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Best Places to Retire

How We Overcame Our Fears To Retire In A Latin American Paradise | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

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 | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty

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.

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 | Posted 07.15.2015 | Money

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 | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty

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 | Posted 07.04.2015 | Fifty

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.