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Today's Essential Travel Tips For Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

A Few Of My Favorite Things About Paris France has always been serious about collecting tax revenues. Starting in the 16th century and continuing unt...

Is Retiring In Panama Still A Good Choice? If So, Where?

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.24.2017 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two decades ago, Panama was homologous enough that my naively generalized recommendation wasn't as misleading as it would be today. In the past 20 years, Panama has developed into very different regions...each of which makes more or less sense for today's retiree looking to reinvent his life overseas.

Here's The Secret To Starting A Business Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Today, 18 years and a half-dozen starting-a-business-in-a-foreign-country-from-nothing experiences later, I can explain. Someone who hasn't done it isn't going to understand, but it's just the way it goes.

The Truth About Retiring And Living Abroad With Children

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.24.2017 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're hesitating making an international move because you have children, you're making a mistake. That, however, is not to say that raising kids in another country is easy.

Why Colombia's Peace Treaty With FARC Is Big News For Investors

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When I began paying attention to Colombia, in 2008, the country was maligned, misunderstood, and mistrusted for two reasons -- Pablo Escobar and the terrorist group known as FARC.

The 6 Rules Of Offshore Assets And Property Protection

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.02.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Six things I wish someone had told me before I bought my first piece of foreign property or opened my first offshore company.

Ready To Move From The U.S.? Here Are Your 6 Best Options.

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.23.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Since the Vietnam War, Canada has been seen as a beacon of refuge among Americans. However, life in Canada comes with a significant drawback: Canadian winters look like blizzard scenes on Star Wars' ice planet Hoth.

The Endless Advantages Of Investing In Real Estate Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.17.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Over the past two decades, my husband Lief Simon and I have built a real estate investment portfolio that today includes more than two dozen pieces of property in 13 countries.

How One American Couple Built A Successful Business In Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In 2008, I took my leave from the publishing company where I'd been working for 23 years. I was 45-years-old and living in Paris. I spent the next three months exploring that city on foot, early to late each day, and got to know Paris well.

11 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before Retiring Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Here are 11 things I've learned from the school of hard knocks after three international moves across three continents with two kids, a dog, a turtle, a husband, and two businesses.

The 9 Top Spots For Americans Who Want To Live South Of The Border

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.13.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In most of the countries I talk about, there is usually one stand-out place. Sometimes, two... But in Mexico, there are so many top options for living and investing on the table that it's hard to pick a winner.

One Of The Most Affordable Options For Retirement In The Caribbean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I am a big fan of little Belize. I've been recommending Ambergris Caye, Belize's Caribbean face, for years and, more recently, the country's Cayo District for its back-to-basics self-resilient lifestyle.

How To Open A Bank Account Offshore

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.29.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

On one hand, international banking is more challenging all the time. On the other hand, it's increasingly simple: You can't open a new account anywhere...and good luck spending the money you've already got in any existing accounts.

9 Reasons Why Expats Are Still Flocking To Mexico

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.26.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

With more than a million U.S. expats settled in south of the border, Mexico is the most popular choice for North Americans looking for a better life overseas.

Exploring Poland's Culture Capital -- Krakow's Market Square

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Bookstores, universities, market squares, and cafés are four things that make a city worth spending time in. In Krakow last week we happened upon the building that housed the world's first bookshop, opened in 1610 and still operating as a bookstore today.

The Czech City Of Prague Is Full Of Character And Quirks

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If I were to choose one word to describe Paris, it would be romantic. If I were to choose one word to describe Prague, a city often compared to Paris, it would be cynical ... in a good way.

A Breakdown Of Costs For Those Who Want To Retire Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Could you afford to retire how you want wherever you want? The opportunity for you to do just that could be greater than you might imagine.

Everything You Need To Retire Or Invest In This Beautiful Caribbean Nation

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For me, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the direction of the one-room Belize City airport, I was smitten.

Why An Attorney Is So Important When Buying Property Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The rules to do with buying a piece of real estate change when you leave the developed world and enter the emerging one. No, that's not right. It's not that the rules change. It's that, in the undeveloped world, there are no rules.

11 Things To Know Before You Rent Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.09.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When trying a place on for size, to determine whether it might be the overseas retirement haven with your name on it, we say: Rent before you buy. Maybe rent, period.

The Best Way To Shop For -- And Ultimately Find -- Property Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.01.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Google is generally recognized today as the answer to every question, but there are exceptions to that Internet Age fundamental and one of them has to do with shopping for real estate overseas.

This Paradise May Be The Best Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I wasn't in Chelsea when I awoke this morning but Lisbon. My brain's so foggy with jet-lag, though, that, when I opened my eyes, I wasn't sure at first where I was.

Here's Why The Panama Canal Expansion Has Everyone Excited

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're wondering where the cash comes from to fund the seemingly boundless public works projects in the works here in Panama, look no further than the sliver of water that bisects the isthmus just west of Panama City ... the Panama Canal.

Why I Feel More American Living Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

'Do I feel more or less American living overseas?' I get this question a lot. I've been living outside the States for 18 years, and, to answer the question I'm so often asked, I've never felt more American than I do today.

7 Places You Can't Miss If It's Your First Time In Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two expat friends in Panama are planning their first-ever trip to Paris. What should they be sure to see and do, they've asked me. In response, here is a bucket list for Paris virgins.