It's that time of year when we assess the old and look forward to the new. And if your plans for the New Year include finally getting serious about living a happier, healthier, more affordable life overseas, we have five important steps you can take in 2015 to position yourself for success.
Before you can begin to consider where best you might relocate overseas in retirement, you've got to get to know yourself better. What's important to you? What things would you miss from your current life if they weren't part of your new one?
The only piece of baggage you can't leave behind when you move abroad is yourself. But if you do have a real desire to change, reinvent, grow, progress, retry your life, moving can help make it possible.
We hear this question more and more, especially since the bottom fell out of the U.S. real estate market. To paraphrase: 'With the price of real estate so low in the U.S. right now, why would anyone move abroad?' Fair question.
"Cheap" should never be the only factor to consider when it comes to something as important as choosing where to spend your time. After all, you've got to live in the place. And it's important to like where you live.