We Slashed Our Living Expenses in Beautiful, Beachside Jacó

We Slashed Our Living Expenses in Beautiful, Beachside Jacó

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June 22, 2017

My wife, Brenda, and I love our second home in Jacó, Costa Rica. With the beach a block away, and all the amenities we need within walking distance, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the beautiful weather, the exotic tropical plants, and the engaging and vibrant people of Costa Rica.

“If I Had Stayed in the U.S., I’d be Dead Now”

“If I Had Stayed in the U.S., I’d be Dead Now”

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June 20, 2017

“I’m in better shape now than I’ve been in many years,” says Warren Sklar, reflecting on his new life in Ecuador. “I was 140 pounds heavier, I was having a very difficult time controlling my blood pressure with three medications, and my diabetes was pretty much out of control… If I had stayed in the U.S., I’d be dead now.”

3 Unique Towns for Beachside Living on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

3 Unique Towns for Beachside Living on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

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June 17, 2017

Among the 2.6 million visitors who come to Costa Rica each year, a big percentage (maybe even the majority) head to the Pacific coast. For good reason: the country’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. And there is a large variety of types of beaches and beach communities too.

5 Reasons Why We are Leaving Arequipa, Peru

5 Reasons Why We are Leaving Arequipa, Peru

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June 16, 2017

It is surprising that Arequipa is still such a well-kept secret as a place to spend your retirement years. After all, there are over 300 days of sunshine per year, the Pacific coast is only a couple of hours away by bus, and the spectacular hiking trails of the Colca Canyon are only three hours away in the other direction.

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.