Ditch the Rocking Chair and Enjoy an Active Retirement in Ecuador

Ditch the Rocking Chair and Enjoy an Active Retirement in Ecuador

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March 28, 2017

Ecuador has many qualities that appeal to those over age 65, including good healthcare, an affordable cost of living, benefits for those of tercer edad (retirement age), and a steady mild climate. But if you think these expats came to Ecuador simply to escape the snow while twiddling their thumbs through their golden years, you'd be dead wrong.

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

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March 26, 2017

Colombia ranked in the top five of several categories in International Living’s 2017 Global Retirement Index, including healthcare and climate. The country’s turbulent past is well behind it, and today it’s a country that’s gaining the attention of people wanting to retire outside of the U.S. either full- or part-time.

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

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March 25, 2017

I don’t wear a watch. I have one (of course), but I don’t need it. In fact, I haven’t worn a watch in six years because our retirement in the Ecuadorian mountain city of Cuenca has given me back the gift of time. My husband, Mark, and I are so much more laidback; we’ve forgotten what stress feels like. The only time we feel it is when we go back to the States to visit family and friends.

“Life is Good” at $2,000 a Month in Costa Rica

“Life is Good” at $2,000 a Month in Costa Rica

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March 24, 2017

Costa Rica has been a destination for retirees and other expats going on four decades now. The benefits that drew those first pioneers all those years ago are still very much part of life in this little Central American gem. It ticks a lot of boxes. You can’t beat the weather, especially when you’ve just endured another chilly North American winter.

Take the First Step on the Road to Retirement Overseas

Take the First Step on the Road to Retirement Overseas

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March 23, 2017

If you’re thinking of attending your first International Living conference, it may be the first step on a journey that can take you anywhere in the world. You might join us once and, armed with the knowledge and insights you glean, hit out for your dream retirement destination almost immediately.

Family Ties: Your Path to a Second Passport

Family Ties: Your Path to a Second Passport

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March 23, 2017

When you hold a second passport, a world of opportunities opens up to help you protect your finances, safeguard your privacy, and grow your financial nest egg free from high taxes. A second passport gives you the ability to travel to and live in countries visa-free…a degree of added insurance against an American collapse, catastrophe, or other domestic dangers…and most importantly, the ability to engage in investments and tax planning that’s mostly off-limits to Americans.