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Fund Your Life Overseas

Your Basic Skills Can Unlock a World of Opportunity

Your Basic Skills Can Unlock a World of Opportunity

When I speak to baby boomers about the world of freelancing they are often surprised by the amount of jobs available for their specific skill set. In fact, most of them don't think they have much to offer in the area of online work because they don't have training in all the "technical stuff."

“I Moved to Ecuador and Escaped the Stress of the U.S.”

“I Moved to Ecuador and Escaped the Stress of the U.S.”

"I savor the days that I can work completely from home," says Carolyn Hamilton. "Now that I don't have a 9-to-5 job, I can completely indulge my personal creativity and that's a great plus for me at this time in my life." Carolyn arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador in February, 2012,

Break Free From the 9-to-5 Grind With a Portable Income

Break Free From the 9-to-5 Grind With a Portable Income

I've been helping people to kick-start their life as online freelancers for over 12 years, but I still find it incredibly gratifying when someone writes me an email, or approaches me at a conference to tell me how different their life is now that they have broken free from their 9-to-5 job.

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.

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

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

Playa Potrero is a small village on Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast, nestled nearly equidistant between the more popular tourist hubs of Playas del Coco and Playa Tamarindo. Potrero represents a growing, full-time expat community and real estate opportunities that still represent great value beach living.

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.

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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?