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Best Places to Retire Overseas

How To Retire To This Jewel Of The Mediterranean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of Europe's most historic outposts, the archipelago of Malta is today also one of this region's top emerging retirement havens. If your dream is retirement on the Med, you may not have considered Malta, but you should.

The 5 Best Places To Retire Abroad For Top-Notch Health Care

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

In International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2015, healthcare is one of the eight categories taken into account to find the best retirement havens in the world. Here are the five countries that received the top scores in the healthcare category of this year's index.

Jaded Expat Syndrome

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've been abroad for any length of time, you automatically become an information resource for later arrivals. And you end up saying the same things over and over and over.

6 Dream Retirement Destinations In Europe, Now On Sale

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If Europe is your fantasy, this is the opportunity of your lifetime. Right now, thanks to a weak euro and a surging U.S. dollar, you have more options for realizing your dreams of a new life in the Old World than in a decade or longer.

20 Fabulous Places To Retire In 2015 -- Outside America

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty

When deciding where to spend your golden years, there are loads of factors to consider, everything from cost of living and employment opportunities to...

Indexes for Beginners... and Old Hands

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For us, looking over International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index for 2015 is like a trip down Memory Lane. We've lived in each of the top three countries on this year's list at one time or another over our past 13+ years as expats.

5 Of The World's Best Places To Buy A Second Home In The Sun In 2015

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Which overseas property markets should have your attention this shiny new year? The world is alive right now with markets in crisis and markets benefiting from the strong dollar (and the weak euro). Specifically, here are five places where you could get a great deal on a second home in the sun.

Retire In Style On As Little As $2,000 Per Month

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a city where you could enjoy a rich, full, even luxury-standard retirement lifestyle on a budget of as little as $2,000 per month.

The Questions To Ask Yourself Before Retiring Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Before you can begin to consider where best you might relocate overseas in retirement, you've got to get to know yourself better. What's important to you? What things would you miss from your current life if they weren't part of your new one?

One Of The Prettiest Places To Retire Across The Pond

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Kilkenny Town itself could be a great retirement choice, but I'd say that the best retirement spot in all the Emerald Isle would be just outside that city, where you can embrace quintessential Irish country life while remaining in easy reach of the shopping, entertainment, festivals, and town amenities of Kilkenny proper.

The 21 Best Places To Retire Overseas In 2014

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Live and Invest Overseashas published its annual Retire Overseas Index, naming the 21 best places to retire overseas in 2014. Number one on the list is the Algarve, Portugal.

How To Live Your Fantasy Retirement Life In Nicaragua

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I wake up naturally, no alarms needed anymore. The sun greets me, as it does every morning, and my French doors open onto my patio, where I can watch the waves crash over the rocks in the bluest of oceans. Birdsong mixes with the calls of howler monkeys, letting me know that they are somewhere in the trees. My yard looks like a jungle -- coconut palms, fruit and avocado trees.

The Advantage Of Starting A New Life In Costa Rica

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.22.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

After a long career in Silicon Valley, Robbie Felix, 58, was ready for a change. "I showed up there in 1978 right after they broke up the telephone monopolies, and it was booming," says Robbie, who worked as a headhunter specialized in staffing start-up companies. "I loved it. It was fascinating, but extremely stressful."

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

7 Gorgeous And Incredibly Easy Places To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

In these places, you'll have lots of English speakers to rely on for help and suggestions... Who are the best doctors, where's the best place to buy kitchen appliances, get your computer repaired, and so on. They've been there, done that... they've blazed the trail so you don't have to.

The 2 Most Fabulous Places To Retire South Of The Border

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two top choices for retirement in South America right now are Colombia and Chile. These are two beautiful countries offering diverse lifestyle options from mountain to coastal, small-town to upscale big-city. Thinking more specifically, how do these two destinations compare?

THIS May Be The Most Beautiful Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Portugal's Algarve, located at Europe's westernmost tip and boasting 100 miles of Atlantic coastline, could be Europe's most famous secret. This region boasts Europe's best beaches, Europe's best golf courses, some of Europe's friendliest folk, and Western Europe's lowest cost of living. It's also Europe's newest tax haven.

THIS May Be The World's Most Fabulous Place To Retire On A Budget

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Many retirement destinations are promoted on the basis that they're 'just like the United States'... touted for the fact that living there you'd be in familiar surroundings. That's not the case with Cuenca, Ecuador. Walking these cobblestoned streets past the historic Spanish architecture and the old colonial churches, you know that you're not in Kansas anymore.

How Couples Can Retire In Paradise Overseas For Only $2,000 A Month

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've lived and worked abroad for nearly 13 years now. And we know for certain that in many convenient, never-shovel-snow-again destinations around the world, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, but with a significantly lower cost of living than in the U.S. or Canada.

Is THIS The Most Beautiful Place To Retire South Of The Border?

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Chiriquí is Panama's farmland. Its broad pastures are dotted with dairy cows, and you'll find beef cattle ranches and horse stables. Rocky rivers and winding streams crisscross a landscape overlooked by Barú Volcano and the Continental Divide. I guess it reminds me of the countryside of New Jersey and New York State, where I grew up, except for the palm trees! So how did I end up here?

Retirement Overseas: Are We All Just Waiting for the Grim Reaper?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

San Miguel is a more affordable place to live than is Santa Fe. And for many years now, San Miguel has been one of the top destinations on the "retire overseas circuit." We lived there ourselves for a few years and we'd happily return to this enchanted place where life is slow and easy, and filled with art, music, literature, and like-minded company.

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Travel Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.

The Most Exciting Way To Retire -- And How To Afford It

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com A new memoir chronicles a couple’s bold decision to travel the globe without a permanent place to call home. In ...

How To Discover Retirement Bliss In This Country South Of The Border

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Most people visiting Costa Rica fly into the capital, San José, site of the main international airport, but head out as soon as possible for Pacific or Caribbean coast beaches. And the majority of expats live on the coast or in more rural areas of the Central Valley.

Eight Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Overseas Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you're thinking about moving overseas and you want to find the place that's right for you, we'd recommend you have a list of your wants and needs. Don't settle for any place that doesn't match up.