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Best Places to Retire Overseas

Why Ecuador Will Always Be The Ultimate Retirement Haven

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was our first time living outside the U.S., and it was an eye-opener. Talk about new beginnings...we barely knew how to ask for milk, bread, and eggs. But we did have some things going for us. They were, in fact, all the things Ecuador had going for it -- low cost of living, perfect weather, and some of the friendliest, most understanding people on the planet.

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global. But where should you go? Here are your 12 best options for where to retire overseas.

Just In! The World's Best Retirement Havens In 2016 | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty

Researched over months with the help of our ever-growing team of correspondents, editors, and contributors all over the world, this Retirement Index is the ultimate resource for helping you find your ideal retirement haven.

'Tis the Season of Expat Gratitude

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The Winter Solstice has been a significant date on every calendar ever devised by people whose continued existence depended on making it through another cold, hard winter and surviving until another turn of the year brought the warmth and fertility of spring.

Discover The Mexican Retirement Gem With Centuries-Old Charm | Posted 12.05.2015 | Fifty

Tulúm, a community of around 30,000 people on the south end of Mexico's Riviera Maya, tends to have that effect on people. It's the type of place where vacationers fall in love and the next time they return it's for good.

How We Overcame Our Fears To Retire In A Latin American Paradise | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

One afternoon, as I awoke from a nap and looked upon the brilliant, blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea only steps away from my door, I had a powerful thought. Nothing of what is now my amazing, wonderful life would be possible if I had surrendered to the fears I had a few years ago.

Why This Caribbean Archipelago Might Be The World's Best Retirement Spot

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When it comes to the purchase of real estate, this region of Panama -- the archipelago known as Bocas del Toro -- is the riskiest. Much (though not all) of the land is held not with freehold title but with rights of possession (ROP).

Strong Dollar Buys You Luxury Retirement In These Top Overseas Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're shopping the world map, trying to choose where to live, retire or invest in a second home overseas, you don't want to make your decision based entirely on currency exchange rates. However, you do want to pay attention to them.

The Greatest Retirement Spot You've Almost Certainly Never Heard Of

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Popayán has just about everything you'd need for a comfortable and affordable lifestyle, including an elegant blend of old Colonial traditions and modern art, education, and attitude. Put it all together, and Popayán just could be the greatest retirement destination you've never heard of.

How One Couple Found Adventure With A Nomadic Retirement | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty

Back in 2001, my wife and I decided to leave the cold climate of Nebraska behind and embark on an epic adventure to find our perfect retirement destination. We traveled to several different countries in search of our dream home, creating incredible memories in the process.

Why This Is The Perfect Time To Relocate To Colombia

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.26.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

One of the most compelling reasons to retire in Colombia is the currency exchange of the Colombian peso against the U.S. dollar. Your dollar will buy you more in Colombia today than at any time in recent memory.

7 Reasons This Latin American Country Makes The Best Retirement Spot

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Ever thought about retiring in Colombia? Now's the time to visit. Your money will go nearly twice as far in Colombia today. If you've ever wanted to travel to this warm and enchanting country or if you've ever considered it for an overseas retirement destination, now's the time to visit.

Retiring Overseas -- What About the Grandchildren? | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty

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 | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

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 | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty

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 | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty

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 | Posted 07.04.2015 | Fifty

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.