What It Costs to Retire in Cuenca Versus Florida

What It Costs to Retire in Cuenca Versus Florida

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September 9, 2018

I grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, where seniors flock to retire because they can lounge in the warm weather, drink pina coladas under the shade of palm trees, and not have to pay state income taxes. So why would I leave my seaside home by one of the best beaches in the U.S.? Well, Florida’s not so cheap anymore…and it’s hot. I have worked hard all of my life and had good jobs,

3 Social Security Benefits You Could Be Eligible For—But Not Know It

3 Social Security Benefits You Could Be Eligible For—But Not Know It

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September 8, 2018

Many people believe that Social Security will contact them if or when they qualify for a benefit, or a change in benefits. Too often, this is not the case. By policy, Social Security staff are trained not to advise us on how to get the most from our benefits. Instead, they just answer our questions, and sign us up. Here are a few examples of what I mean...

In Pictures: A Snapshot of Mexican Markets

In Pictures: A Snapshot of Mexican Markets

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September 7, 2018

One of the joys of living in Mexico is shopping in local markets, rather than sterile supermarkets or larger department stores. Browsing the market stalls and meeting the vendors is a much more “homely” experience, and brings you closer to the source of the goods themselves.Each market has its own distinct character and atmosphere…

Put Some Magic in Your Life in Mexico

Put Some Magic in Your Life in Mexico

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September 6, 2018

My husband Barry and I love visiting different parts of Mexico, our second home. Every year we explore a different region…and we always search out that area’s pueblos magicos (magic towns). Pueblos Magicos is a government program to promote tourism in towns that offer natural beauty, cultural richness, archeology, folklore, history, cuisine, and the arts...

A Paradise Where Life is Carefree…and Healthcare Can Be Free Too

A Paradise Where Life is Carefree…and Healthcare Can Be Free Too

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August 27, 2018

Paradise is what you make it…and for many people, their paradise is life in Belize.They can have the Caribbean Sea, palm trees, sea breeze…all the things that come with a tropical lifestyle, for a fraction of the cost of back home.They can have all the amenities in havens like Caye Caulker, San Ignacio, or San Pedro. Grocery stores with everything they need...

5 Reasons Slovenia Should Be On Your Bucket List

5 Reasons Slovenia Should Be On Your Bucket List

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August 24, 2018

Not enough people are talking about Slovenia.We’ve all heard of Italy—with its perfectly poised pizzas and its hilltop towns—and France—with its fancy cuisine and Medieval castles.But somehow this small Alpine country tucked away along the Italian and Austrian borders isn’t on as many people’s radar.Which is a shame...