3 Ways to Collect Your Social Security Anywhere in the World

3 Ways to Collect Your Social Security Anywhere in the World

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June 13, 2017

Thinking about retiring overseas and wondering how you’ll collect any federal benefits owed to you? Rest easy, because no matter if you are a citizen of or have legally worked in the U.S. or Canada, you are entitled to your benefits no matter where in the world you choose to live.

The 5 Best Tips I Could Give Potential First-Time Expats

The 5 Best Tips I Could Give Potential First-Time Expats

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June 11, 2017

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...

A Family Affair in This Surprising and Affordable Mountain Town

A Family Affair in This Surprising and Affordable Mountain Town

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June 10, 2017

For Mary, moving to Pereira, Colombia, was partially inspired by family (her daughter and grandson live in the city), but equally so by the cost-effective lifestyle available to her. She arrived in Colombia in May of 2016. Her first few months were spent on a tourist visa to get settled and see if she was ready to commit.

The Costa Rican Craft Town That Offers Life’s Simple Pleasures

The Costa Rican Craft Town That Offers Life’s Simple Pleasures

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June 8, 2017

Decompressing in retirement was a concern I had after leading an active and hectic business life for more years than I care to count. Moving to Sarchí in Costa Rica’s Central Valley alleviated those concerns since there is so much enjoyment to be had in the mere simplicity of the lifestyle here.

Choose Your Paradise in Sunny, Affordable Costa Rica

Choose Your Paradise in Sunny, Affordable Costa Rica

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June 2, 2017

Costa Rica may be a small country—it’s about the size of West Virginia—but it’s incredibly diverse as far as the landscape, climate, lifestyle, and “feel” you’ll experience in its different regions. You’ll find plenty of lush rainforests filled with capuchin monkeys and sloths, and jungle-covered mountains cascading down to the glittering Pacific.