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Fund Your Life Overseas

A Road Trip and Artisan Furniture…Adventures in Learning Spanish

A Road Trip and Artisan Furniture…Adventures in Learning Spanish

You want to move abroad. You want to retire, buy a second home, or expose your grandchildren to a different environment, or start a business overseas. But...but...the language. How will you ever get a job, run a business, or make friends if you can't speak the language?

“A Luxurious Life Without Having to Empty My Bank Account”

“A Luxurious Life Without Having to Empty My Bank Account”

"I had only planned on living in Santa Marta for a year to improve my Spanish," explains Lisa Anderson, "but seven years and two daughters later I am loving my life here." It´s easy to understand why Lisa loves living in Colombia's up-and-coming Caribbean coastal city.

I Can Write From Anywhere in the World…and I Chose Costa Rica

I Can Write From Anywhere in the World…and I Chose Costa Rica

“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?" I live in Costa Rica and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is...I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.

Finding “Tranquilo” in a Secluded Panamanian Town

Finding “Tranquilo” in a Secluded Panamanian Town

From Spanish, tranquilo roughly translates to "be calm," and in the beautiful town of Boquete...it's hard not to be. Boquete is a haven for expats, with magnificent scenery, an affordable cost of living, and a climate that's never too hot or never too cold. When asked by friends in the U.S. to describe it, only one word comes to mind...

Embracing the Ocean Lifestyle With a Surf Hotel in Panama

Embracing the Ocean Lifestyle With a Surf Hotel in Panama

After spending time visiting Central America, Shawn and Shena Lockwood decided that a permanent move there was the change they needed from their home in Utah. As passionate surfers, they wanted to live near the ocean and enjoy their favorite sport more regularly.

Why Panama is a Clear Winner For Easy Fund Your Life Opportunities

Why Panama is a Clear Winner For Easy Fund Your Life Opportunities

What a beautiful moment. Humpback whales weave through the crystal water as I tap away on my laptop. My friend takes a more ecstatic approach and jumps up and down, beckoning for my attention. I'm on Contadora Island, a one hour, 45-minute ferry-ride (or 20-minute flight) from Panama City.

Locations Best For

With more than three decades of expertise at our disposal, we strive to find the overseas destinations that are right for you. Look below to find the retirement havens that best fit your needs.

Upcoming Conferences

48 Hour Portable Income Intensive Workshop with Winton Churchill

48 Hour Portable Income Intensive Workshop with Winton Churchill

September 30th-October 1st 2017

What if You Had the Freedom to Enjoy the Good Life Anywhere in the World You Want to Be… and Get Paid While You're There? We'll show you how—with 48 hours of hands-on guidance—you can gain the freedom and flexibility to be your own boss… play when you feel like it, work when you want… Read more...: 48 Hour Portable Income Intensive Workshop with Winton Churchill

International Living’s 2017 Nicaragua Tour

International Living’s 2017 Nicaragua Tour

October 14th-21st 2017

Travel and Explore in Style With International Living… Past ancient volcanoes and rich, fertile farmland to some of the Americas’ most cultured colonial cities and on to the dramatic, pristine Pacific Coast, join us for 8 eye-opening days and discover… Nicaragua: The Best-Value Retirement Destination in ALL of Latin America International Living’s Discover Nicaragua Tour Read more...: International Living’s 2017 Nicaragua Tour

Your Own Home Overseas

A Townhouse for $85,000 and an Easy Buying Process in Beach Town Costa Rica

A Townhouse for $85,000 and an Easy Buying Process in Beach Town Costa Rica

When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. "I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place and finance the rest...

“We’re Living Our Own Version of Paradise on Costa Rica’s Coast”

“We’re Living Our Own Version of Paradise on Costa Rica’s Coast”

Lance and Mary Miller both grown up in small towns, he in Iowa and she in Maryland. "We appreciated the simplicity and intimacy of living in a small community," Mary says. Mary had been a nurse for many years and Lance had a career in the military and lived in several countries.

In Pictures: Find Great Value Just Outside Panama’s Second City

In Pictures: Find Great Value Just Outside Panama’s Second City

David, the capital city of Panama's Chiriquí province, has a wide selection of housing choices throughout its bustling districts. But if you travel a little outside the city limits you'll discover a more relaxed environment—if that big city vibe isn't for you.

Panama City: Three Areas to Love and One to Leave

Panama City: Three Areas to Love and One to Leave

Earlier this evening I walked across a plaza to meet a friend. There was an elegantly outfitted brass band playing for a group of dignitaries. The centuries-old Hotel Central—newly restored to its former glory—was the perfect backdrop. Locals hung out in the gazebo and on benches around the plaza, enjoying the impromptu show.

Video: Explore Panama’s Cool Crater Town Where You Can Rent From $575 a Month

Video: Explore Panama’s Cool Crater Town Where You Can Rent From $575 a Month

I wake up to the sound of birds, the sun shining through the windows that line my bedroom. It has become my habit to get up and throw open the front door before doing anything else. All day long that door stays open, the terrace outside seamlessly flowing into the interior of my wood cabin.

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Ask the Experts

How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?

How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?

I am a 62 year old woman and I am in process of planning a retirement outside of the U.S. for both my husband and myself. I have yet to decide where to move to yet so I am open to anywhere that you might recommend. My problem is my husband is still very reluctant Read more...: How Do I Show My Reluctant Partner The Benefits of Retiring Overseas?