We valued the religious tradition we had known growing up in Texas. Warm, welcoming people who cared for one another and believed they could make a difference in the world around them. So why does Texas today feel like a foreign country?
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Expat communities tend to include all expats, not just retirees. Expat communities form in places around the world based on common ties such as language and culture, not age. In communities overseas, younger executives, teachers, writers and the self-employed mix with retirees.
One of the most momentous events of our later years is leaving the workforce. Putting retirement on the front burner brings most of us face to face with change on a major scale.
The only thing more maddening than the media's refusal to cover the retirement crisis is the fact that most of us don't realize that our eggs aren't in the right baskets.
The quiet retirement revolution of the 401(k) has the potential for negative consequences if workers save too little, raid accounts for non-retirement spending and fail to understand the significant risks that they bear under the system.
The thought of leaving something they've known for so long can be a scary one. Certainty and a routine that has been in place for decades will no longer exist. One might wonder, "What will I do with my time?"
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.
Let's talk about how we are going to live in the future. I don't want to be relocated to a place where I have no friends and where I don't know anyone. Maybe we should start putting a plan together now.
"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.
10. Yard Sale this Weekend! I'll man the table in the Piazza 8am-till noon. MASSive bargains!
When you're preparing to move overseas it's a good time to assess your personal financial situation. Decide if your current bank and current credit cards are the best for an expat.
You can study all the collected data, analyze real estate statistics, crunch the cost-of-living numbers, study weather patterns and more, but nothing surpasses your gut instinct when it comes to choosing a place to live.
Playtex knows that in America sex can sell almost anything -- even toilet paper. So the logical next question is, of course, can it sell the GOP? And recent events make it look like Republicans are desperate enough to find out.
We all fear changes in our lives, and most of us associate change with negative results. That's why I like to re-frame the idea of change by pointing out that without change, nothing in this world would ever get better.