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Here's How You Can Afford To Retire In Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living. Step out your door anytime, day or night, and you don't have to travel far to encounter something engaging.

Why This Gay Couple Chose Languedoc, France, For Their New Life Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Alex and his partner Greg were in marketing and advertising in London. In 2003, they decided to leave the rat race and head to France with the thought of making a property investment.

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.

Two Affordable, Turn-Key Retirement Options In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Relocating to a place where your neighbors speak English and share many of your same life experiences and objectives at this stage can ease the transition and make the whole proposition of retiring abroad far less intimidating.

The 13 Pros And Cons Of Living In France

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the things I appreciated most about my years living in France was the opportunity it gave me to sit back and watch the French at work, play, and rest, to experience la vie francaise right alongside them, both la belle and la bête.

This May Be The Most Beautiful Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

No border marks the entry to the Basque region of France, but you'll know when you've crossed it. The most obvious change is the architecture. Every house -- and I don't exaggerate -- is painted white and Basque red. You can buy the paint at any Home Depot-type store, and the can will be labeled 'Basque Red.' In this part of the world, there's just one red.

Why The World's Top Retirement Haven May Not Be For Everyone

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The Retire Overseas Index that my Live and Invest Overseas group published this year ranked Panama as the world's top retirement haven. I'm not alone in this idea. For the past half-dozen years at least, this country has been recognized by many as the best place on earth to think about living or retiring overseas.

Why You Should Retire To The Other South Of France

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Lucy Culpepper's children were ages 6 and 9 when she and her husband decided to take them on a yearlong scouting trip.

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.

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.