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Best Places to Retire

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.

Top 10 Towns With Great Farmers Markets

Moira McGarvey | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I've noticed a couple of recurring themes for towns and cities that people rate as good retirement choices. We know that for retirement, people love university towns and apparently, people also seem to love farmers markets.

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.

The 5 Healthiest U.S. Cities To Retire To In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty

When people think of retirement, sandy beaches, warm temps and tropical drinks may come to mind. But the reality is, there are plenty of other factors...

Top 10 U.S. Cities To Retire If You Still Want To Work

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty

Whether it's out of necessity or desire, working at least part-time during retirement is becoming popular for many seniors. According to the Bureau of...

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...

9 Of The Most Tax-Friendly States For Retirees

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

After speaking with the attorney and accountant, one thing became clear. As residents of Connecticut, if we want to have more money in retirement, and keep that money and maybe even have money left over for our kids when we go to that 'Spirit in the Sky', leaving Connecticut is critical.

This European Paradise Is THE Place To Retire

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Central America is recognized as the place to shop for a top retirement option if you're retiring on a budget. Indeed, a retiree's nest egg can stretch far in this accessible, sunny, and affordable region. But here's news: A retiree's nest egg can stretch just as far right now in Portugal.

Top 10 Small U.S. Cities To Retire In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty

After a lifetime of saving and planning for retirement, you don't want to blow it by moving to a place where your dollar just doesn't go very far. Whi...

Where You Need to Be a Millionaire to Retire

SmartAsset.com | Posted 07.15.2015 | Money
SmartAsset.com

Do you have a cool million dollars sitting in your retirement account? If not, you probably need to keep saving if you're planning on retiring in one of America's largest cities.

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.

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

Best and Worst States to Retire Rich

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

If you want to retire rich, and maintain that wealth, you should be looking at important regional factors, such as taxes, local living expenses and the affordability and accessibility of health care.

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.

5 Great Reasons You Should Retire In The Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

With a stable government and a steady economy, the Dominican Republic is ripe and ready for expats, retirees, and investors looking for a safe and affordable option in the Caribbean. What makes the DR so attractive right now? I put it down to these five things.

Phoenix Tops List As Best Place To Retire

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

If you're mulling over where to retire, you better have cities in Arizona at the top of your list. That's the advice just released by Bankrate.com in its first-ever ranking breaking down 172 American cities.

Yes, You Can Afford To Retire To The French Countryside

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Sometimes referred to as the 'Other South of France,' Languedoc-Roussillon sits between the regions of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to the east, the Midi-Pyrenees to the west, the Auvergne to the north, and Spain to the south.

2015's 10 Best American Cities For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty

Forget the surf-and-turf enclaves of Florida. The top city in the U.S. to retire is actually Phoenix, according to Bankrate.com's first ranking of the...

Top 9 Places To Retire Overseas So The Grandkids Will Visit

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the biggest downsides to retiring overseas can be the distance it can put between you and your grandkids. If this is a concern, consider choosing your retire overseas destination accordingly. That is, pick a place to relocate in retirement that'd appeal to your grandkids, as well.

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 Perfect Beach To Retire In Latin America

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

On the golden coast of Panama's Azuero Peninsula sits the town of Pedasi, large enough so you could actually live there yet small enough to make you feel like an active stakeholder in a thriving community.

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?