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Best Places to Retire

How To Earn Cash Flow To Support A New Life In The Caribbean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Todd Schlosser came to the Dominican Republic from Ohio 11 years ago. The plan was to rent a house for a few weeks with a friend in resort-town Puerto Plata. After a couple of weeks on the island, Todd decided to stay. It was winter, and the thought of returning to snowy Ohio wasn't appealing.

Living Overseas: The Best Education of All | Posted 02.24.2016 | Fifty

By Steve Le Poidevin, This article comes to us courtesy of, the world's leading authority on how to ...

The Very Best Places To Retire In America If You Are Sick

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty

Most of those ubiquitous best-places-to-retire lists focus on where the sun shines the most or where your dollar will stretch the farthest. But leave ...

Why I Left The Stress Of America For A Tranquil Life In Panama | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty

One of the major benefits of living in Panama -- aside from the fantastic weather, highly affordable lifestyle, and great healthcare -- is intangible. It's simply not having to worry about things that might stress me out up north.

What Makes Carnaval In Panama So Spectacular

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In Panama recently, we witnessed the climax of the biggest party of the year in the country -- he weeklong bacchanal marked by around-the-clock drinking, dancing, and general debauchery known as Carnaval.

Why You Might Want To Consider Retiring In Colombia

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Medellin may not be the first place that springs to mind when you're thinking of your perfect overseas retirement spot ... but perhaps it should be.

4 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In The Caribbean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of Panama's greatest assets is its beachfront. This is a little country with two long coasts and several clusters of outlying islands ... meaning lots of different beaches. Here are my top picks, depending on your agenda, based on more than 15 years of scouting in this country.

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 | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty

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 | Posted 12.05.2015 | Fifty

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 | 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. Today the U. ...