Uruguay: A Tiny Country with Big Potential for Expats

David has a story to tell about his new home, Uruguay. And tell it he did, today at the International Living Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference. You see, Uruguay is a tiny country... with big potential for aspiring expats. It has a growing middle class. An inclusive and optimistic culture. An expanding economy. "It kind of feels like the United States in the 1950s," says David.

How to Retire 10 Years Early (Yes, You Can!)

Even if you don’t think you’re ready to retire... we learned today that ANYTHING is possible...no matter your age... or the size of your bank account. For example, in 2000, Suzan Haskins and her husband Dan Prescher took an early retirement from their marketing jobs. Ten years early, in fact. These Omaha natives had a modest income, some money tucked away and grown children.

Ditch Your Cubicle and Work Overseas (All Expenses Paid)

Four years ago, I worked in a cubicle in a basement office in San Francisco’s financial district. The pay was decent. I worked in sales for a litigation support company. But putting on business-casual garb, schmoozing with paralegals and hitting the phones...sucked. So I did something about it. I sold my belongings. And I gallivanted around South America for 14 months.

Retirement Rescue 101

If anyone needed a retirement rescue—it was Ron and Terresa Moore. But thanks to low-cost Ecuador, they’re enjoying a relaxing early retirement in a warm, sunny climate. They have quality health care for $133 a month. And today they “sleep like babies every night,” says Ron. Back in July 2007, Ron and Terresa were living easy. But fast forward to December 2008. After 30 years, they found themselves out of work.

Fly Free

Ever heard of the Pudding Guy? His name is David Phillips and among airfare junkies, he's a legend. In 1999, he spotted a promotion: In exchange for every 10 Healthy Choice brand barcodes it received, the company would reward 500 frequent flyer miles. So he bought 12,150 pudding cups.