This is a re-post of a Diary from late last night, EDT, for those geezers that may have missed it. It essentially entertains the idea of forming co-ops or "communes" for Kossacks entering geezerdom on the income from Social Security, or maybe better titled, "How We All Made it to 85 on $850 a Month." Without further adieu...
Like Keith, I've been googling countries to live in once the S.S. checks begin to kick in becuz we know it won't be nearly enough to live on here in the U.S. of A.
He mentioned a few I've been looking at... here's his Diary I reference... Peru, Ecuador, and I'm leaning toward Belize (although one in the comments mentioned Belize ain't as cheap to live as the google gods suggest), so...
So, then jbou in the comments mentioned the possibility of "Social Security Communes" and some other Kossacks chimed in on the subject.
For myself and many seniors staring Geezerdom in the face living only on S.S. checks (and maybe a part time job), living "traditionally" (alone) here in the U.S. is not an option. S.S. barely pays the rent and maybe 2, 3 weeks of groceries. The problem is that leaves a week or more without food or without a roof. Geezerdom on S.S. simply is not an sustainable option. Unless, that is, we opt for jbou's "Social Security Communes."
Which is a damn fine idea unless you prefer living under a rock. (I've looked at that, too).
I would revise the idea some and form an LLC (or some other legal entity) to form an "investment group" for the purpose of purchasing our own apartment building (but that's mere details). jbou's idea is sound. Well, sound if there's enough interest.
So, this post is to check interest. And, i know most orange geezers have popped a ZzzQuil or two and already dreaming about the KochBros forcing them out of their homes, but I pretty much live on Left Kos Time (even though I live on the east coast), so...
So, if you're an orange geezer interested in "alternative" group living as an option to, say, Costa Rica, join this Group and we can figure out how to negotiate the next 25, 30 years on S.S. checks.
I hope many orange geezers on here are interested in joining us.