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Brazil Islands For Sale–From $217,000

Have you ever pictured yourself lounging on a tropical island, totally secluded, with only the sounds of nature to disturb the silence? Watching faraway ships passing by as the sun sets over the water? Living totally “off the grid” when you choose to get away from the stress of the world? If so, I’ve found […]

Brazil Beachfront: A Beach House For $30,000

Clear tropical waters, great beaches, and perfect weather…combined with a safe environment and low property prices. That’s how I’d sum up the state of Paraíba in northeastern Brazil. Paraíba’s capital city, João Pessoa, is a clean, modern, and cheerful city of 670,000 that has miles of popular beaches. Its boardwalk is busy with joggers, strollers, […]

The TV Trap

Dear International Living Reader, “I’m beginning to regret having this thing put in our living room,” Suzan said last night. “I know what you mean,” I said, but I stayed right there on the couch and kept watching the television. It’s yet another reminder to be careful what you wish for. After several years of […]

Costa Rica Real Estate Tour: How to Cash in on the Next Boom Zone

  Costa Rica Real Estate Tour: How to Cash in on the Next Boom Zone If you read Ronan McMahon’s Costa Rica Real Estate Boom article last week, you’ll remember he mentioned an area in Southern Costa Rica where you’ll find excellent investment opportunities. The only problem is that Setena, the authority that issues environmental […]

The Three Things You Must Know to Get a French Mortgage

Don’t forget to take advantage of our $99 clearance offer for our Ultimate Event Home Workshop–the entire recordings of our Ultimate Event. Click here to order today. Dear International Living Reader, Right now is a good time to be looking at buying a home in France, be it on the Riviera, Paris’ Left Bank or […]

Explore Southern Italy on a Shoestring Budget

The dolce vita in southern Italy’s historic centers doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Dear International Living Reader, If you want to live like royalty without breaking the bank, try Puglia in the heel of Italy. Here you can find ancient palaces and mansions to stay in, and food fit for an emperor–at prices to […]

Turn Your Dreams Into a Reality Overseas

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 Read more about Ecuador in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, “It’s the mountains,” I said to Suzan as we sat on our hotel balcony in Cotacachi admiring the soaring Andean peaks. “It’s the beach,” Suzan said the next day as we walked in the surf with our […]

Turn Your Dreams Into a Reality Overseas

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 Read more about Ecuador in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, “It’s the mountains,” I said to Suzan as we sat on our hotel balcony in Cotacachi admiring the soaring Andean peaks. “It’s the beach,” Suzan said the next day as we walked in the surf with our […]

Another Chance to Make Big Profits in Costa Rica…But You Must Act Now

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 Read more about Costa Rica in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, Wish you had a time machine? I just might be able to help you out on that! Back in the early 1980s, IL recommended buying real estate in northern Costa Rica. Readers who took this advice […]

A $102,000 Condo on Ecuador’s Most Popular Beach

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 Salinas, Ecuador I’ve just returned from a scouting trip to Ecuador where I took a look at the real estate opportunities in and around Salinas. I focused mainly on an early-in beachfront deal in a popular beach resort. Less than a two-hour drive from the international airport in Guayaquil, Salinas is […]

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at International Living

Dear International Living Reader, Thanksgiving is, at its heart, an expat holiday. More than 300 years ago, a small group of English expats held a feast to celebrate their survival after several harsh winters in a strange new land. They’d left England for various reasons, and they found themselves in a place with its own […]

How One Couple Lives on $600 a Month in the Perfect Retirement Spot

Just like clock above the town park with hands permanently stopped at 1:07, time stands still here. Dear International Living Reader, Lee and Peg Carper aren’t your typical retired couple. Not by a long shot. For one thing, they’re younger than most retirees–he’s 56 and she’s 53. They don’t golf or bridge; they don’t take […]

