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5 of the Best Places to Retire Abroad

When I Google “best retirement cities,” most of the posts make me laugh. They recommend retirement destinations like Wenatchee, Washington and Portland, Maine. Sure, those places are much more affordable than the Chicago suburbs. But is Wenatchee where you want to spend the rest of your life? A lot of people are making compromises these […]

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Is Living Abroad Your Retirement Fix?

Retiring abroad has always been a draw for certain people. Spend your Golden Years relaxing on the beach and drinking margaritas. Encourage your kids and grandkids to come visit when they’re on vacation. It paints a nice picture. But living abroad is starting to take on another new appeal for people approaching retirement. If you’re worried […]

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5 Positive Side Effects of Moving Abroad

I’m generally a very positive person but some time ago I sensed I was becoming less so. I noticed I was not consciously as grateful as usual. In fact, I even looked at others with some envy. This all changed very dramatically when I moved overseas in 2014.   What I really realized is that by relocating overseas I could almost totally reinvent […]

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Three Reasons To Retire Early Overseas

  In speaking with my friends still living in the U.S., many have now started to consider retiring abroad sooner, rather than later. They have done the traditional retirement math and it doesn’t work. However, today there is a little different notion of “retirement”. People don’t want to scrimp today for something so far in […]

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Worried About Retirement? Time to Move Abroad

Are you a late-career professional with a less than stellar nest egg? You’re worried about retirement, and you’re not alone. The financial crisis hit us all hard, but there are still ways to find a retirement fix. One of my favorite options: moving abroad. Here’s why and how it could become your retirement fix. Lower Cost […]

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Your Retirement Fix: Stop Listening to Your Own Excuses

    I’ve written extensively on this blog and elsewhere about how you can fix your retirement, no matter your age, debt, or living situation. I’ve led by example, pulling myself away from the brink of bankruptcy using my own strategy. But I know there are some readers with tools in hand, who will never […]

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