I didn’t expect to fall in love with Mexico City. But I did. And I fell hard. I can’t really explain why…except that everywhere you look, there is something intriguing, colorful, exotically beautiful. …
No matter what politicians decide about healthcare, one thing is for sure—your Medicare coverage won’t go with you if you decide to retire overseas. Luckily, though, there are many countries where, as a legal resident, you can qualify for a local healthcare plan that’s often more comprehensive and less costly than Medicare.
To get to the point where you can shut the door on your life in the U.S. or Canada and embrace a new, very different culture and language, takes a little doing.
If you’re approaching retirement, you’ve likely seen lots of articles about your “retirement number”—how much money you’ll need to have in savings before you’re able to comfortably retire.
Rent overseas before you buy. That’s good advice for anyone looking to try a new country on for size. Despite its incredibly low real estate costs, Ecuador is no exception. Fortunately, rental costs in Ecuador are very affordable, too.
If you’re a U.S. citizen you’ll never be able to walk away from the dollar completely—even if you move overseas. Likewise if you’re a Canadian or citizen of another country—it’s hard to totally divorce yourself from your national currency. Here are two reasons why…
I don’t much believe in mistakes. I see them only as momentary setbacks and learning opportunities. When a setback occurs, therefore, you always learn from it. Yes, mistakes can sometimes be costly. And they can be a blow to your self-esteem. But there are always ways around and out...
The English-speaking country of Belize has a lot going for it. For a tiny country, it packs a big wallop when it comes to charm and scenery. For the would-be expat—especially if you're looking for real value—there are many areas deserving of your attention. Places where you can live the laidback, Caribbean lifestyle of your dreams.
If I had magic powers, I would clone the little town of Cotacachi, Ecuador, and transport it to wherever you are right now. That way, you could see for yourself what a wonderful place it is to live. It's a quiet, peaceful, and clean little town where kids can still walk home from school and ride their bikes all over town long into the evening hours.
I am so excited to be returning to Quito this June....I can’t wait, in fact. Ecuador is my very favorite country on the planet. (While I am no longer living in Ecuador full time because of family obligation, I hope to do so again some day in the future.) As far as I am concerned, there is no better place than Ecuador for the great weather and even better scenery.