Can I still collect my U.S. Social Security income if I reside in Belize?

Can I still collect my U.S. Social Security income if I reside in Belize?

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June 15, 2018

I would like to know if my U.S. Social security income is still collectible if I reside in Belize. My plan is to live mostly in Belize and also spend some time in the U.S. I've heard a lot about Ambergris Caye. Is there affordable rental Condos/Town homes within the $500-650 range?...

“Can you provide Information on health insurance in Mexico for those retiring there after age 65?”

“Can you provide Information on health insurance in Mexico for those retiring there after age 65?”

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June 11, 2018

I am 67 and my husband is 73 and we are thinking of retiring to Mexico. Someone told me we would be ineligible for private insurance in Mexico at our age. And, that public insurance would only allow me to see providers in public clinics...

Should we retire in Costa Rica or Panama?

Should we retire in Costa Rica or Panama?

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June 8, 2018

My husband and I are starting to consider seriously retiring in either of Costa Rica or Panama in the next couple of years. We need a country with easily accessible and excellent healthcare, plus one to which our Canadian pensions are easily portable. Our combined retirement income would amount to approximately $2100.00 net per month. Read more...: Should we retire in Costa Rica or Panama?

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live

Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live

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June 4, 2018

I’ve been living in various areas of Portugal for the last six years and find it incredibly safe. In fact, the Global Peace Index, which rates 163 countries for safety, ranks Portugal number three. The U.S. State Department rates Portugal a Level One, meaning take normal safety precautions. Some of this is obvious: don’t leave Read more...: Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live

“Could you recommend an affordable island community to retire to?”

“Could you recommend an affordable island community to retire to?”

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June 1, 2018

I am getting closer to retiring and fed up of the winters and cost of living in the U.S. I want to retire overseas and living in an island community appeals to me greatly. I am looking for somewhere nice and relaxed but also access to decent health care not being too far away if needed...

Where should I retire to where English is spoken and is safe as a senior, single woman?

Where should I retire to where English is spoken and is safe as a senior, single woman?

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May 24, 2018

Ann Kuffner – IL Belize Correspondent There are actually quite a few single expats over 50 in Belize, women and men alike. That is especially true on Ambergris Caye, where there’s a lot to do. Many of my single women friends either are active volunteers, or own a business that keeps them busy.English is spoken Read more...: Where should I retire to where English is spoken and is safe as a senior, single woman?