Each year, the Trustees for the Social Security program peer out 75 years or more into the future to see how the program will fare. They compare projected income from taxes and interest on the Social Security Trust Fund with expenses—mostly benefit payments.
Ask anyone in the mountain town of Cotacachi, Ecuador, where to find the best homemade ice cream and they'll direct you straight to Coo Coo's Nest.
The lights of the city glistened and twinkled in the distance under a cloudless night sky as our select group gathered on a rooftop bar in the historic area of Panama City known as Casco Viejo.
Chicago winters can be brutal. My wife, Leslie, and I endured 15 of them before I retired from my job as a speechwriter for the regional office of a federal agency in July 2016. We had just one retirement goal: to never be cold again.
The country with the best weather in Europe according to our 2017 Global Retirement Index has proven itself a huge draw for retirees—it’s an especially popular retirement spot for other Europeans thanks to its sunny yet varied climate, which ranges from cool and moist in the north, to hot and dry in the south.
The biggest deciding factor for many people in choosing a retirement destination is climate. Retiring to a warm-weather paradise is infinitely preferable to spending your days shoveling snow and scraping windshields.
Last Friday afternoon, as I feasted on a gooey piece of apple strudel, I watched as throngs of children armed with large water guns hoisted foam at passers-by.
This week I’m in Panama once again, a place near and dear to my heart for many reasons. My wife and I lived there happily back in the middle of the last decade, and we loved all the things about Panama that every other expat loves…
As a consultant to large corporations, I work with clients who ask for and use my expert advice to make important decisions. My wife, Abbe, also is a consultant to people who use her help to move.
I remember days when I would watch movies full of beautiful people in exotic settings and wonder when—if ever—I would get to travel and see the world. White sand and swaying palms ringed by clear, baby blue waters made me feel more than a twinge of envy.