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Best Places to Retire

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Travel Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.

The 5 Best -- And 5 Worst -- States To Retire In

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The folks at Bankrate.com have just released their annual list of The Best States to Retire — an...

The Most Exciting Way To Retire -- And How To Afford It

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com A new memoir chronicles a couple’s bold decision to travel the globe without a permanent place to call home. In ...

What's Enough in the Land of Everything?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

After more than a dozen years living abroad, the U.S. seems pretty exotic to us now. And we aren't kidding.

10 Reasons Florida Will Always Be The Best State To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When I was kid, my grandparents left Long Island and moved to Florida. At first, I was incredulous. My grandparents moved so far away from me! (I had really thought that their world revolved around me. Apparently not.) But when we took our first trip down to visit them on a school break, I began to like the idea of having grandparents in Florida.

5 Reasons Retirees Need Vacations Too

Next Avenue | Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine When someone works or is a student, taking time off to travel or relax at home is considered a neces...

How Retirement Planning Can Leave You Feeling Like Goldilocks

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As we start contemplating our retirement, many of us will opt to move. Some of us will stay in the same town and move to smaller digs, others will finally move to that new dream location or someplace where our dollars will go further. Figuring out the perfect location is a big challenge and no one place is right for everyone. But, rest assured, there is a lid for every pot.

The Most Charming Old World City To Retire In

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The first thing that strikes many about Barcelona is how quickly and easily you can explore the city, Spain's second-biggest, thanks to its compact, well-laid-out design. And, indeed, there is so much to explore, including fantastic art and architecture from pre-Roman to Modernista, plus galleries, monuments, theaters, restaurants, and shopping. In addition, you have easy access to the beautiful Costa Brava to the north and the Costa Dorada to the south.

Eight Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Overseas Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you're thinking about moving overseas and you want to find the place that's right for you, we'd recommend you have a list of your wants and needs. Don't settle for any place that doesn't match up.

5 Top Beach Spots To Retire (And None Are In Florida)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you want to retire to the beach, to a warm, sunny, tropical beach, but don't want to spend your entire savings in one fell swoop, consider the Texas Gulf Coast. It's not top of mind for those of us who have never visited or lived in the South, but when you combine affordability with natural beauty, it's surprising it's not up there with Florida as a top retirement destination.

How To Reinvent Yourself And Find Work-Life Balance By Retiring Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

A former video technician who used to spend long hours at a stressful job, Lee Greenberg is now a freelance consultant doing a little bit of everything, putting his expat experience to work in Nicaragua.

How Much You Really Need To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle, of course. In the new book we've just written, we explain just what this means, and we share details about how you should be able to reduce your living expenses by as much as 30-50 percent over what you may be spending in the U.S. or Canada. . . maybe more, depending on where you choose to live.

THIS Just Might Be The Very Best State To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Arizona has been a big retirement destination for many years, and for good reason. In fact, the very first Active Adult Community in the US, Sun City, was developed there over 50 years ago. But the reasons to choose Arizona are more than just the obvious. While AZ has hundreds of days of abundant sunshine and tons of golf courses, it has a lot more going for it than only sun and golf.

Retire To This Caribbean Paradise For $1,000 A Month

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you were a backpacking scuba diver in the 1960s, you may have drifted through the Bay Islands of Honduras on a quest for Caribbean adventure. Many fitting that description did. Offshore from Roatan, in particular, the largest of the Bay Islands, was (and is still today) some of the best diving in the world.

How To Enjoy The Ultimate Dream Retirement In Hawaii

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I've noticed a trend among the children of my friends, friends whose offspring are freshly, or a few years out, of college. They are trying out lives in exotic places and traveling as much as they can, while they can. While they can.

This May Be The Most Beautiful Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

No border marks the entry to the Basque region of France, but you'll know when you've crossed it. The most obvious change is the architecture. Every house -- and I don't exaggerate -- is painted white and Basque red. You can buy the paint at any Home Depot-type store, and the can will be labeled 'Basque Red.' In this part of the world, there's just one red.

How To Best Enjoy The World's Most Exotic Travel Destinations

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Southeast Asia is adventure travel at its most exotic. Each day brings new sights, smells, tastes, and experiences. Cultural encounters, too.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Retiring Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There's so much we've learned by living overseas. The nuts and bolts alone can be overwhelming. What about Social Security? (Yes, you can still collect it when you live overseas.) Do you have to give up your U.S. or Canadian citizenship? (No, never... unless you choose to officially do so.) What about Medicare?

When Not Knowing the Month Is a Good Thing

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Instead of scurrying about in the Fall to prepare for the onslaught of Old Man Winter, we open a bottle of wine and sit on the terrace until it passes. Sometimes we even share a big bowl of strawberries and cream.

World's Best Pacific Coastal Retirement Escapes

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If the retirement lifestyle you're day dreaming about features a view of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the crashing Pacific surf, the following countries, all boasting long and dramatically beautiful Pacific coastlines, should be on your search list: Nicaragua, Panama, and Mexico. Which could be the best choice for you?

Popular Expat Haven in Panama

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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9 Glorious Retirement Spots In Springsteen's Backyard

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you are thinking about where you might like to retire and want an area with four seasons and beaches, then the Jersey Shore is a great option. One word of caution: New Jersey taxes are high, so you'll have to factor that in. Also, if you hail from other parts of the U.S., you may find the prices in the northeast a little hard to swallow.

Confessions Of A Serial Retired Relocator

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was a good plan. And like all good plans, the Universe laughed while we made it.

6 Ways To Fund Your 'Retirement' Overseas As An Entrepreneur

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

A friend in Poland years ago learned that Burger King was planning to open up shop there and needed warehouse space for its supplies. My friend bought a warehouse. Burger King became his client. In time, he expanded his storage business to include other clients and other products... and he made a nice living for himself in the place where he'd decided he wanted to live.

10 Of The Best Retirement Spots -- And You'll Never Guess What State They're In

Moira McGarvey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When many of us think of retirement locations, we think of warm balmy breezes and palm trees, or the hot craggy terrain of the Southwest. But some people, especially those who have spent their lives in New England, opt to find a little piece of heaven right there. People actually do retire in Maine, although many have an escape plan for January and February for someplace to warm their toes.