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Fund Your Life Overseas

I Took My Job on the Road and Went in Search of My Perfect Overseas Home

I Took My Job on the Road and Went in Search of My Perfect Overseas Home

My husband Tom and I have adventurous spirits. So, last March, we decided to embark on a new adventure, having lived in Puerto Rico for two years. We'd always dreamed of living in Mexico so we packed up everything, put ourselves and our dog on a plane to Miami, picked up a car there, and started driving south.

See What the Camera Sees and Make Money From Your Photos

See What the Camera Sees and Make Money From Your Photos

The idea sounds enticing and romantic...being heralded as a travel photographer with a passport full of stamps from places that would make the common man green with envy. Add to this eager patrons, who will pay for one of your prized pieces for their home and you are living the dream I created several years ago when I decided I would pursue my passion of travel photography.

Teaching English and Savoring the Romance of La Dolce Vita

Teaching English and Savoring the Romance of La Dolce Vita

"I remember arriving at Porta Nuova station," says Rosemarie. "It was late November and the weather was overcast, but the gray skies did nothing to diminish the beauty of the city's center, which features some fine examples of Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical, and Art Nouveau architecture.

Following Our Hearts to a New Life in Irresistible Italy

Following Our Hearts to a New Life in Irresistible Italy

For my husband, Bryan, and I, Italy had long been a favorite vacation spot of ours. And with each visit, we imagined what it would be like to live there. We'd return home after our two-week vacation longing for the piazzas (public squares) where folks gathered and enjoyed each other's company...

Enjoying Italian Life With an Airbnb Income in Piedmont

Enjoying Italian Life With an Airbnb Income in Piedmont

"Looking from our balcony I see the valley with the green mountains that touch the clouds in spring and summer. Our village below has stood through time and the fields above our house are filled with Alpine wildflowers of every color," says Lisa Chiodo, who, together with her husband Sam and their two children, Carina and Luca, now lives in Piedmont, Italy.

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

In an Uncertain World, the Last Thing You Should Put On Hold is Your Retirement Dreams… Sharon and Wes Puckett live in a three-bedroom home on a 25-acre parcel of land in the "perfect climate" mountains of Southern Costa Rica. "Our total expenses are about $1,325 a month, which includes our rent. We have simplified, Read more...: Fast-Track Costa Rica: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference

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

How My Home in Historic Italy Helps Pay for Itself

How My Home in Historic Italy Helps Pay for Itself

When Italy gets under your skin, it's hard to ignore the call of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life). The country has enchanted me since I first visited in 1972, and so, in 2003—when life finally allowed—my husband Jim and I bought a home there so could we spend part of every year in the country.

In Pictures: Costa Rica’s Wild Beaches and Pacific Views For Less Than $170,000

In Pictures: Costa Rica’s Wild Beaches and Pacific Views For Less Than $170,000

I first visited Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast in 2005 on my honeymoon. Back then, it felt like a real adventure to get to what is officially known as the Southern Zone. The coastal highway was incomplete, with a long, bone-rattling section of rutted dirt and gravel. And the bridges looked like they might fall over in a stiff breeze.

Panama City: A World-Class Destination to Suit Any City-Lover’s Budget

Panama City: A World-Class Destination to Suit Any City-Lover’s Budget

With an impressive skyline that glistens in the midday sun, Panama's capital looks modern and sophisticated. It's not uncommon for me to hear visitors comparing it to other cosmopolitan destinations like London or New York. Of course, with a population of just under 2 million, Panama City is much smaller.

Road Thrills: Low-Cost Living and Million-Dollar Views

Road Thrills: Low-Cost Living and Million-Dollar Views

You wake up in the morning and decide you're tired of the view...so, you pick up and head to another natural beauty spot that takes your fancy. That's your reality when you live full-time in an RV (recreational vehicle). You get to choose your surroundings...and change them with the seasons.

Editor's Choice

5 Great Reasons to Move to Roatán

Video: We Found Our Piece of Paradise in Costa Rica’s Orosi Valley

5 Essential Tasks for Your Move-Overseas Checklist

Join the Fun at Boquete’s Tuesday Market

Video: A Look Through the Keyhole at Rental Living in Costa Rica

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?”

Video Gallery

Join the Fun at Boquete’s Tuesday Market
The Seaside Charms of Playa Venao, Panama
A Relaxing Day on Las Lajas Beach, Panama
A Fun Day Out in Cancún’s Parque de las Palapas
Enjoy the Best of the Caribbean on West Bay Beach, Roatán