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JIMJFOX

JIMJFOX


About Me
Retired Naval Architect, born UK, emigrated New Zealand & Australia; lived in Turkey, Spain, Norway, Holland, Thailand. Thailand it is, for the foreseeable future.
NO real rules, no tax returns, nobody bothers you. Close to real freedom.

PS- AUSTRALIA missing from your list? Bit crook, Bruce!!
Where I’m From
UK
Where I Live Now
THAILAND
Areas of Contribution
England
New Zealand
Spain
Thailand

Community Q & A Questions Answered

Well... in my case I had little choice- my preferred country, Australia has become too expensive for me so I had to find somewhere that made my meager pension and savings go further. The argument that everywhere else is as costly as 'home' is fals... Read More
Worst places to retire?   Firstly, I note that many responders have replied to a different question- that of living abroad, not retiring abroad. Retirement for those relying on [usually, modest] pension funds poses a different set of issues. My 'stand... Read More

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Editor's note: Written in response to Is an Expat Living Abroad a True American?   1. In my view, being an American is more than the happy accident of how the geography of your birth bestowed upon you citizenship, or even where you physically res... Read More
This and the follow-up are untypical but may interest some who would not consider moving to the 'other side of the World'.   NEW ZEALAND I'd worked for the UK defense department for 15 years and soon after disillusionment set in... Read More
Since my last post I had to return to Australia to sort out finances and final arrangements, after 13 months in Chiang Rai.    Lesson 1- When you are fully committed to a permanent move, settle all that stuff well in advance of departure dat... Read More
He nailed it- though one need not be an economist or financial 'expert' to see the blindingly obvious.    Free market principles are unfeasible in practice. Adam Smith in the 1770's made the [then] reasonable assumption that resources were i... Read More
BANKING-- despite all their assurances that you have set up all the correct procedures and accounts, there WILL be problems. Not in your host country, but 'back home'. These will take the form of excessive fees, limitations on the maximum allowed currency, changes in t... Read More
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