Now is the Time to Buy Beachfront Property in Ecuador

Expats have not yet discovered the really affordable beachfront condos here Prior to my trip to the coastal areas, all my mental imagery of Ecuador was confined to the highlands–cold nights, snow-capped peaks, high altitude, women in shawls with babies in colourful blankets, and men with plaits. I had never really given Ecuador beachfront any […]

Get More for Your Dollar in Mexico Right Now

Dear International Living Reader, First, the dollar and now the peso. The Mexican peso has steadily weakened over the past months, thanks to worries that a deepening economic crisis in the U.S. could push Mexico into recession. In recent weeks the peso has sunk to its lowest rates since 1994, after which Mexico’s government cut […]

Merida Winter: The Best Time of Year

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 Read more about living overseas in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, “The weather here is perfect,” our friend said. She’s a co-worker from the States, and she’d come down to help out with our Live and Invest in Mexico seminar in Merida, Mexico. It was the night […]

Get a Head Start on Mexico Networking

Nov. 13, 2008 Campeche, Mexico Not yet a subscriber to Mexico Insider? Read how to become one and get all the best information on living in Mexico! Hola Mexico Insiders, Most people who move to Mexico eventually make a circle of friends in the city they relocate to. Sometimes they make friends right away. Other […]

Panama a Top-notch Place to Do Business in 2009

Nov. 12, 2008 Panama City, Panama Not yet a subscriber to Panama Insider? Find out how to sign up here. Dear Panama Insider, You’ve heard the buzz about business in Panama…but as we look toward 2009, is investing in Panama still a good idea? The World Bank indicates the answer is a solid “yes.” According […]

“Everything They Say Is True!”

Don’t miss out! Get your audio recordings from the Live and Invest in Mexico seminar for the special price of $199, if you book before midnight Friday. Order here today! Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Years ago, Carolyn found a copy of International Living that someone had left behind in an airport. […]

On-the-scene Videos From Merida, Mexico

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Winton Churchill has the crowd buzzing at the Live and Invest in Mexico seminar in Merida, Mexico. Why? Because it’s his business to help people find out what they’re really good at and make money from it, no matter where on Earth they live. Attendee Carl Hamilton […]

Now Online: A Coastal Town Where You Can Golf for $10 a Month

Nov. 5, 2008 Panama City, Panama Not yet a subscriber to Panama Insider? Find out how to sign up here. Dear Panama Insider, What’s your idea of a perfect day? Imagine waking up to the sound of gently rolling waves. The view from your window is a burst of color…the turquoise and indigo-striped water, red […]

Insurance That’s Interesting?

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, If you’ve never heard Tuey Murdock talk about insurance, you’re missing out. I’m not kidding. Insurance isn’t normally a topic that keeps people on the edge of their seats, but Tuey specializes in title insurance for foreign properties. What she doesn’t know about making sure your beach […]

Be Prepared

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 “Congratulations.” I heard this from more than one of my Mexican friends last Wednesday. They were congratulating me on the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States of America…something they were genuinely glad to see. I accepted their sentiments and good wishes. I was genuinely glad to see […]

Healthful Living in the Land of Eternal Spring

Oct. 2, 2008 Panama City, Panama Not yet a subscriber to Panama Insider? Find out how to sign up here. Dear Panama Insider, The Boqueteños, the people of Boquete, have a secret. Many of them live into their hundredth year, and in good health. Can you get healthy, too, by moving here? Maybe so—we’ve talked […]

Comfortable, Convenient, Cost-Effective…Have It All

Sept. 24, 2008 Panama City, Panama Not a subscriber to Panama Insider? Sign up here. Dear Panama Insider, Picture a place where rolling hills sprout lush greenery and flowering patches as far as the eye can see. A place where cool mornings bring a fine mist and afternoons smell of grass and sunshine. Now picture […]

Good News and Bad for Investors

Sept. 10, 2008 Panama City, Panama Subscribe to Panama Insider here. Dear Panama Insider, As you know, there are many investors coming to Panama to pursue the country’s many opportunities. One upcoming opportunity is the sale by auction of one of Panama City’s most recognizable landmarks, the Atlapa Convention Center in the San Francisco district. […]

