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Best Places to Retire

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 Absolute Best And Worst States To Retire

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty

It appears Americans value the great outdoors and a low cost of living much more than the beach when considering where they should retire. Bankrate.co...

The 5 Best Places To Retire Abroad For Top-Notch Health Care

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.

6 Dream Retirement Destinations In Europe, Now On Sale

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.07.2015 | 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.

How This Middle-Aged Floridian Started A New Life In The Caribbean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

A 10-year expat in Las Terrenas, Larry Stroup is a central figure in the expat social scene in this Dominican Republic beach town. Larry's originally from Ft. Lauderdale, so it wasn't the great weather that attracted him to Las Terrenas. What got Larry's attention is the cheap and relaxed lifestyle.

This Is What Retiring Outside America Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty

Forget Florida and Arizona. When it comes to retirement, a growing number of Americans are opting to relocate abroad, to places with fabulous weather,...

5 Reasons Madison, Wisconsin May Be The World's Best Place To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Madison, Wisconsin just claimed the top spot on Milken Institute's Best Cities For Successful Aging list for large metros. Yes, Madison, with its annu...

How To Retire Overseas In A Paradise With Year-Round Sunshine

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We believe we have found the key to happiness. It's the brilliant warming orb in the sky called the sun. That it took us this long to discover that sunshine really is the key to happiness ... well, that's another matter. You see, we got sidetracked by something else called 'life.'

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...

What It's REALLY Like To Retire In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One year ago, David and Cathy Thompkins moved from northern Idaho to Cayo, Belize. How did that happen? I'll let them tell you their story in their own words.

Our Expat Life: It's Different. It's the Same.

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.06.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Life is different here and life is the same. But most of all, life is good. And that's what we're really after, right?

Fund Your New Life Overseas Teaching English In Southeast Asia

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you like the idea of living or retiring in a new country but lack the funds to support yourself in the adventure, consider Southeast Asia. Teaching English is probably the most common way to earn a living wage throughout this region, and the demand for English teachers is high.

Why Panama Is Still One Of The World's Best Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I first recommended Panama as a top choice for living, retiring, investing, and doing business overseas more than 15 years ago, and I'm more bullish on this country's prospects and the opportunities it offers today than ever.

5 Things To Do In 2015 To Prepare For Your Overseas Retirement

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It's that time of year when we assess the old and look forward to the new. And if your plans for the New Year include finally getting serious about living a happier, healthier, more affordable life overseas, we have five important steps you can take in 2015 to position yourself for success.

The 10 Best Cities For Empty Nesters In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Fifty

When the kids are gone and you no longer care about the quality of neighborhood schools, a new realm of possible places to live opens up. Rent.com com...

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.

The 10 Valuable Lessons I Learned From 17 Years Living Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Seventeen years living overseas, first in Ireland, then France, now Panama, have taught me... 1. Patience ... the kind of patience you learn doing time.

Revealed: The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2015

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

With spiraling costs compelling more and more North Americans to retire overseas, retiring abroad has never been more attractive. But finding the right location among the myriad options available can be daunting. That's what International Living's annual retirement index does.

The Top 20 Small Cities For Growing Older In The U.S.

Moira McGarvey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Here are the top 20 small and top 20 large cities in the U.S. that are set up best to successfully support an aging boomer population.

5 Reasons Why You Won't Want To Come Home Once You Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Once you are happily living overseas, take it from us, you tend to find more and more reasons to stay overseas. Here are five of the best.

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Amanda Walkins | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?

6 Incredible Up-And-Coming Places To Retire In America In 2015

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When it comes to the best places to retire, we’ve covered prettiest, happiest, and most affordable cities and towns...

5 Things Goal-Oriented People Want To Accomplish In Retirement

Moira McGarvey | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Unlike several generations before, those headed into the retirement years today are taking very different paths. Where people who retired at the end of the last century might have been content to play golf or cards and take the occasional trip, today's active baby boomers have big and diverse plans. And what's most interesting is that they are not passive plans.

10 Foodie Havens That Double As Great Places To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

So, what makes a town a good foodie town? It's not just an abundance of great restaurants, from white tablecloth to diners. Markets -- both farmers and specialty food purveyors -- butchers and fish mongers, bakeries, cooking classes and dinner clubs, brewpubs and local vintners are all the requirements of a five-alarm foodie.

Where To Retire If You Want To Live 'The Good Life'

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Friends returned recently from an extended stay in Thailand. They'd also recently spent time on the west coast of the United States (Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle) and a month in Paris. Their conclusion? That at street level Paris costs roughly double the west coast of the United States. The United States in turn costs roughly double Bangkok or Chiang Mai in Thailand.