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  • ladytraveler
    Posted: Nov 30, 2010 01:50 PM
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    Springfield, MA
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    I'm 63 and will be retireing in a few years. My husband has passed and I have one child left, age 12. The last few years have been a real struggle. My house is like an albatross around my neck, I can't wait to sell it and move out of cold New England. I dearly wish to move to Savannah, Ga., rent a small 2 bedroom house, raise my dogs and last child and just take it easy. As a foster parent over the last 30+ years with over 300 children going thru my home, sometimes 6 at a time, I am tired.

    Is this a realistic idea? My husband left me with nothing but the house that was remortgaged. I'm not sure I can get more than I owe on the house. It's a beautiful 8 room colonial, 1930 est., (do people trade houses anymore) My husbands idea of financial planning was the house, so I'm left with straight Social Security and what ever partime job I can get, a small adoption stipend for my daughter and thats about it, no, I raise AKC West Highland White Terriers. 2 litters per year bring in about $5000.

    Does anyone have any ideas for me? I'm not afraid of work, but I did have a heart attack 2 years ago, so, no jumping out of airplanes.

    I am grateful to any suggestions and ideas,



  • #1
    Posted: Jun 13, 2012 07:09 PM
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    Las Vegas, NV
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    If you Google Savannah, Ga, City-Data has some insight on living there. It seems there is a high crime rate.

    Is this the only area you're interested in?

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