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Best Places to Retire Overseas

Retiring Overseas -- What About the Grandchildren?

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

We have six grandchildren now ranging from one month to 11 years old, with another due in four months. So what's wrong with us? Are we cruel and heartless grandparents, who don't care about our kids or their kids?

Finding A Hobby When You've Retired Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It seems like a silly notion, but we've seen it happen ... people move to some exotic location, like Ecuador or Panama, with perfect weather and interesting culture and, within a few months, find themselves at loose ends.

If We'd Known Then What We Know Now...

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If we had a super power such as 20/20 hindsight, would we have done things differently back in 2001 when we were preparing to leave the pastures of Nebraska for greener ones overseas?

What The United States Can Learn From Latin America

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There is much we 'northerners can learn from Latinos and their culture, similar to ours in many ways and very different in others. If you intend to retire overseas, these are some things you may want to know in advance. Latinos live life with gusto.

5 Retirement Havens Where Property Purchase Comes With Residency

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency. Here are five of my favorite places where you can obtain residency by buying real estate.

When You're An Expat With Health Issues

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

What would prompt someone with a serious medical condition to move, by themselves, to a foreign country without being able to speak the language? And why wouldn't they at least have a necklace, bracelet, or wallet card on them at all times to alert medical personnel about their condition?

I Found Home Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

After almost two years of full-time travel, of extended stays in Italian university towns, Croatian coastal retreats, and forested German hideaways, I've finally come home. All it took was some exploration, a lot of paperwork, and a little luck.

The 21 Best Places To Retire Overseas In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty

The world is your oyster as a retiree looking to live the expat life. But with popular retirement destinations dotting six continents, finding the rig...

How To Find Success And A Fresh Start By Retiring Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

As an expat retiree, you'll find yourself with more free time: time to retool and learn new skills. Time to spot opportunities, and to pursue them. Your retirement is likely to be much longer than your grandfather's was. What you do with it will be up to you.

How Modern Technology Is Keeping Families Overseas Connected

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Many people still feel that if they retire abroad, they'll end up somewhere in the back of beyond, without connection to their loved ones back home. But the ability to communicate instantly with almost anyone, almost anywhere, is now woven into the fabric of modern life.

How Moving To Bolivia Saved Our Retirement

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Nestled in an Andean valley at 6,000 feet, the Bolivian city of Tarija is truly one of South America's great undiscovered gems. You'll find colonial architecture, a near-perfect Mediterranean climate, and vineyards outside town stretching to the horizon. It's also one of the most affordable cities in the Americas.

Leave Your Healthcare Woes Behind By Moving To Mexico

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.04.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I didn't move abroad just for access to cheaper medical care. Rather, I did it for the sheer joy and exuberance I get from the overseas experience. I also did it for lifestyle considerations that, indirectly, also improve my health.

One Of The World's Most Appealing Escape-It-All Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Regardless of where they've come from, the people who find their way to Belize live in the present, remain optimistic about the future, and bask in the sunshine and freedom of one of the world's quirkiest nations.

THIS Is How To Afford Living Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When you're researching your options for retirement or work abroad, it's not unusual to run into indexes and rankings of the relative cost of living in different countries. These can be excellent guides when comparing various locations.

How I Found A Simpler Way Of Life By Retiring In The Caribbean

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Standing knee-deep in clear Caribbean blue water looking back at the white-sand beach and the swaying palms, I thought it over. I was on vacation, but what was stopping me from living here? Rent here was a fraction of what I paid for my apartment in Washington, D.C.

Why It's Impossible To 'Fail' At Retiring Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Over our years of living abroad, we've talked to more than a few people who have a secret fear. It's a fear shared by people just beginning to think about retiring or working abroad and by folks who have already made the move. The secret fear is this ... what if I fail?

The Tropical Retirement Hot Spot Right On The Equator

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

We've all heard stories about people retiring and moving to some far-flung place in a tropical paradise for pennies. But are there really places where people can live the good life for less than half of what it would cost in the US? Is it really possible?

The Advantages Of Downsizing When You Move Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Upon arriving in Brazil, I commenced upon a second and simpler life. I quickly immersed myself in teaching English, exercising, studying Portuguese, and building a new circle of friends. I did not miss my old life, or my old stuff.

How Retiring In Latin America Changed Me For The Better

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I recently returned to Ecuador from a two-week spell in the U.S. and I'm still processing the experience. It was fabulous to see family again and connect with co-workers, but my time there was not quite as I expected.

Retire In Style To This Latin American Paradise For Just $1,200 A Month

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For tourists, Nicaragua is an absolute bargain. The super low cost of everything attracts backpackers, of course, but it also attracts others looking for a high-quality vacation at a bargain price. The country now boasts legitimately four-star hotels that charge nothing like four-star prices.

How To Retire To This Sunny European Paradise

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to a soaring dollar and a collapsing euro, retirement in Europe is a more affordable and therefore a more realistic idea than it's been in nearly two decades. In particular, one usually overlooked corner of Europe deserves your attention right now.

The Strong Dollar Just Made Retiring Abroad Much More Appealing

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

As we write this, in March of 2015, the economy is improving in the U.S. The dollar is stronger than ever. That means now is the time to take those powerful dollars abroad ... especially to regions where the dollar buys more today than ever before.

Retire And Start A New Life In Sunny Belize

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Lynn Ann Snellman and her husband Tony DiPiazza's lifestyle in Belize is very different to what they knew back in Okemos, Michigan. 'Our main reason for leaving was the weather. We crave warmth and sunshine. Here in Belize we are thrilled to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle year-round,' says Lynn.

How To Retire To This Jewel Of The Mediterranean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.25.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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.