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Best Places to Retire Overseas

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 05.19.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 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 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.

Jaded Expat Syndrome

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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.