These Expats Escaped to the Beach in Panama

These Expats Escaped to the Beach in Panama

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January 19, 2017

Cynthia West bounced through the door vibrating with the news she was about to tell her husband Robert. He listened with mounting glee as she explained her medical company's plan to inject some younger blood into the workforce. They were offering an early retirement package—one that would give Cynthia "an avenue of escape" from her high stress, 10-hour-a-day job in Silicon Valley. She grabbed the opportunity. Though Robert, 62, was working part-time...

Having Fun with A Farm Income in Ecuador

Having Fun with A Farm Income in Ecuador

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January 15, 2017

"I like quiet, I like privacy, and I have that here," says Tracy Copeman of her home in Ecuador. Tracy and her partner Peter McGoldrick own a home on the grounds of an old hacienda a couple hours north of the capital Quito, near Lago San Pablo. They're a long way from their home of Montreal, Canada, but the couple are loving their new life in the Andes. "The temperature is perfect here in the mountains," Tracy says. "And I have great mountain views. From here I can see Mount Cusin, Imbabura, and if I'm sitting in my chair I can see Cotacachi."

Kicking Back with a Part-Time Income in Madrid, Spain

Kicking Back with a Part-Time Income in Madrid, Spain

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January 15, 2017

Six months ago, Lester Herrera, 31, was unemployed in the San Francisco Bay area...a victim of "down-sizing", despite having a business degree from USC. He had been laid off from a non-profit organization where he worked as a career counselor. After several attempts at finding another job, he decided to retire early...to Spain.