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Best Places to Retire Overseas

My Most Memorable Days as an Expat in Uruguay

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

More than once I thought, This scene would be perfect for a Norman Rockwell print. I felt like I had gone back in time to a rural American experience, where life was simpler and perhaps more innocent.

'Our Friends Didn't Understand Why We Wanted to Move Overseas'

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

I couldn't be 100% certain, but I think my mother was in tears when I called to tell her that we were moving to Costa Rica. Most of our friends didn't believe us when we told them. Others just couldn't understand why anyone would want to live outside the United States.

5 Easy Ways To Fund A Comfortable Lifestyle Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There are many ways to make a living overseas. You can start your own business, buy an existing business, become a real estate investor, do online trading, teach yoga, pet sit... the sky is the limit. And where there's a will, there's a way. We've done it, and you can do it, too...

What Would Happen If EVERYBODY Were an Expat?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There is a radical difference between spending a relaxing week or two in the spot of your dreams and being there long enough to miss the Wednesday night league at the Royal Lanes or Friday evening happy hour at Sarge's Lounge.

How To Live A Simpler And Less Costly Life In Costa Rica

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Jill Hill turned 70 not long ago, but looks at least 10 years younger. She has the energy of someone 30 years younger. And the happy optimism of someone 50 years younger... In Jill's world, life is good. Excellent, in fact. But it wasn't always that way.

A Day of Exploring in the Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was nearly 3 p.m. and we hadn't had lunch yet. We'd been so taken with the shady cobblestone streets and the facades of the ancient buildings (OK, and the statues in the plaza and the many colorful little shops) that we'd forgotten to eat. And now we were starving.

REVEALED: 6 Places Where You Can Retire On $1,250 A Month Or Less

Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

Retiring overseas may seem fanciful, but the low cost of living in many foreign countries makes a home abroad seem more manageable. Don't take our wor...

Confessions of a Serial Relocator: Why You Should Ignore These Countries

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When it comes to quality of life -- which is, after all, the thing that most people are looking for when they think about retiring or living abroad -- we find that comparing countries is far too difficult.

JUST IN: The 21 Best Places In The World To Retire

Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty

Where's the best place in the world to retire? Is it Abruzzo, Italy or maybe Cayo, Belize? The truth? Only you can decide. But to help anyone who migh...

Why There's No Better Place To Retire Than Latin America

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you're old enough to collect Social Security, there may be no better place to live right now than Latin America.

The Most Beautiful Retirement Spot In The Caribbean

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

As we bobbed in the warm cerulean sea off the coast of the Dominican Republic, a stately row of palm trees on the beach our only companions, we couldn't help thinking about how misguided Christopher Columbus had been.

Your Ticket To Living Cheap In Some Of The World's Most Exotic Locales

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you like spending time in the garden, love to eat healthy, organic food, and enjoy traveling, there's a way to combine these passions. Best of all, you can do all this for free.

Why You Should Consider Retiring In Nicaragua

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

There may be no better place to retire in Nicaragua than Granada.

Not Everyone Will Understand (And That's Okay)

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Chances are very good that your friends and family aren't going to understand. When you tell them you're thinking about moving to a new country for your retirement, their responses will likely range from bemusement to shock and horror. They'll think you've lost your grounding and are over-indulging in fantasy... or, worse, that you've flat out lost your mind.

Uno, Dos, Tres... It's Not So Hard

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

So, you're thinking of retiring to Latin America, are you? Then you'd best learn some Spanish. At least a little, por favor. Pantomime works, yes, but only so far -- and at what damage to your self-respect?)

Is This The World's Best Retirement Spot?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The poshest and most popular Central Valley destination -- for foreigners and locals alike -- is Escazú, just a few miles west of San José. Several foreign embassies are located here, as are the residences of the U.S. and British ambassadors, and you're as likely to hear English spoken as Spanish.

The Difference Between Residency and Citizenship

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Residency and citizenship are not the same things. This is one of the most common causes of confusion we've found among future expats. You don't give up citizenship in your home country when you move to another country.

Live The Good Life Overseas On Social Security Alone

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

So can you live a good life on your Social Security income when you live overseas? Yes. We know people who are doing it. And while no one is happy about the idea of budget cuts to Social Security and Medicare... frankly we're not worried. Our retirement strategy has always been to do just what we're doing now. Live better for less overseas. Now that's security!

The Best Place To Retire In The Caribbean?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Yep, if you've got a yen for island living, we can't think of any island that delivers more than this one.

The 6 Best Latin American Countries For A Stress-Free Retirement (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty

Ever dreamed of retiring to a tropical paradise? With the low cost of living and vibrant expat communities of many countries south of the border, some...

10 Relaxing European Destinations For A Stress-Free Retirement (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty

Do you dream of spending your golden years drinking wine in the Loire Valley, exploring the dramatic coastal cliffs of Ireland, or surrounded by the m...

5 Ways To Get Your Spouse Onboard With Retiring Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.02.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

You want to retire overseas, for instance -- to that sublime stretch of beach or sun-dappled colonial village -- but your significant other says "no way, Jose." Whatever can you do?

Want To Retire Overseas? Ask Yourself This Question First

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Over the last 11 years of living throughout Latin America, we've missed lots of things we had back in the States. Just one example... roasted red peppers packed in olive oil. Eight brands in the supermarket back home... none in the first two countries we lived in.

Why Retiring Overseas Makes You A Genius

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The Internet is a wonderful thing. From a small condo high in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, we can view properties for sale in Omaha, Nebraska. During winter, this is the perfect way to see properties in Omaha if you no longer own a parka and mukluks.

The Overseas Retirement Locales With The Best Weather

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Of course, weather is a subjective thing. For reasons we've never been able to understand, some people actually prefer snow and ice. Others, again for reasons unknown to us, long for the kind of weather you find inside a sauna.