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8 Netflix Films to Watch with Your Kids Before January 1

Today's Mama | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Lots of films are being retired from NetFlix on January 1. Here's what to watch with your kids right now, and what to watch after they go to bed: Wit...

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Norm Schriever

First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?

What Are Expats Running From?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Let's face it, dumping your old life and taking off to live -- even part time -- in Ecuador or Belize or any other likely foreign haven is not what most folks do. They may dream about it. But actually doing it is not something most folks seriously consider. It isn't what most people would call "normal."

The Question Every Retiree Overseas Has To Ask

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

Pizza is essentially comfort food. For many, if not most, U.S. citizens, it carries with it a lifetime of associations with happy times and full stomachs... parties and get togethers, congenial late-night work sessions, relaxing weekends watching sports, special evenings at that favorite little Italian restaurant with family and friends.

We Call it the Rashomon Effect

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

No matter what you read, no matter what you hear, no matter what you see on TV or YouTube, if you're making a decision as big as moving or retiring abroad, you HAVE to get your boots on the ground in the places you're most interested in and experience them for yourself.

The City That Has Captivated Us Like No Other

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

We are in love. There's no other way to put it. Yes, of course, we are in love with each other, and after living two years abroad without a home base, it's definitely been tested. But now my husband Tim and I have added a third party to what some call our two-person cult: Paris, France.

Are There Actually Too Many 'Gringos' Retiring Overseas?

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

With more U.S. and Canadian citizens moving overseas to retire and retry their lives, it was probably inevitable that we'd hear more complaints from expats about... expats.

What Latin America Does A Whole Lot Better Than The U.S.

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

When it comes to celebrating, the U.S. and Canada are absolutely sedate as compared to Latin America (and most of the rest of the developing world, for that matter). People may not have 'things' like we do, but they know how to throw a party!

Making Friends Is Easier Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

As expats go, we're very lucky in a number of ways. But one of the best things we have going for us is that we are each other's best friend.

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.

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.

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.

Many Americans Give Up Idea Of Retiring

Albuquerque Business First | Gary Gerew | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty

A new survey by HSBC shows that 18 percent of people in the U.S. don’t think they will ever be able to fully retire. The survey also found that amo...

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.

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.

Retire Early Thanks To Obamacare?

Market Watch | Michael Kitces | Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty

As the health insurance exchanges approach their first open enrollment date in early October, millions may find themselves with access to health insur...

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.

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.

3 Lovely Places To Retire In Asia (That Are Cheap Too!)

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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.

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.

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...

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.

The One Thing You Will Eliminate By Retiring Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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.

How My Quality Of Life Has Changed Since Retiring Abroad

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

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...