If you’re thinking of attending your first International Living conference, it may be the first step on a journey that can take you anywhere in the world. You might join us once and, armed with the knowledge and insights you glean, hit out for your dream retirement destination almost immediately.
Meetings can be the bane of a writer’s existence. Or, they can actually help. I was privileged to experience the latter kind of meeting recently, just after our last International Living conference in Panama.
This week I’m in Panama once again, a place near and dear to my heart for many reasons. My wife and I lived there happily back in the middle of the last decade, and we loved all the things about Panama that every other expat loves…
Uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act has led Americans around the country to stock up on medications they fear they won’t be able to afford, should they lose their health insurance in a repeal of the ACA.
On a recent visit back to the U.S., I met some new friends at a party who wanted to know why my wife and I have been living outside the country for the past 15 years.
Moving abroad for any reason is a big decision…one that takes some thought and planning. Most people will never seriously consider moving out of their comfort zone in the first place, even if it becomes uncomfortable for some reason.
My wife, Suzan Haskins, and I were married in Costa Rica 14 years ago and have been back for business and pleasure almost every year since. We also lived in Panama in 2006 and, like Costa Rica, have returned nearly every year for International Living events, editorial trips, and vacations. So it is inevitable that...
Moving abroad is a great way to make a fixed income go as far as possible. When you’re living someplace where the weather is warm... utilities are cheap... taxes are low... and medical care is affordable... you can transform a pension or Social Security payment (that in the States would be barely enough to scrape by on) into a comfortable monthly income with cash to spare.
My wife and I went out to lunch the other day, which isn’t extraordinary in itself. We go out to lunch all the time. But the other day, lunch was extraordinary in several ways. First, this lunch was in Mexico in December.
I’m closing in on what for me is an important goal…a three-bag lifestyle. My wife Suzan and I are writers, which means we can work from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection. And for the past 15 years we’ve been doing just that...