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Cheapest Places to Retire Overseas

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.

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

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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.

Why Bangkok Is One Of The World's Best Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

More expats live in Bangkok than in any other city in Southeast Asia. Who would retire to Bangkok? To answer that question, you need to spend some time here. Your first impressions of Bangkok likely will be that this is a huge city with some tourist attractions. If you stick around, though, your perception will change.

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.

THIS May Be The World's Most Fabulous Place To Retire On A Budget

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Many retirement destinations are promoted on the basis that they're 'just like the United States'... touted for the fact that living there you'd be in familiar surroundings. That's not the case with Cuenca, Ecuador. Walking these cobblestoned streets past the historic Spanish architecture and the old colonial churches, you know that you're not in Kansas anymore.

The One Way To Turn Retirement Worries Into Retirement Adventures

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Why are big numbers of Americans pushing back their planned retirement dates? The Employee Benefit Research Institute in its annual Retirement Confidence Survey says the reason can be summed up in three words: "a poor economy."

LOOK: World's 2 Best Budget Retirement Destinations

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Cuenca, Ecuador, and Granada, Nicaragua, are beautiful and authentic Spanish-colonial cities, both founded in the 1500s. They are also currently two of the best places to think about retiring overseas on a budget.

Why Retiring Overseas Makes You A Genius

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The Internet is a wonderful thing. From a small condo high in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, we can view properties for sale in Omaha, Nebraska. During winter, this is the perfect way to see properties in Omaha if you no longer own a parka and mukluks.

The Overseas Retirement Locales With The Best Weather

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Of course, weather is a subjective thing. For reasons we've never been able to understand, some people actually prefer snow and ice. Others, again for reasons unknown to us, long for the kind of weather you find inside a sauna.

4 Ways To Have A Positive Midlife Crisis

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A midlife crisis -- if you fully embrace the stereotype -- can be expensive. Fancy car... trophy spouse... new body... new career. But -- as with so many things -- your buck buys you more when you take your midlife crisis to a tropical paradise and teach it to dance the salsa. Consider these alternatives...

The Benefits Of Going 'Offshore' For Retirees

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The point is that in many cases, 'offshore' isn't about banking and secrecy... it's really about internationalizing your life. It's about taking the best possible advantage of perfectly legal opportunities and structures in other countries that allow you live a better quality of life for less money.

How To Double Your Money In Retirement

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Over the past 12 years, we've begun to wonder why more people don't take advantage of this simple idea... that living abroad in the right place can save you money and improve your lifestyle at the same time.

How To Work -- And Make It Work -- Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Moving to another country with a lower cost of living is a great way to make a fixed income go as far as possible... but you may also find many opportunities there if you don't have a sufficient fixed income stream or simply want to keep working and earning no matter where you live.

Granada, Nicaragua: Where Spanish Colonial Got Its Start

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Granada's current popularity as a tourism and entertainment destination certainly brings more people and services to the city, and for many of the people who live here -- including many of the expats that call Granada home -- that's a good thing.

Retire Comfortably On $700 A Month? Yes You Can!

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Most folks considering the idea of retiring overseas focus on options in Latin America. If your base is North America, this makes sense. But there's a world beyond these Americas.