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Best Places to Retire

The Most Gay-Friendly Retirement Cities In The U.S.

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Today we're taking a look at gay-friendly retirement locations. It turns out that it's a myth that most gay people live in a handful of well-known urban neighborhoods like the Castro in San Francisco or Chelsea in New York City. You can go back to the 2000 Census and learn that same-sex couples live in 99 percent of U.S. counties.

The 10 Most Dreamy Islands To Retire On In America

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Ever dreamed about retiring to an island? Whenever I see a travel commercial with sand and water, it gets me going. The camera will zoom in behind a couple sitting in beach chairs watching the sunset with the sound of nothing but seagulls.

THIS Is What Retired Expats Do All Day

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

When you retire abroad, you're in a different country and culture -- meeting new friends -- and you finally have time to do all the things you've looked forward to doing. Now from a distance, that can seem an almost intimidating prospect. But it's also an invigorating one.

7 Gorgeous And Incredibly Easy Places To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

In these places, you'll have lots of English speakers to rely on for help and suggestions... Who are the best doctors, where's the best place to buy kitchen appliances, get your computer repaired, and so on. They've been there, done that... they've blazed the trail so you don't have to.

The 2 Most Fabulous Places To Retire South Of The Border

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two top choices for retirement in South America right now are Colombia and Chile. These are two beautiful countries offering diverse lifestyle options from mountain to coastal, small-town to upscale big-city. Thinking more specifically, how do these two destinations compare?

25 Best Cities To Retire In The U.S.

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

There are so many things to consider if you are contemplating a big move for your retirement. While the financial piece will dictate a lot of it, other things are important too like access to friends and family, cost of living, cost of housing, renting or buying, one home or two, and proximity of good healthcare or continuing education. Will you need a car? Is the new area safe?

THIS May Be The Most Beautiful Place To Retire In Europe

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Portugal's Algarve, located at Europe's westernmost tip and boasting 100 miles of Atlantic coastline, could be Europe's most famous secret. This region boasts Europe's best beaches, Europe's best golf courses, some of Europe's friendliest folk, and Western Europe's lowest cost of living. It's also Europe's newest tax haven.

THIS May Be The World's Most Fabulous Place To Retire On A Budget

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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.

How Couples Can Retire In Paradise Overseas For Only $2,000 A Month

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've lived and worked abroad for nearly 13 years now. And we know for certain that in many convenient, never-shovel-snow-again destinations around the world, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, but with a significantly lower cost of living than in the U.S. or Canada.

LOOK: Luxury Seaside Retirement For As Little As $500 Per Month

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Danang, Vietnam is emerging as one of the best places in the world to retire comfortably on a small budget. A couple of retirees could live well in this clean, modern, and cosmopolitan city on a budget of $1,200 per month or less.

Is THIS The Most Beautiful Place To Retire South Of The Border?

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Chiriquí is Panama's farmland. Its broad pastures are dotted with dairy cows, and you'll find beef cattle ranches and horse stables. Rocky rivers and winding streams crisscross a landscape overlooked by Barú Volcano and the Continental Divide. I guess it reminds me of the countryside of New Jersey and New York State, where I grew up, except for the palm trees! So how did I end up here?

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.

15 Top Places To Retire With Your Dog

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you love dogs, you'll be thinking about where you retire with an additional filter. Is the city or town friendly to Fido? Are there active 50+ communities that are especially tailored to pets?

Retirement Overseas: Are We All Just Waiting for the Grim Reaper?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

San Miguel is a more affordable place to live than is Santa Fe. And for many years now, San Miguel has been one of the top destinations on the "retire overseas circuit." We lived there ourselves for a few years and we'd happily return to this enchanted place where life is slow and easy, and filled with art, music, literature, and like-minded company.

The Retirement Destinations Even Your Grandkids Will Love To Visit

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Today with cell phones, texting, Skype and the relative ease of air travel (OK, I know the security lines are awful but I'm referring to all the flight options), living in different parts of the country than your grandchildren can work. But, if you want a few extra visits, you might want to consider being near certain locations as a bit of a draw.

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.

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Travel Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.

The 5 Best -- And 5 Worst -- States To Retire In

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The folks at Bankrate.com have just released their annual list of The Best States to Retire — an...

The Most Exciting Way To Retire -- And How To Afford It

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com A new memoir chronicles a couple’s bold decision to travel the globe without a permanent place to call home. In ...

What's Enough in the Land of Everything?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

After more than a dozen years living abroad, the U.S. seems pretty exotic to us now. And we aren't kidding.

10 Reasons Florida Will Always Be The Best State To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When I was kid, my grandparents left Long Island and moved to Florida. At first, I was incredulous. My grandparents moved so far away from me! (I had really thought that their world revolved around me. Apparently not.) But when we took our first trip down to visit them on a school break, I began to like the idea of having grandparents in Florida.

5 Reasons Retirees Need Vacations Too

Next Avenue | Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine When someone works or is a student, taking time off to travel or relax at home is considered a neces...

How Retirement Planning Can Leave You Feeling Like Goldilocks

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As we start contemplating our retirement, many of us will opt to move. Some of us will stay in the same town and move to smaller digs, others will finally move to that new dream location or someplace where our dollars will go further. Figuring out the perfect location is a big challenge and no one place is right for everyone. But, rest assured, there is a lid for every pot.

The Most Charming Old World City To Retire In

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The first thing that strikes many about Barcelona is how quickly and easily you can explore the city, Spain's second-biggest, thanks to its compact, well-laid-out design. And, indeed, there is so much to explore, including fantastic art and architecture from pre-Roman to Modernista, plus galleries, monuments, theaters, restaurants, and shopping. In addition, you have easy access to the beautiful Costa Brava to the north and the Costa Dorada to the south.

Eight Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Overseas Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you're thinking about moving overseas and you want to find the place that's right for you, we'd recommend you have a list of your wants and needs. Don't settle for any place that doesn't match up.