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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retirement Planning by Jeffrey J. Wuorio

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Chapter 24
Alternate Living
In This Chapter
• Staying put
• Senior co-ops, cohousing, and shared housing
• The ECHO alternative
• How to choose an affordable place to live
• Living outside the U.S.
 
In Chapter 19, we discussed the range of retirement communities. Here, we’ll take the topic a few steps further and examine some other housing options for retirees, covering various sorts of living arrangements as well as locations.
Sure, you can opt for an old tried-and-true housing arrangement and be as happy as a clam. But, if your needs are different—or your taste runs to something a bit more unusual—there is an ample array of options from which to choose.

Staying Where You Are—With a Difference

In the past, as someone aged and living on one’s ...

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