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TheSir2You replied to the thread I don't mean to post political questions on the Ukraine forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
I just ask"What are people doing to bring in money, when the country is broke ?" I saw "advisory, and some EUAM listings." WHO and and WHAT is anyone advising ! A bartender can advise.
TheSir2You replied 1 hour ago with:
I am getting SS checks, sent to the embassy. Can't cash for days, but get the checks now. Have one, two waiting at embassy.
TheSir2You replied 1 hour ago with:
Oh, by the way. I have not had any money for months now, and if I had it to do over, I would have a rental po box, and a phone line, and not tell anyone I am going. Just come. None of their business anyways. Businesses like banks, not friends.
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maxic replied to the thread Living in Kiev on the Ukraine forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
I have not posted here for some time, and things have changed "quite a bit" in Ukraine. Things "do not" seem to be so rosy with the hryna around 25 to the dollar. WHY it is this way I do not know! The U.S. warlords give orders to the E.U. and Kiev, and it is shameful to be an American. Common people suffer.
maxic replied most recently with:
You don't write the truth about Ukraine. You are into miss-information. If you actually believed your own crap you would not want to go to Ukraine. You seem to be a Russian troll.
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
I looked up TROLL, I don't mean to be, but MAYBE I AM. YAHOO is a TROLL against Russia, and now they will start with CHINA if one reads their troll strories everyday. My problems are not working and eating too much during the winter.China is getting too strong and they have more submarines etc. This is to breed fear like in Europe to sell military, the U.S. is the world's largest weapon seller.
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adminee initially posted:
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MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
Sorry to hear your situation brother. So many people have the Hollywood and promised land view, the Polish that are here have "seen the light" as we natives know! Any time I type in "happiest countries" the U.S. is always down the list
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
Sorry to hear your situation brother. So many people have the Hollywood and promised land view, the Polish that are here have "seen the light" as we natives know! Any time I type in "happiest countries" the U.S. is always down the list
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hsvgto replied to the thread 2015 best places to move to; Mar. 16 on the Ukraine forum:
MichaelTryn initially posted:
number 5. Netherlands number 4. Iceland number 3. Australia number 2. Norway number 1. Switz. U.S. number 19 I believe for the winter though, rent a flat in Canary Islands, or Malta...
hsvgto replied most recently with:
you sound like you've reached your limit...better get use to sharing dude. if Australia's one of the top three places to move to then there's a hell of a lot of mismanaging going on out there. Odessa looks better and better all the time
MichaelTryn replied most recently with:
I have never been to Kherson, Nikolaev, or Odessa but I've seen online Odessa has architecture,and I will look @ Odessa now, and one can rent a horse & carriage, like Charleston. I've always wanted to go to Charleston. The places on the list,esp. Iceland, DO NOT have the lower forms of life, THAT is why they are listed high! Anyone," type in Iceland, you will not get 3rd world types, or Bangledesh types, "I believe in standards!" I saw nice looking people in Scandanavian brocures also; and Australia was no. 3, who doesn't like a kaola, or kangaroo?
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I could not get the answer on the s.s. site, but found this in "Kiplinger" Yes, slightly. Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7% cost-of-living increase in 2015, boosting the average monthly benefit for retired workers from $1,306 to $1,328. The maximum Social Security benefit for a worker retiring image: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png at full retirement age is increasing from $2,642 per month in 2014 to $2,663 per month in 2015. Full retirement age is 66 if you were born from 1943 to 1954 and gradually rises to 67 if you were born after that Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T051-C001-S003-a-boost-in-social-security-benefits.html#2Xe1dWReDV46GUDo.99
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MichaelTryn posted About Ukraine, on the Ukraine forum:
Things will work out when they "get rid of the bandera groups." The people must "stand up like a man!" Greece is doing it now, and Spain, Catalonia, and possibly Italy will be next! The U.S. slapped down the Euro, starting with Russia, knocking them down, but won't be able to dictate down to China ! Doesn't matter to me,
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MichaelTryn posted Whadya say Bill ! on the Ukraine forum:
Yahoo, which is a propaganda poster for the U.S.posted "Crimea voted OUT of Ukraine." They don't have any bandera Nazi's! With these smart phones nowadays, it is hard to cover up things!With the s.s.,"YOU ARE CORRECT"; the max amt. is something like $3200, or something. My figure is by adding my Chicago Pension with the s.s..As long as one lives within one's means, "we can make it on s.s. money, I'm not gung ho retireing in Viet Nam, or Panama.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Mogliv-Podilskyi, Ukraine
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Rent with an official rental agreement. It costs twice as much, but if you try the way they do, the first month is low, but you will then be asked for a LOT more, and if you don't pay, they promptly kick you out. Even if you have been there less than 24 hours, there is not a thing you can do. Well, maybe cry.

Laws here are lax. You can do things that will amaze you. Even carry a concealed gun, no permit. If you are here over three months, you become an illegal alien. If you leave, you will not be allowed back. If you stay, they cannot afford to kick you out, so they will only fine you $100 upon your eventual departure. I cannot even go across the river to Moldova for lunch! Until I marry. If.

If you marry a Ukrainian, you can stay here legally, and not become a UE citizen. I personally will get a UE lawyer to handle the papers. Like everything else here, it costs a lot less than the US. My very low SS Disability income is four times the national average income here. I can not afford to live in California anymore, but I can, here. At least, theoretically. They still are not paying me! (Continue)

NA67 replied most recently with:
Good gereral information !!!! I to am looking to possibly retire in Ukraine, my wife is from Odessa. We are just hoping the situation gets betterbefore I retie from my work.
psuper81 replied recently with:
Hi, I would like more info on posssibly living there and I.E. Renting..I have traveled alot and know to make it do as the locals do :0....I want to come this summer...any help is appreciated' Kelly
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Retirement in Kharkov, Ukraine
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What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?
Have developed a wonderful loving relationship with a fine woman. My health has improved eating fresh home cooked food rather than processed prepared meals, or over salted and processed restaurant meals. I have quit taking blood pressure and cholesterol meds. Walking daily, as exercise and have no car here. (Continue)
psuper81 replied most recently with:
This report describes me-and I would appreciate any help-I love adventure have a small pension and am tired of trying to date American women who never seem happy- I lived in Kazakhstan once for 3 months and loved it- I am trying to find my way doing my budget thing on my small va pension to come to Ukraine and get started-any help with lodging and learning the way-would be appreciated- I love the warm climates-but the culture there-Hw do you manage with the cold? Kelly
psuper81 replied recently with:
I lived in Kazahkstan for 3 months and went to Russia, I would like very much to go to Ukraine and have an English club.....I have been around the world-I would appreciate any help from an expat like yourself helping me to get set up and to come visit next summer-looking for a place to retire :)
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