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The Tropical Retirement Hot Spot Right On The Equator

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

We've all heard stories about people retiring and moving to some far-flung place in a tropical paradise for pennies. But are there really places where people can live the good life for less than half of what it would cost in the US? Is it really possible?

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.

LOOK: The Top 5 Retirement Havens In The Americas In 2014

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Where is the best place in the world to retire? That's a tricky question to answer, so I suggest coming at this from a different angle. Rather than trying to identify the world's top retirement haven, consider instead who's best suited to retire where.

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.

7 Places You Can Retire For $1,200 Or Less

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If budget is a top concern, following are seven destinations where you should be focusing your attention. You could live in each of these places on a budget of $1,200 per month or less. (Note, coincidentally, that that's the amount of the average Social Security payment.)

Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador: What You're Not Being Told!

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

In the past few years, more and more people seem to have gone crazy about Ecuador and, particularly, about the charming and lively city of Cuenca.

Are These The 2 Best Places To Retire South of The Border?

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Cuenca, Ecuador, and Medellin, Colombia, are two of the top retirement options in Latin America right now. Which is better? Which one might be the right place for you to think about retiring overseas? Trying to answer those questions requires drawing some comparisons.

How I Found My Dream Retirement Locale

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Retiring beyond Cleveland was one thing. Retiring overseas was something else entirely, an idea that, when she began planning for her retirement, didn't even occur to Alice.

Retire Overseas On $1,200 A Month? Yes, Really

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One thing to remember about Ecuador is that this country uses the U.S. dollar. For an American retiree, this means it's easier to understand what things really cost; it's easier to keep track of what you're really spending, month to month; and, very important, you don't have any currency-exchange risk.

5 Top Overseas Retirement Spots For 2013

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You can live in one place on a monthly budget of $1,100.