I am trying to cause trouble today; I want to provoke you to think. I am conspiring to start a conspiracy theory.
Hook up sincere people who wish to relocate (the great majority wish to retire, relocate or invest abroad, not travel teh world as a perpetual tourist,) with good, honest persons who have made the transition, I have been a mentor for newbies, until they were able to get on their feet and and walk the walk, such as developing common sense, good intuition and learning the local language, if not English, the great majority of those now residing in USA will never relocate, many do not desire to, period.
Andy, forgot my password and had to do this again. I miss you Hobo on the ground in Africa but very happy to see you in the west indies again. I have never been to DR and I am enjoying your view. Thanks, John
I am trying to say, just stop having consumer debt and you will realize freedom, it is simple.
Working the system is kind of a full-time job for some people who don't work. There are free heating oil programs, section 8 housing, food stamps, food banks and kitchens, unemployment, paid job training, medicaid, 911 service, libraries for Internet access, and the list goes on. I prefer the Japanese/Asian philosophy--"Don't work. Don't eat.
Only the most desperately poor w/o families qualify. The winner of our local." Why it is Great to be an American,"cited Medicaid, foodstamps, WIC, free schools, as a great reason to want to be an American. Both parents immigrants. Go figure. That is why it is important to find a place where you don't pay for these goodies to these parasites. Unfortunately, people in mid-American are paying for these entitlements. America proper "the 50 states" can not prosper with this kind of aim from many immigrants.
BTW I know people who live on the beaches and tropical mountains of the U.S. for dollars a day. They live in more or less safe tents or tent cities w/neighbors who watch each other's back. In FL, HI, PR...et.c. lots of folks are living very basic lives, many with high levels of happiness and satisfaction. Quite a few surf, and shower/groom at the beach's public facilities. They might work a few hours a day "under the table." Or have regular jobs, and just bank it. There used to be a nurse I was friends with who made $4000/mo. 20-25 years ago living in a tent on a mountainside overlooking Honolulu. Living 8 months/year high on the hog in Thailand.
Squatting in London, Amsterdam, SF...et.al saves thousands of dollars a month for people to tour with. This doesnt work well for people who have alot of stuff, but it is amazing how many people live out of their storage lockers in HI because rents are so expensive, and people find substitutes in the market place for goods others deem essential.
You don't know what you can do, until you live it!