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Best Places to Retire

5 Great Cities To Retire On Just $30,000 A Year Or Less

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty

Dream of retiring to a beachside city but don't think you can afford it? Think again. A new list unveiled by AARP Magazine says you can live the good ...

2 Of The Most Stunning Places To Retire On The Planet

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Ambergris Caye is Belize's top tourist destination. And it's easy to see why. Turquoise waters, swaying palms... And the longest barrier reef in this hemisphere. The reef system is home to an underwater sinkhole called the Great Blue Hole, and to hundreds of other idyllic islands, snorkel and dive locations. And Ambergris Caye is the jumping off point to it all.

How Retirees In Costa Rica Really Spend Their Days

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

If we'd retired to Paris, I would be lingering over overpriced coffee at a sidewalk café; if it had been the Cotswolds in England, I'd likely be trainspotting. But my husband and I retired to Costa Rica, so I spend a large part of my day sweeping poop out of the house.

The 50 Best Places In The World To Retire

weather.com | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty

American retirees flock to warm-weather states such as Florida, Arizona and Texas. But globally, the best place to spend your old age is just a little...

How To Learn A New Language No Matter What Your Age

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When we first moved to Latin America, back in 2001, our Spanish language skills were minimal. We had what we call 'restaurant and taxi' Spanish, allowing us to get where we were going (usually a restaurant) and order our food once we got there.

8 Reasons Why Florida Is Still The Perfect Retirement Spot

Moira McGarvey | Posted 12.04.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As Baby Boomers begin to turn the corner on one career and move into the next phase of life, research and planning in advance are essential. Many Boomers will start a business, go back to school and volunteer or a combination of all those things. As many as 40 percent of us will move, some to a smaller home in the same area and some to far flung places. Scouting out new locations by going on what I call a Discovery Trip is a great way to learn about the possibilities.

7 Tips For Retiring Overseas As A Single Person

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

The expat lifestyle is not 'for couples only.' We know many single expats living overseas -- and truth be told, many of them are women. They've fearlessly decided to move forward with their retirement dreams, partner or not.

9 Reasons Not To Retire Overseas (And Why They Don't Matter)

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You could launch a more comfortable, more interesting, safe, pleasant, even adventure-filled life in a number of places around the world on a budget of as little as $1,200 per month or less. In some parts of Panama, Colombia, Thailand, Nicaragua, Malaysia, and Ecuador, for example, you could live comfortably on a budget of less than $1,000 per month. I'd be surprised if you can't afford that.

The Perfect Place To Retire On $2,000 A Month

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Mayan ruins, spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, miles of unspoiled coastline, and the Western Hemisphere's longest barrier reef--a paradise for diving, snorkeling and fishing. Belize is a Caribbean playground that is truly blessed by time, nature and culture.

How To Find Work Abroad

Next Avenue | Dinah Wisenberg Brin | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Dinah Wisenberg Brin Greg Miller spent decades in the San Francisco area, starting up businesses ranging from an aud...

A Guide To Tipping In Latin America

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.24.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Bottom line: we have to be very careful that we don't skew the local economy with our homegrown customs. Instead, we need to understand and abide by the local customs. That's why we're here, right?

10 Best Big Cities To Retire Happily In

Market Watch | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

The best places to spend retirement in are safe and affordable, where people are healthy and generally happy. They’re places with economies that off...

A Monster's Invaded Vilcabamba, Ecuador

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

My partner Sue and I didn't know what to think standing there in the gloom and drizzle as two humans helped the monster get itself together. When the humans went away, the monster just stood there, motionless. Every so often, its eyes would change colors.

Retirement Places That Promote Longevity

U.S. News And World Report | EMILY BRANDON | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to predicting how long you are likely to live, the place you live matters. Life expectancy in the U.S. ranges from 85 years for women in...

7 Places You Can Retire For $1,200 Or Less

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If budget is a top concern, following are seven destinations where you should be focusing your attention. You could live in each of these places on a budget of $1,200 per month or less. (Note, coincidentally, that that's the amount of the average Social Security payment.)

The Most Affordable Place To Retire South Of The Border

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Are prices going up in Latin America? Yes. They never go down anywhere, do they? Unless, of course, there is a housing crisis such as the U.S. experienced in recent years. But still, places like Ecuador remain a bargain.

10 Things You Should Know About Retiring To Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For the past decade or longer, Panama has been recognized as one of the world's top retirement havens, top offshore havens, and top tax havens. And, still, today, no question -- Panama remains one of the best places in the world to think about living or retiring overseas. However, today's Panama is a very different place from the Panama of 10 years ago.

People Who Live in Concrete Houses - Part 2

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've done remodels on several places in Latin America now, and each time, we vow not to be present while the tear-out is being done. So far, for reasons we cannot fathom, we haven't managed to do that yet.

Top Metro Areas For Retirees

USA Today | Rodney Brooks | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty

Baby Boomers are rediscovering the city as they prepare to retire. They are shedding the big homes and even the cars in search of communities where...

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

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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.