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Best Places to Retire Overseas

How To Find Your American Dream By Retiring Abroad | Posted 11.02.2016 | Fifty

If you've watched in disbelief as the American Dream you grew up believing in has seemingly evaporated into thin air, do not despair. Your dream of a comfortable, prosperous retirement is alive and well. It may just be waiting somewhere you never thought to look.

The Ease Of Social Networking When Retired Abroad | Posted 10.14.2016 | Fifty

A welcome surprise was how easily we formed these new friendships. You meet someone, perhaps while you're strolling around town. Before long, your social calendar is overflowing.

The 9 Top Spots For Americans Who Want To Live South Of The Border

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.13.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In most of the countries I talk about, there is usually one stand-out place. Sometimes, two... But in Mexico, there are so many top options for living and investing on the table that it's hard to pick a winner.

How To Make The Best Choices When Retiring Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.16.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Make your decision about your needs with as much honesty as you possibly can. Because the choices you make after you decide to move abroad in the first place will affect everything to do with your quality of life once you go on your adventure.

How To Put Money Worries Aside By Retiring Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We write about retiring overseas. It's what we know. And we admit we've not lived in the U.S. for 15 years now ... Still, we do know something about the retirement concerns of our friends and fellow baby boomers that are still working in the U.S. today. In just a couple of words: They're worried.

How To Explore The World On Social Security Income Alone

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Sometimes it just pays to retire overseas ... not only an you live much more affordably overall, but you can treat yourself to experiences you might not have access to or be able to afford at home.

A Breakdown Of Costs For Those Who Want To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Could you afford to retire how you want wherever you want? The opportunity for you to do just that could be greater than you might imagine.

5 Reasons Why North American Retirees Are Flocking To Mexico

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.27.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Current estimates put the number of U.S. and Canadian citizens living in various places in Mexico at well over one million. Not all are retired, but hundreds of thousands of them are.

Everything You Need To Retire Or Invest In This Beautiful Caribbean Nation

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For me, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the direction of the one-room Belize City airport, I was smitten.

The Automatic Health Benefits Of Moving South Of The Border | Posted 08.22.2016 | Fifty

Lying in the northern mountains of Nicaragua, at the heart of coffee country, the city of Matagalpa is green all year round. Matagalpa is highly affordable, too: Figure $1,200 a month for a couple, all in. But these advantages aren't all you'll find here.

The One Thing Everyone Thinking Of Retiring To Latin America Should Do

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.14.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

So you're thinking of retiring to Latin America, are you? Then you'd best learn some Spanish. At least a little, por favor. Not only will it enrich your experiences living, traveling, and interacting with people in your new home country, but it will certainly save you money and could save your life.

Enjoy A Low Cost Of Living And Warm Climate In This Central American Retirement Haven | Posted 08.15.2016 | Fifty

When they decided to look overseas, even though they had both traveled all over the world, Panama was their first choice. "It's close enough to the States to get to easily," Bill says. "It has a stable economy and government, low cost of living, and a warm climate, so we can be outdoors year-round."

How To Plan The Adventure Of A Lifetime In Malaysian Borneo | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty

This is the gateway to Malaysian Borneo and the thrills and adventure of Asia's largest island. English is widely spoken, people are friendly and curious, and more than half of the province is forest.

How U.S. Expats Can Let Their Voices Be Heard In November's Election

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It used to be common for people back home to think U.S. expats living abroad were no longer U.S. citizens. Now, of course, most people know that living, working, or retiring overseas does not affect U.S. citizenship in any way.

Retire To This Caribbean Paradise For Only $3,000 A Month | Posted 07.31.2016 | Fifty

Marty and Michelle Kramer know that the road to paradise is not always direct. They're okay with that. As they will tell you, what counts is being happy where you end up.

How This 66-Year-Old Opened A Successful Restaurant In The Caribbean | Posted 07.29.2016 | Fifty

Before moving to Belize, 66-year-old Steve Gustat, from Tampa, Florida, hadn't even considered opening a restaurant. Initially, Steve lived in Belize as a retiree. But he became restless and began looking for a way to occupy his time.

Find The Perfect Work-Life Balance By Moving To This Caribbean Paradise | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty

In Belize, 'I am happy. I don't worry about car insurance, driving for hours, or traffic. I don't have to put on a pair of heels and a business suit. Flip-flops and a great pair of shorts or sundress are my normal attire now.'

How To Find Good Personal Service Providers When Retiring Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Finding the best lawyer or doctor or accountant when you retire overseas can be an interesting process. In many cases, reputation may be your only guide. This applies to professionals of any kind ... plumbers, electricians, doctors, you name it.

The 13 Countries That Are Better For Retirees Than The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty

When the work wheel stops spinning, where will you land? According to the Natixis Global Asset Management’s fourth annual study, the countries of No...

How To Live The Good Life In This Mexican Retirement Paradise | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty

"What would we do in Wisconsin in retirement?" says Lance Koehler, reflecting on his new life in beachside Tulúm, Mexico. "Go to the mall, shovel snow. Here I love the warm weather, the sun, and going to the beach."

The 10 Best Places In The World To Retire

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.24.2017 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg I’m always curious to see the latest best places in the world to retire rankings from expat e...

How To Retire To One Of The World's Best Beach Cities

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For these reasons ... the stunning beauty, excellent flight connections, an extraordinary culinary scene, modern shopping, and great infrastructure ... you'll find a good number of English-speaking expats here. They say they don't lack for anything, especially fun activities.

Traveling To France's 'Secret Venice' On the Mediterranean | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty

Despite the beauty of Sète's gleaming waterways, the old quarter's graceful architecture, and lilac-colored sunsets that make you catch your breath, this is a working-class fishing town before anything else. And it's not apologizing for it.

The Top 5 Places To Consider If You Want To Move Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.05.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you read the comments to articles posted on various news websites, it appears that a lot of people today -- especially of our baby boomer generation -- are mad as hell. They're mad about Trump ... or Hillary ... or both.

How To Slow Down And Enjoy The View By Retiring Overseas | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty

I'm sitting on a bench, looking out at the deep blue waters of Panama Bay. A row of tall palm trees lines the walkway in front of me. Food stalls serve fresh ceviche and grilled fish to the many locals and visitors that come here to walk, jog, or just sit and enjoy the view.