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 your nest egg won’t be up to snuff, then check out these posts from our blog about the benefits of living abroad during retirement.

Is Travel the Solution?

Going abroad can change your life in a lot of ways. The biggest impact? Your finances. Check out these articles to learn more:

Living Abroad-Make It Happen

Convinced retiring abroad is the right choice for you and yours? Now’s the time to hit the ground running, even if you’re years away from retirement. Here’s how:

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Before you ponder if retiring abroad is right for you, you have to face the facts. Here are some other resources to learn from:

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2 Responses to Is Living Abroad Your Retirement Fix?

  1. Smile If You Dare February 5, 2018 at 10:46 PM #

    Some important items aside from cost of living (for US people):

    1. Social Security. Can you get it when living abroad? Check out the rules.

    2. Medicare. Does not cover you outside of the U.S. You’ll need other insurance.

    3. Green Card: if you hold a U.S. green card, you need to know that there are special rules that apply if you are outside of the U.S. too long

    • Ian Bond February 9, 2018 at 4:05 AM #

      These are good questions and important to understand. Uniquely we have dealt with all three. Here is my perspective:

      1. Social Security can be deposited into overseas bank accounts in many (over 26) countries as I write this.
      2. Medicare does not pay overseas, so most expats usually take advantage of very low cost local medical care and get insurance with a high deductible. Medicare is a ‘worst-case’ alternative then, as you would need to travel home.
      3. My wife has a Green Card and went almost 2 years without returning to the US. her lawyer told us the max time is 1 year. Nevertheless, she was able to renew it with some luck. Be careful with this!

      Excellent point for discussion. Thanks for stopping by!

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