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Living in Belize

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.

10 Reasons To Live, Retire, And Invest In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Belize is a little country with a population of fewer than 350,000 people, most all of whom speak English. Part Caribbean, part Central American, it's mostly wide-open spaces with a long coast and a sprinkling of small islands just offshore fringed by white sand and swaying palms.

What You Must Be Aware Of When Retiring In Belize

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.26.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Unlike Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries in the region, Belize has no organized crime. In Belize, no drug cartels are fighting for dominance or control. Luckily, our sleepy little country seems too small to interest those types.

How To Retire In This Welcoming Caribbean Paradise

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.08.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two years ago, Jim and Kathy Suits retired to Belize. Kathy wanted to be living someplace warmer than Tacoma, Washington, where the couple had been living. Jim wanted to be someplace where the government wasn't interfering with his day-to-day life. So Jim and Kathy made a country short list.

Good News From One Of The World's Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Over the past three decades I've been writing about Belize. I've regularly borrowed Morley Shafer's line from the mid-80s, when he traveled to Belize City to film a segment for 60 Minutes."The good news from Belize," Morley said looking up from a little wooden boat in the middle of the Belize River, "is no news from Belize."

How To Live Your Retirement Dream By Splitting Time Between Foreign Countries

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You don't have to choose a single destination for where to launch your new life in retirement in a new country. You can create a kind of cocktail of destinations, choosing to spend your time in not one place but a number of different places where you'd enjoy different weather, different lifestyles, different costs of living, different neighbors and different ways to spend your time.