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Fund Your Life Overseas

Working Online Gives Me the Freedom to Travel and Earn Extra Income

Working Online Gives Me the Freedom to Travel and Earn Extra Income

Most mornings, I stroll over to a nearby bakery to buy half a dozen traditional panes de ripacha. These small triangular shaped breads have been made using the same recipes and stone ovens in Arequipa for over 150 years. They are only one of many traditions that have been kept alive in this bustling southern Peru city for the last few centuries.

3 Simple Guidelines For Starting Your Portable Career

3 Simple Guidelines For Starting Your Portable Career

For most of us Baby Boomers, our career was intense, long hours with lots of meetings, some bad bosses, and some tough economic times. So when you transition to a post-career income (whether it's to fund your retirement or just to earn some extra spending money), you want to avoid all those things you weren't so crazy about during your career.

What I Love About My Portable Career in Small-Town Costa Rica

What I Love About My Portable Career in Small-Town Costa Rica

What I love about what I do is that I can work from home. Or, really, I can work anywhere there is an internet connection. I don't have to commute. I have the freedom to be anywhere in the world. For the past seven years, home has been the small town of Atenas in Costa Rica's Central Valley. Although in all, I've been living in Costa Rica about 18 years.

Advice From an Expert: Not All Portable Incomes are Created Equal

Advice From an Expert: Not All Portable Incomes are Created Equal

Humans have been running around this planet for approximately 400,000 years. But Baby Boomers are the first generation of people who, as a group, will be living 20 to 30 years into their "retirement." And not just "living" but living healthier and more active lives thanks to medical science and the rapid pace of innovation in successful ageing.

As a Freelancer I’m Master of My Own Universe

As a Freelancer I’m Master of My Own Universe

It's been 10 years since I came to Mexico City. I never planned on making it my home but after only a few short months, I had fallen for this chaotically romantic and endlessly surprising city. Living in the United States, nothing depressed me more than having to get into my car and drive out to a strip mall to eat Japanese food, or buy toilet paper, or get my haircut.

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes When Developing Your Portable Income

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes When Developing Your Portable Income

My journey helping Baby Boomers make the transition from career to portable income began almost 15 years ago. It started first with a few friends who were "aging out" of their careers like I was. They wanted to "pick my brain" on how to get moving in a direction that offered them more independence and flexibility without the inevitable age bias that was palpable in corporate and small-business Ame

From the Big City to Life as a Restaurateur in Costa Rica

From the Big City to Life as a Restaurateur in Costa Rica

Jillian Feibusch knew early on that there was a better life to be had other than living in the craziness of the San Francisco Bay Area. "I was working as a makeup artist for Chanel. Because of the high cost of living, daily commute, health issues, and the intense desire to do something more with my life, I moved to Costa Rica so I could breathe," she says.

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 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

International Living’s 2017 Nicaragua Tour

International Living’s 2017 Nicaragua Tour

October 14th-21st 2017

Nicaragua Tour 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 Read more...: International Living’s 2017 Nicaragua Tour

Your Own Home Overseas

The Best Colonial City Buy in Latin America?

The Best Colonial City Buy in Latin America?

Mine was in Mexico, in a small city nestled in the hills of the Central Highlands. I had dreamt of Latin America's colonial towns, cobbled lanes, and shaded parks ever since first encountering the literature from that part of the world. The movies I saw confirmed it...There was magic and romance in those places and I wanted in.

Video: How I Boosted a Mexican Condo’s Occupancy Rate By 72% In One Month

Video: How I Boosted a Mexican Condo’s Occupancy Rate By 72% In One Month

Last year I was fortunate to spend some time in one of my favorite places—Tulum, Mexico. I was carrying out an interior design project for two condos that belonged to a client. When the job was finished, I handed them both over to the local vacation rental management company, who promised a 32% to 34% occupancy rate. Not a stellar rate, but not terrible for the first few years of business.

“My Vacation Rental Pulls Off 85% Occupancy and I Keep the Profits”

“My Vacation Rental Pulls Off 85% Occupancy and I Keep the Profits”

It's a rare child that says, "I want to be a vacation rental owner when I grow up." I'm writing this from the hanging bed of my home in Fiji—Starfish Blue. The breeze is delicious, the view world-class, and the scent of frangipani—my favorite flower on the planet—perfumes the air. I am a delighted vacation rental owner. But I did not start out that way.

3 Tips For Successful Vacation Rentals—And One to Avoid

3 Tips For Successful Vacation Rentals—And One to Avoid

This is so simple, yet many people miss it. When people are looking at a number of properties across a few listing sites, it will begin to register with them. If you want to do additional marketing and have a website or Facebook page, this gives people a way to find you without the competition of other rentals.

“Our 10-Acre Home in Costa Rica Cost Just $192,000”

“Our 10-Acre Home in Costa Rica Cost Just $192,000”

The wedding of a friend's daughter in Quepos, Costa Rica, set David and Diana Hoyt on a path of discovery to their future dream retirement home. With the celebrations over, the couple decided to extend their trip to check out the country's Southern Zone. There, they promptly fell in love with Ojochal "where the mountains meet the sea."

In Pictures: Your New Home in Overlooked Italy For $63,700

In Pictures: Your New Home in Overlooked Italy For $63,700

Italy is the land of ancient culture, magnificent landscapes, and delicious food. So how can you get that bella vita (beautiful life) without the crowds and high price tag? Though big hitters like Rome, Florence, Venice, and the gorgeous Tuscan countryside are well worth the visit, they may not be the best choice for those looking to escape to Italy affordably.

Making an Overseas Dream a Reality in Costa Rica’s Jungle

Making an Overseas Dream a Reality in Costa Rica’s Jungle

While loving life in Boise, Idaho with friends and family close by, Scott and Nicky Freymond noticed a sense of restlessness a couple years back during the long, harsh winters. They started to research options for a sunnier second home that would ultimately give them the best of both worlds.

Editor's Choice

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

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

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

Ask the Experts
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July 20, 2017

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?

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?

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