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Best Places to Retire

Baby Boomers' Interest In Retiring Overseas Is Growing

InvestmentNews | Mary Beth Franklin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

It seems that interest in retiring overseas is growing as some aging baby boomers review their often-inadequate nest eggs and contemplate creative alt...

The World's Most Affordable Places To Retire

MoneyWatch | ILYCE GLINK | Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty

Americans who dream of a retirement filled with sandy beaches, temperate weather and colorful local life may have another thing coming. That's beca...

The Best-Kept Retirement Secret South Of The Border

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The bottom line is that charming little Loja is no backwater. It's modern and convenient and offers full-city services, all at a remarkably low price. Yet, at the same time, Loja retains a cultural richness that makes it unique in Ecuador and an exceedingly pleasant place to be.

People Who Live in Concrete Houses - Part 1

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Every time we visit friends back in the U.S. we wonder why cheap, sturdy concrete construction isn't the standard... especially in places prone to things like tornadoes and hurricanes where people still live in house that are essentially made of sticks.

'Our Cars Used To Mean Freedom To Us. Now We Feel Liberated From Them'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Our cars used to mean freedom to us. Now we feel liberated from them.

5 Fantastic Reasons To Retire In Uruguay | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty

Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, intrigued me with its historic architecture, plazas, and café culture. Punta del Este, South America's premier beach resort, awakened my senses, with its beautiful beaches and endless menu of activities. The Rocha region, with its palm tree-dotted prairies and pristine Atlantic beaches, filled me with primal wonder.

3 Lovely Places To Retire In Asia (That Are Cheap Too!) | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty

Buying property anywhere as a foreigner always means jumping through a few hoops. But in Asia, there's an added complication: Legal restrictions on how (and if) foreigners can buy property are common. It's a big reason why so many expats in Asia rent instead of buy.

The Perfect Spot To Retire Across The Pond

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

This region is quintessential England, with more than 100 picturesque villages, making it an ideal choice for the retiree who likes history, antiques, outdoor sports, open log fires, and cozy pubs. And, right now, while the sun is shining, is a perfect time to visit to see for yourself all that this region has to offer. Where, specifically, should you consider?

Moving Abroad Won't Stop Change

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Both the numbers of expats and of people renouncing their citizenship seem insignificant in the perspective of the total U.S. population. But both numbers seem enormous when compared to the number of people who were moving abroad or renouncing their citizenship just a few years ago.

The Case For Retiring In Costa Rica

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've a confession to make, and forgive us if you've heard it before: we've become 'serial relocators.' In the 12 years that we've been writing for International Living, we've called seven locations in four different countries home. We've gotten used to moving every few years to different places that offer something special to expats seeking new opportunities and adventures abroad.

Retire To One Of The Most Affordable And Interesting Places In The World

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thailand is one of the most affordable and interesting places in the world to think about retiring. One challenge, though, for the foreign retiree, can be culture shock. No question, Thailand is an exotic option. Thais take for granted behaviors that would take you and me by surprise... and Thais say and do things that you and I would never say and do.

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Uruguay?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

From the terrace of their spacious penthouse apartment overlooking the shady street below and the wide, sandy beach beyond, Roger and Candy explain why they love living in Montevideo, Uruguay...

5 Great Reasons To Retire To Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

I wouldn't exactly call it a rivalry, but retirees and vacationers alike tend to fall into one of two categories; those who go west in Costa Rica, especially to Jaco (the closest beach town to the international airport) and those who head east to the Carib. And this, of course, makes perfect sense...

The Nuts and Bolts: What You Need to Know About Retiring in Uruguay

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

While Uruguay is a small country geographically, it offers a lot of diversity... colonial cities, sparkling beach towns and resorts, small country towns and the sophistication of Montevideo. And for all this, the cost of living is affordable.

Why Consider Uruguay for Your Retirement Home?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Looking for a safe place to spend your retirement years? A place with a temperate climate, excellent health care and a stable economy?

The One Thing You Will Eliminate By Retiring Overseas | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty

Whether coming with suitcases or loading a container, people relocating abroad fret about what to bring along on their new adventure. Precious keepsakes, favorite books and photos... there's only so much room. Well, I can recommend eliminating one thing.

The One Thing You Must Be Prepared For When Retiring Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Bottom line, be prepared, at some time during your first year in your new home, perhaps even during the first month or two, to wonder what in the world you've done. No, this wasn't crazy, and it wasn't a mistake. Wait it out. The panic will pass. Just on the other side is the life you came to find.

Your Best 'First World' Latin America Retirement Option

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Living in Latin America can be a challenge. And if you're up for the challenge and adventure of it all, you're the perfect candidate for the wonderful lifestyle it affords. If you love the Latin lifestyle, but your lifestyle needs lean toward more of the 'First World' amenities you may be used to in the U.S. or Canada, we have a suggestion for you...

LOOK: The World's Top 21 Residency Havens

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty

Most countries want to attract tourism dollars and so they make it easy for people to visit -- so long as they plan to leave again within a specific t...

LOOK: 5 Best Beach Towns For Retirement

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty

Do your retirement dreams involve more surf than turf? Then we have five beach towns that are perfect for you! These five towns are the best places to...

How My Quality Of Life Has Changed Since Retiring Abroad | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

Six years into my expat life, I look forward to downsizing. In fact, last year I bought a small, manageable, lock-and-leave property in Guanajuato, in the Colonial Highlands. It's a far cry from what I thought I wanted when I first moved to Mexico...

25 Top Places To Retire Rich

Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty

If you made your millions and don't have to penny pinch as a retiree, Forbes has just the list for you. The business magazine ranks the 25 best places...

6 Cheap (Or Even Free) Travel Accommodations

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Thinking about retiring overseas but concerned you might make a less-than-worthy choice because you can't afford to visit all the places on your wish list before you make your final decision?

Want To Retire Overseas? Here Are The 6 Most Expat-Friendly Destinations

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty

Retiring overseas may seem like a dream come true, but many people worry about making friends in foreign countries, far from loved ones. But they need...

Why We Moved to Vilcabamba, Ecuador | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

When we get up in the morning, the day is ours. Don't change your lifestyle to suit someplace else; find a place that fits the lifestyle you truly want.