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Best Places to Retire

Who Wouldn't Like to Retire in the "City of Parks"?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.09.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The north-central Colombian city of Bucaramanga is not-so-creatively referred to as the "City of Parks" because of its more-than-160 shady parks and p...

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.

Don't Retire Overseas -- But 'Unretire' Instead

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Many are understandably concerned about retirement. How will they manage it? Here's how: Don't retire. Retirement was last generation's goal. Ours needs to see through it.

Just In! The 10 Best States To Retire In 2016

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

When the time comes to retire, no one wants to sacrifice their standard of living or quality of life to make ends meet on a fixed income. Therefore, t...

Here's The Real Reason You Should Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Peg came to Panama for the sun, the sea, the sand, and the affordable cost of it all. Once on the scene, she put herself out there. She made an effort to become part of the community where she'd chosen to base herself.

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.

The 10 Best Places To Retire For People Who Hate The Cold

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty

Sick of shoveling snow, cleaning off your car or bundling up in more layers than you can count? While work may force us to live in places with cold wi...

Vacationing In This South American Country Is As Good As It Gets

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For us, that's what Medellin is -- the most comfortable and pleasant place we know to settle in, settle back, and simply savor the setting, the circumstance, and the company. For our family, this is as good as it gets.

Just In! The World's Best Retirement Havens In 2016

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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.

Discover The Mexican Retirement Gem With Centuries-Old Charm

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 12.05.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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 Retiring To Rural Panama Changed My Outlook On Life

Peg Fairbairn | Posted 12.04.2015 | Fifty
Peg Fairbairn

A $20 soccer ball changed my life. Or at least my attitude toward life. Here's how.

How We Overcame Our Fears To Retire In A Latin American Paradise

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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.

The 10 Best States For Early Retirement

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty

Early retirement may seem like an impossible dream for many -- but it doesn't have to be. Early retirees can begin collecting Social Security benefits...

How One Couple Found Adventure With A Nomadic Retirement

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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.

The 10 Best Places To Retire On $100 A Day

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.13.2015 | Fifty

A hundred dollars may not seem like much -- but in certain cities across America, it's just enough to cover your daily retirement costs. To...

Why These Two States Are Once Again The Top Places To Retire

Buck Wargo | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

The Northeast and Rust Belt are deemed the worst. Among the endless lists of where Americans should retire, a finance website is throwing its hat in the ring with the novel concept that says the best places to retire are exactly the places where so many have already chosen to retire.

Here's How You Can Afford To Retire In Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living. Step out your door anytime, day or night, and you don't have to travel far to encounter something engaging.

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.

7 Things To Keep In Mind When Restoring A Home Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.12.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Buying and restoring a fixer-upper in another country... It can be an appealing idea. Houses in need of some tender loving care can be bought below market value and, when renovated, can resell for a nice profit. This is especially true in countries where labor costs are low.

Best Country To Live In If You Are Over 60

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

If you like to play fantasy retirement roulette -- the daydreaming game where you imagine living abroad in retirement -- you might want to k...

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.

The Top Metropolitan Hot Spots For Retirement -- Plus The Places To Avoid

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.18.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

The healthiest cities for retirement living are in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and Minnesota, according to a new list that relegates all but one Sunbelt city below the top 20.