City Living or Beachside Bliss: Your Perfect Retirement in Ecuador

City Living or Beachside Bliss: Your Perfect Retirement in Ecuador

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April 30, 2017

Since I arrived in Ecuador with my wife Heidi and son Easton just over a year ago, I have experienced both the slower pace of life on the Pacific coast, and the activity of city life in the Andean mountains. My time living on the coast was in a little town called Bahia de Caraquez.

3 Things You Need to Know to Open an Offshore Bank Account

3 Things You Need to Know to Open an Offshore Bank Account

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April 28, 2017

Opening a bank account abroad has many benefits. It gives you access to investment opportunities not available in the U.S., protection from a drop in the value of your home currency, protection from professional liability and senseless lawsuits, increased privacy, and investment stability in the event of breakdowns in domestic markets as well as possible protection from foreign exchange controls.

“I Am Living a Life That I Could Never Have Afforded Back Home.”

“I Am Living a Life That I Could Never Have Afforded Back Home.”

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April 28, 2017

When Aaron Brabham decided to move to the Colombian city of Medellín nearly a year and a half ago, he knew exactly what type of place he wanted to live in. “I’m really a penthouse kind of guy,” he says. “I was looking to live in the lap of luxury for much less than I could back in the U.S.”

A Relaxed Pace of Life and Rent of $550 a Month in Beach-Town Nicaragua

A Relaxed Pace of Life and Rent of $550 a Month in Beach-Town Nicaragua

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April 27, 2017

“I wanted to live well with less,” says Judith LaRoue of what drew her to a new life abroad. “I wanted to enjoy the life I love and believed I could do that better here in Nicaragua.” Judith, 70, a retired educator, pastor, counselor, Montessori teacher, and self-professed “jack of all trades,” moved to Nicaragua last year.

Two Jacuzzis, a Rooftop Pool, and a Monthly Budget of $2,000

Two Jacuzzis, a Rooftop Pool, and a Monthly Budget of $2,000

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April 26, 2017

From the rooftop terrace of her luxury condo, Lori Gold gazes toward the Caribbean Sea before sliding into the warm water of her rooftop pool. “Honestly, it’s like I live in a postcard,” she says. “A place like this would cost way more than I could afford in Toronto. Plus, you can’t get a place on the Caribbean in Canada.

I Embraced a Different Kind of Life in Low-Cost Loja, Ecuador

I Embraced a Different Kind of Life in Low-Cost Loja, Ecuador

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April 22, 2017

I moved to Ecuador not knowing the language. What’s more, I moved to Loja, a city with very few expats, where most locals don’t speak English. Surrounded by a language I didn’t know, I felt a little like a deer in the headlights at first. Moving to Loja is a jump-into-the-deep-end, sink-or-swim kind of expat experience…and I loved it.