You see a lot of money come in, go out. Go thru your fingers like designer water.Where you live in a city, urban area the money is good but where did it go? Do you feel like you "live in a sieve"? At the end of the year, when you huddle over a desk with the bean counter with a calculator whirling and your box of financial records, receipts and statements, you remember the same feeling from last year right about now. Your taxes and the lifestyle, the spending, the bracket you are in income wise can be a sobering "ah ha" moment.
In Maine, we don't let money rule our lives because we don't need a lot to lead a rich, fulfilled lifestyle. The car you drive, the designer clothers and shiny jewels, trinkets you throw on your body are no longer important in Maine. The where have you been, what have you learned is. Genuine interest in others. Comparing notes on what has worked, what needs to be changed is a group session when you meet a down to earth Mainer in a diner, hiking, fishing, farming or hunting. Its about people, not possessions. Families, not country clubs, debut coming outs, polo matches, monograms and cufflinks drinking bubbly in a tall flute of 28% lead crystal. Not about thinking we are special, pampered, the center of attention or awed, sought after. Snobs in white ivory towers are cold, removed, lonely and boring. They just are not fun, or there when you need them for a hand with a jump start of a dead battery. Or to help fix a leaky faucet, give you a hand with repairing a tractor, shearing a sheep. Or to bring a lassagna to a church supper, help out at a local school fund raiser for a kid musical trip out of state.
In Maine its caring about others...not about me. Not you yourself and I. It's the great outdoors, unspoiled four seasons that is the attraction. Staggering mortgages and swanky anything just are not how we roll in Maine. Not put on the earth to impress, call attention to ourselves or to join the race for material things. Flaunted affluence is uncomfortable, a waste, a production true simple living Mainers avoid like the plague. Instead it is low cost real estate, the great outdoors for your backyard that we enjoy. That sets the tone for how we live and what we consider as important to us...not for show to others for a display. Our happiness is an inside job, defined internally. Not externally tapped in, collected simply from the reactions of others. We can lead our own lives, be ourselves in Maine. Things fit together like "peas and carrots" that Mr Gump realized. We're happy within our skins here.
Having everything you need, not everything you think you want or hanker.
So now you ponder what you make where you live now. What it "costs" and what is missing. Is there a place where you could be happier, fuller, healthier and to hang on to some of the coin for retirement with a low cost Maine setting ? And to fill your life with the events, the settings in Maine that don't cost anything other than a little gas to get to? Is there a place like Maine?
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If you just need a sample of Maine, a small piece to own to run away to from the pressure cooker you reside, survive, do battle in day to day call or email. We'll get you off that "sieve where you live" for perspective and for little cash. We have recreational investment properties for that need, urge. Or for full time living in any stage of your life, Maine real estate is Soooooo affordable. We're here to help whatever the Maine real estate need.