millions when he is ready to retire.
That would be an interesting situation. Prime Federer was 24 but prime dgold44 might be 50+.

I will let dgold44 discuss this but I believe he has his own business in Vegas so wouldn't surprise me if he retires very wealthy if you include the sale of his business interests.

Does Switzerland have combat sports dojos?

How would you like Switzerland @dgold44? I think public codes of behaviour and etiquette in places like Bern or Lucerne might be significantly higher than Vegas?
 
#78
I have both on iggy for derailing my threads with their grating polemics
I can't imagine talk tennis without those two.

With sureshs on ignore you have missed probably 20+ threads predicting Nadal m1000 or major victories that have gone down in flames horribly.

You have to take stringertom off ignore even if it's just for the thread titles alone. He has posted quite a bit of interesting commentary about the Miami Open this week, too.
 
#88
dgold- I talked to your landlord... she said the problem is that your apartment smells like old, dead shrimp (???), and that she is getting too many complaints from your neighbors about you hanging your wrestling tights/gi in the window to air dry. It creeps them out a little.

The neighbors said it looks like a little old man hanging in the window.... but I informed the landlady that it is NOT a wrestling outfit.... it is just dgold STANDING and looking out the window monitoring the dregs of the city WEARING his wrestling gi ready for action. Your landlady thought that was funny. She must've thought it was really funny because she was laughing way too hard about it and said something I didn't understand. Sounded Russian.
 
#90
dgold- I talked to your landlord... she said the problem is that your apartment smells like old, dead shrimp (???), and that she is getting too many complaints from your neighbors about you hanging your wrestling tights/gi in the window to air dry. It creeps them out a little.

The neighbors said it looks like a little old man hanging in the window.... but I informed the landlady that it is NOT a wrestling outfit.... it is just dgold STANDING and looking out the window monitoring the dregs of the city WEARING his wrestling gi ready for action. Your landlady thought that was funny. She must've thought it was really funny because she was laughing way too hard about it and said something I didn't understand. Sounded Russian.
Ha
I have to use the washing me a lot !!!
I smell like dead carcass sweat all day from others
 
#94
I live in one of the best apartment complexes in Vegas
There is nobody on my walls but $150 jump a month is a joke .

I hate to move again but most of the other complexes are just going to be loud neighbors blasting their music all day

What a tiny quandary but I will stay
. I only think I will be here another 4 yrs

I heard Uruguay is nice ???

Vegas will be expensive as the wealth is moving into 2 areas and the subhuman filth is packed into rest of city
How much exactly are you paying by month? I guarantee you Vegas is a joke (as in cheap) compared to a place like SF.
 
#97
I will be paying 1,550 for 2 bedroom I share with my invisible man and my other 2 silent friends (smith and Wesson )
LOL. You can't even rent a 1 bedroom for that type of money in a reputable place in SF, or even in the surrounding Bay Area. You need to go back in time about 20 years to pay that money for a 2 bedroom in the surrounding area, but not in SF. Count your blessings.
 
#99
LOL. You can't even rent a 1 bedroom for that type of money in a reputable place in SF, or even in the surrounding Bay Area. You need to go back in time about 20 years to pay that money for a 2 bedroom in the surrounding area, but not in SF. Count your blessings.
I live in the best complex in Vegas for normal folks
It’s a condo and no neighbors next to me
 
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