For 32 years we’ve encouraged readers to claim a richer, more fulfilling life – to reclaim their retirement – by looking beyond America’s borders. I’ve been privileged to be involved in International Living’s call to action for more than a decade.
But I’ve never seen as many energized people ready to take real steps as I did this past week at IL’s Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference in Las Vegas.
It was our biggest ever event – more than 600 readers in attendance; and our most ambitious goal – to get every one of those people from where they are now, to where they want to be overseas. The exotic opportunities, warm-weather destinations, worry-free lifestyles and personal freedoms – that seem so obvious when you have an expert group of insider guides – were laid bare to all who listened to each presentation and attended each workshop.
We opened the door to a world of possibilities, and I’m happy to report that more than 600 IL readers went through. Good for them.
And good for you, too, if you’d like to make a similar change in your life. You see, we had every speaker miked-up, every room covered with cameras and sound equipment. Every idea, question, tip, secret, insight, prediction, warning, shortcut and revelation was caught on tape. More on that in a moment.
First, decide if you could benefit from this information. Simply ask yourself the following questions, all talking points I’ve heard discussed in detail over the past few days:
1. Are you looking for a healthier, calmer, more fulfilling life than the one you are living now?
2. If available to you, would you access high-quality health care (no matter your age) in beautiful locations overseas, where the cost is a low monthly rate (or even free)?
3. Are you ready to give up on bad weather?
4. Do you feel that the freedoms once taken for granted in the U.S. are now easier to find outside the U.S.?
5. Do you feel that a crushingly high cost of living is a waste of money?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you’re ready to listen in and learn what we’ve learned these past few days.
But finally, a caveat: Something unusual happened at the Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference, something I’ve never seen before.
The experts on hand were so helpful and generous with their advice, that they left little ground uncovered. Dozens of attendees were booking flights on their computers during the conference, so they could investigate first-hand the destinations they were falling in love with.
Unless you’re prepared to be similarly inspired, energized and rewarded…don’t risk listening to these presentations. Once you press the play button, you may not be able to help yourself.
P.S. Chatting with attendees and getting their reaction on the ground, here are the presentations you’ll want to skip to first – these are the ones that caused most people to change their shortlist so they could include: Malaysia (tropical beaches, exotic cities and low costs), Uruguay (safe and easy city, beach and country lifestyles on a surprisingly affordable budget), and Spain (Europe’s favorite retirement location).