The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same

Sept. 3, 2008 Panama City, Panama Find out how to subscribe to Panama Insider here. Dear Panama Insider, This month we celebrate the anniversary of Panama Insider and look back on another year in this country. This whirring “Hub of the Americas” keeps motoring forward…even while it manages to conserve the appeal that draws so […]

Your November Issue Is Now Online

November 6, 2008 Campeche, Mexico Hola Mexico Insiders, Late September found me enjoying a perfect fall day in Rosarito, Baja, Calif. Sunny, temperatures in the low 80s° F., a light breeze blowing…you get the picture. Rosarito has the same climate as San Diego, an hour to the north—which is considered one of the best in […]

Live in the Perfect Retirement Spot for Less Than $600 a Month

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Lee and Peg Carper live in Cotacachi, a small village in the Ecuadorian Andes. It’s beautiful here—often referred to as the Mayberry of the Andes, and located just two hours north of Ecuador’s capital, Quito. Lee and Peg don’t worry about stretching their retirement dollars in their […]

Not Just for Wheeler-dealers

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 Read more about investing in overseas real estate in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, Will I ever sell my land? I imagine I’ll take some profit on some of it, eventually. Not much, mind you…I don’t have much land to begin with. Just little places here and […]

It’s My Rock-solid Safety Deposit Box

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 Read more about investing in overseas real estate in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, It’s not a big piece of land. It’s only 30 feet wide. But it’s more than 300 feet deep and runs from the coastal road right down to the beach. My plan was […]

Mexico Is Safe—Despite Drug War

October 30, 2008 Campeche, Mexico Not a subscriber to Mexico Insider? Subscribe to Mexico Insider and get more inside information on all things Mexico. Hola Mexico Insiders, During a recent trip back to my home town in the States, several people laughed ruefully when I said I live in Mexico. They told me, “Good luck […]

Economic Security You Can Touch

Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 Read more about investing overseas in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, When Suzan and I moved to Ecuador in 2001, the country has just gone through the worst financial crisis in its history. The year before, in 2000, the sucre—Ecuador’s national currency—had nose-dived against the U.S. dollar. […]

As the World Squirms…

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 Read more about living overseas in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, The Earth kept spinning last week, even as it shivered and shook itself into a new world order. Western democracies took cues from their Eastern and Southern socialist neighbors and nationalized entire sections of their economies, […]

“Everyone Needs to Hear This, Right Now…”

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Here’s what my wife, Suzan, said to me after listening to the emergency International Living teleconference we held last Friday. “Everyone needs to hear this, Dan. Right now. You have to get this out to people…they have to know.” She’s right. The background on the global financial […]

Tomorrow: Learn How to Survive the Bailout

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Tomorrow evening, you can hear four of the sharpest minds in global wealth management give you their own best advice on how to survive—and prosper—in today’s chaotic financial and political situation. Bob Bauman, Larry Grossman, Joel Nagel, and Ronan McMahon—names you may know from International Living events […]

Update: Emergency “Surviving the Bailout” Teleconference

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Yesterday I told you about our upcoming free teleconference, “Surviving the Bailout.” We now have a date and time, and all systems are go for this important emergency update on how to preserve your wealth and even prosper during what some pundits have called the worst American […]

Surviving the “New World Financial Order”

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 Dear International Living Reader, Our most recent IL event, the Live and Invest Overseas conference in Long Beach, Calif., happened at exactly the same time Congress approved the biggest government (read: “taxpayer”) bailout of private business and finance in history. Yet our attendees were smiling. Part of the reason for their […]

Surviving the Crash…No Bull

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 Read more about investing overseas in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, A friend of mine in the U.S. e-mailed me this morning. “Wish I was anyplace but here right now,” he wrote. “I check my news feeds each day, and I find myself staring at my computer […]

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