"The time for a complete change was long overdue," says Gloria Gilbere, a single 70-year-old, who made her move to Ecuador in the summer of 2016. Even though previously thriving in large, action-packed cities, she now wanted to live in a small town…
Six years ago, the consensus among my friends and family was that I had lost my mind. For them, trying to understand why my husband David and I, would move our two young sons from a rural spot in the Rocky Mountains to a small...
About a month ago, I packed up my things and left Panama City for a rented house in the countryside…and it was glorious. I wrote to friends about the peace and serenity of “my little Quietville.” And when my one-month lease expired, I got teary-eyed…
"It's important to feel good in your house…to have the feel of sanctuary," say Mike Devries and his wife Bernie Verhoeven. Four years ago, the couple moved to a gated community in Boquete, Panama from St. Maarten…and have found many reasons to love their new home.
Seven years ago, my husband, Nicolas and I, made our home in the French Riviera city of Toulon—located about 45 minutes by car from Marseille and one hour east of the beautiful university town of Aix-en-Provence.
No matter what politicians decide about healthcare, one thing is for sure—your Medicare coverage won’t go with you if you decide to retire overseas. Luckily, though, there are many countries where, as a legal resident, you can qualify for a local healthcare plan that’s often more comprehensive and less costly than Medicare.
To get to the point where you can shut the door on your life in the U.S. or Canada and embrace a new, very different culture and language, takes a little doing.
Nice, France is a place often considered synonymous with dazzling wealth and a lavish, champagne-soaked lifestyle—and there’s good reason for this. From the 19th century until about World War II, this was the legendary winter playground of well-to do expats.
If you’re approaching retirement, you’ve likely seen lots of articles about your “retirement number”—how much money you’ll need to have in savings before you’re able to comfortably retire.
The financial and lifestyle benefits of living, working, and retiring abroad are pretty obvious. If you live in a place with temperate year-round weather and lower prices for food, transportation, rent, taxes, and real estate, you’re going to be more comfortable and save money.