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Fund Your Life Overseas

Cuenca: Small-Town Living in the Big City

Cuenca: Small-Town Living in the Big City

Last night, my partner, Stacey and I sat outside on our back terrace, sipping a glass of wine and admiring the stars as they popped out one by one. Basking in the cool night air, we listened to the low laughter of our Ecuadorian neighbors next door, teasing one of their sons about his new novia (girlfriend).

Low Overheads and Less Regulation: An Entrepreneur’s Dream

Low Overheads and Less Regulation: An Entrepreneur’s Dream

Just 30 years ago, after emerging from decades of war, Vietnam was one of the five poorest countries in the world. Most of its existing infrastructure was damaged or missing, the population was dramatically decreased, and living conditions were abysmal.

A Thriving Business and Low-Stress Lifestyle in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands

A Thriving Business and Low-Stress Lifestyle in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands

For Patrice Wynne, the arts-rich, colonial town of San Miguel de Allende was the only option when she moved overseas. "There's no other place that's even close for me," says Patrice. "The people, both Mexicans and expats, are so kind, so caring, so decent, so noble."

Turning Cheese into Profit in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Turning Cheese into Profit in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Misty, dream-like cloud forests...Olympian mountaintops with fertile river valleys...miles of pristine, empty beaches... Despite its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in the world. It has everything a nature lover like me could want.

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

Fast Track Ecuador: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference

Fast Track Ecuador: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference

June 22nd-24th 2017

Ecuador has it all: Sophisticated historical cities, miles of unspoiled sun-kissed beaches, temperate mountain hideaways…perfect weather year-round…top-notch, low-cost medical care and a health plan for $80 a month…low-cost transportation (you won’t need a car)…a very low cost of living…and it’s just plain easy. Check it out.

Fast-Track Costa Rica: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference

Fast-Track Costa Rica: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference

August 17th-19th 2017

Every so often, events transpire in just such a way that a window of opportunity slides open somewhere in the world. Most people won’t notice. They’ll walk right by. But when you know where to look… and have the foresight to act… you could find yourself living better than ever before, even while you spend less…

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

Your Own Home Overseas

Have it All With a Two-House Lifestyle in Affordable Ecuador

Have it All With a Two-House Lifestyle in Affordable Ecuador

As a child, I dreamed of living on a farm. I wasn't much interested in tractors and combine harvesters, but the thought of a life that revolved around animals thrilled me. Alas, my parents both grew up on farms in the Midwest and had no interest in running one of their own.

Enjoying an Earn-Anywhere Income in Ecuador’s Andes

Enjoying an Earn-Anywhere Income in Ecuador’s Andes

"I've always believed that work should be something you enjoy and love," says Joanna Gillan, who funds a life of freedom and travel with her website dedicated to the study of ancient history. "If you do something you love, no matter what your background or experience is, it will always be successful."

Take Three: Quito Neighborhoods where you can buy from $155,000

Take Three: Quito Neighborhoods where you can buy from $155,000

Sprawled along a valley between towering green mountains, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a multi-cultural and vibrant city. It offers museums, fine arts, restaurants of many cuisines, modern malls—and some great places to live. Here are just a few examples from three of Quito's most popular neighborhoods.

Property Taxes of $50 a Year and a Tranquil Lifestyle in Ecuador

Property Taxes of $50 a Year and a Tranquil Lifestyle in Ecuador

Kristin Simmon-Lowman has found she can live her life just as she desires in Ecuador. "I'm a routine person," she says. "I spend eight hours a week taking Spanish lessons and that's something I enjoy a lot. Also, I teach English twice a week to 11- and 12-year-olds through a local education program, Uno a Uno," she says.

Renting Has Given Us the Freedom to Explore Costa Rica

Renting Has Given Us the Freedom to Explore Costa Rica

Retiring to Costa Rica was an easy choice for me and my wife, Jackie since we had been vacationing there for several years and loved the simplicity and natural beauty of the country. We also decided that the best option for us, initially, was to rent rather than purchase our home.

Peaceful Living and a Bargain Home in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Peaceful Living and a Bargain Home in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

What I love best about living in Atenas, Costa Rica, is how peaceful it is. The capital city of San José is only an hour's drive to the east. But whenever I have to go there, like just the other day, I always breathe out a big sigh of contented happiness when I turn off the highway and onto the main road into Atenas where we live.

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Ask the Experts

Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

I will be moving to Mexico in the coming months but I still have reservations about claiming my social security while residing in Mexico. Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico? Do I need to return to the states every few months? Do I need to keep an address in Read more...: Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

“Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

“Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

Hi IL Experts, We have decided to retire in South America and have narrowed it down to either Colombia or Ecuador. Our monthly income will be in the $2000 a month bracket. We would like access to a reasonable level of healthcare an area safe for expats. Is this possible in either country? Should we Read more...: “Should we retire in Colombia or Ecuador?”

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