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 Contributor 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?

“Which country would you recommend for a golf loving retiree?”

“Which country would you recommend for a golf loving retiree?”

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May 19, 2018

Hi, I am always surprized that there is never any mention of the game of golf. Many retired people love this wonderful, social, healthy game yet I never see it discussed. Which South American country would you recommend for the ‘golf nut’??? Larry Jason Holland – Roving Latin America Correspondent On Mexico’s Riviera Maya you Read more...: “Which country would you recommend for a golf loving retiree?”

Which country would best suit a single person retiring on $2000 a month?

Which country would best suit a single person retiring on $2000 a month?

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May 16, 2018

Which country would best suit a single person retiring on $2000 a month? I am a single woman aged 60 and I want to retire overseas in the next two years. I will require modest living requirements just somewhere where the crime rate is not high as general safety would be a concern...

What taxes would I have to pay if I retire in Belize?

What taxes would I have to pay if I retire in Belize?

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May 15, 2018

Hello, I was wondering if I retire in Belize and do not become an expat, am I still liable for taxes on my Social Security and 401k? What would I owe in Belize? Hi Hawk, Belize will not tax you on your income outside of Belize. If you become a resident of Belize and work for a Belizean company, or start a business in Belize, you will be taxed on that income...