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...: 2017 Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package
We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?
In the United States, single-family home owners pay an average of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the average is $7,000 a year.
Advances in technology have opened up the world. Planes, trains and the Internet are all getting faster and—if you know where to look—you can embrace these changes and make your dream of exploring dozens of overseas destinations come true. Right now, living internationally...
When our family and friends ask when the best time to visit Italy is, our answer is invariably, “September”. While we love summer with its frenzy of activities, concerts and festivals, it can be overwhelming; the heat can be oppressive and the prices are higher for visitors too. But September…ah, the perfect month.
From Sir Edmund Hillary putting the first flag on the top of Mount Everest in 1953 to Neil Armstrong planting the star-spangled banner on the moon in 1969—these images have become as iconic as the endeavors themselves. A national flag is much more than just a mish-mash of colors, stripes, and symbols. Flags encapsulate the Read more...: Can You Put the Flag to the Country?
Here at International Living we believe that there are many reasons why you should consider retiring overseas. In places all over the world you’ll find a climate that best suit your needs and wants; a place that’s perfect for you, where you can escape cold winters...
Imagine living a high-quality lifestyle with indulgences like a housekeeper, a private chef to prepare gourmet meals for $50 per week, and even top-quality healthcare where the cost of living is so affordable you can pay-out-of-pocket. Well, it’s possible.
When Edd and Cynthia Staton were both downsized, they decided to retire for good. They left the U.S. in search of a better climate and a lower cost of living What they found in Ecuador was something much more… Dear International Living Reader, Just a few short years ago, things weren’t looking too good for Read more...: 2017 Fast Track Ecuador Recordings
At home, prices are rising. It costs more to put gas in the car, buy groceries, and pay for health insurance. At the same time, retirement savings eroded in the market downturn. If you’re looking overseas for a low-cost alternative to an uncertain retirement at home, there’s good news. You can ﬁnd it in places that offer not just “cheap” living, but a whole basketful of beneﬁts, too—places where a mild spring-like climate is yours all year round…beaches are of powder-white sand…snow-capped mountains soar above colonial towns…and your costs could be as low as $1,000 a month.