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Episode 872 - Listener Questions

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, & Len Testa


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Authored by: frandog on Tuesday, May 03 2011 @ 10:57 PM CDT
Don't quote me on this but I believe that tours, like dining, can only be booked starting 180 days out.
Living at the World - or The DVC Retirement Plan
Authored by: ErwinM on Thursday, May 05 2011 @ 04:58 PM CDT
For a while, we were kicking around the idea of owning enough DVC points that we could snowbird and live on property for about 4 months out of the year. Our thinking was that it it had all the advantages of owning a condo for snowbirding, with some of the disadvantages reduced or eliminated. With the maximum amount of points that a single account can own, it's possible to live DVC for 6 or so months, so we wouldn't even have needed to max out.

If we got bored with where we were living, we could make a call and move, and have our belongings moved for us. Staying at a resort like Kidani, there's plenty to do that doesn't involve going to the parks (so there's no problem with "we've done everything in the last 2 weeks, now what?"), including being very comfortable just staying in our suite. Full maid service every 8 days. Grocery delivery available and plenty of restaurants for treating ourselves. All utilities and Internet paid for. And no worries about what to do with the property for the 8 months of the year we weren't occupying it.

Then we realized that snowbirding is only necessary if there's something up north to do for the summer months...and after a lot of thought, we realized that we don't have as many reasons as we initially thought to spend 8 months of the year up north. And why wait till we retire to enjoy living within easy distance of the World? Given the way retirement age is going, by the time I can retire (at least 27 years), we'll both be too old to enjoy it for too many years. No Carl & Ellie for us, thank you.

With a couple of things lining up very nicely early this year, we'll be in a position to move down to central Florida before our almost-1-year-old daughter enters high school. In fact, when I mentioned the idea to my boss, his reaction was not "no, you can't leave", but "hey, I know where you should work if you stay with this agency". Federal jobs work well that way. So no more than 13 years before we move down, and we can still use DVC points for a nice on-property stay every once in a while.

Sounds like a plan!