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Category: Retirement

17 Sep
Panama Feels Just Like Home

Our Lives Are International, But Panama Feels Just Like Home

Touching down in Panama yesterday, after five weeks on the road, I embraced the strong sense I felt of coming home. Technically, Lief and I live nowhere. Official empty nesters since our son graduated high school, we’re footloose and fancy-free… with the frequent-flyer accounts to prove it. We hold residency in Panama but are no […]

13 Sep
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What Everyone Should Know About Emergencies Offshore

What If The Doomsdayers Are Right? Here’s How To Prepare For The Worst Last year my pregnant niece, her husband, and baby had to be rescued from a second-story window during Hurricane Harvey in Texas. They climbed out of the window, dropped down into a boat, and rode to safety. After the hurricane passed, they [...]
10 Sep
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3 Things You’ll Need If You’re Deciding To Retire Overseas

Live From Las Vegas—Here's The Scene At This Year's Retire Overseas Conference "The world is alive with opportunity. "Specifically, in the context of this Retire Overseas Conference, the world is alive with opportunity for an interesting, rich, full, adventure-filled, and, sometimes, very affordable retirement in a place that is welcoming, beautiful, friendly, and engaging." "That's [...]
16 Aug
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How To Seek Out New Peers When You Move Overseas

Tips For Finding Your Peers When Living Abroad After living overseas for 20 years now, I've lost touch with all of my old friends in the States except one. The main reason I'm able to stay in contact with that one is he lives near Washington, D.C. where we visit at least once a year, [...]
16 Jul
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Finally, A “How To Retire Overseas” Plan Anyone Can Afford

Where Shall I Send Your Copy Of My Wife's New Book? Several weeks ago, a brand-new, updated, and expanded edition of my wife's "How To Retire Overseas" book was published by Penguin Random House. It's now on bookstore shelves across America... and, of course, Kathleen and I very much hope you'll want to read it. [...]
18 Jun
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I Can Show You How To Retire Without Social Security Checks

It’s Official—Social Security Is Running Out Of Funds... Here's What You Need To Do Now The Social Security Administration will have to begin dipping into its trust fund this year... and the fund will run dry in 16 years. That's the official proclamation of the report published last week. What does this mean for folks [...]
12 Apr
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Purpose: Your New Life Overseas Won’t Last Without It

How Not To Become A Complaining Drunk In Your New Life Overseas When I ask attendees at conferences what they've got planned after they've made their moves overseas, many tell me they intend to play a lot of golf... or go deep-sea fishing every day. While those activities can be fun... and you could do [...]