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Best Places to Retire

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?

5 Glorious Pacific Coast Beach Retirement Options

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Mexico has suffered a bum rap over the past few years. Drug lords, gang violence, swine flu ... the combination has translated into a dramatic falloff in this country's appeal for would-be American retirees. Meantime, Mexico is home to more than a million American expats. They can't all be misguided.

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.

Adventure, Fun and Good Health Awaits Retirees Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Retirees can now live so long -- and stretch their money so far -- that with the right strategies they can look forward to two or three more fun and productive phases of life after traditional retirement.

How One Retired Couple Started A New Life In Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two-and-a-half years ago, Peg Fairbairn and April Hess moved, together, from Texas to Panama. Here's their story, in their own words...

Why U.S. Retirees Are Flocking To These Spots South Of The Border

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've ever been to Mexico, you've probably visited some of its beautiful beaches. But there's a lot more to Mexico than beaches, and if you've never been there or if you are afraid to visit for one reason or another, you are missing out.

How To Retire To This Tropical Asian Paradise

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Each morning I wake to a symphony of songbirds and roosters. Somehow, my wife, Nancy, usually sleeps through this, but for me it's the start of another relaxed day in retirement -- in Thailand.

The 10 Absolute Worst States To Retire In

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

There are dozens of factors you must consider when choosing where to settle down and spend your golden years. Luckily, personal finance experts Kipli...

Retire In Style To This Latin American Paradise For Just $1,200 A Month

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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.

Why Latin American Countries Are The Happiest

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you were judging happiness strictly by what you heard (if anything) about any of these countries on the evening news or could find in rankings of national wealth, you'd probably think that people who live there are some of the most impoverished and dissatisfied on the planet.

6 Things To Know Before Retiring To Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Panama has been recognized for more than a decade as one of the world's top choices for retirement. This is truer today than ever, for all the reasons you've likely read about.

How To Retire To This Sunny European Paradise

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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.