Off the Grid and Loving It in Belize

Off the Grid and Loving It in Belize

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December 21, 2012

When my husband and I first started dreaming about taking a six-month "family sabbatical" with our four young kids somewhere in Central America, we'd considered Costa Rica and Panama as well as Belize. But then I met a British couple who lived in southern Belize. We stayed in touch and they often gave me advice about our unfolding plans.

Cost of Living Overseas: Live Well from $1,000 a Month

Cost of Living Overseas: Live Well from $1,000 a Month

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November 30, 2012

Retirement in the States is getting more expensive all the time. But in the right places overseas…you can upgrade your lifestyle and live better than you could at home for a small fraction of the price. We asked our editors from around the world to send in their monthly budgets. Read on for the 5 cheapest countries in the world to retire comfortably today.

Moving Overseas: Save Big When You Leave from a “No-Tax State”

Moving Overseas: Save Big When You Leave from a “No-Tax State”

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November 2, 2012

Many people are surprised to learn that one of their biggest tax-planning decisions when it comes to living overseas has to do with where they live before they go. It’s one of the most overlooked aspects of tax planning. Put simply, there are states that are “no-income tax” states. If you move overseas from one of these, then you’ll pay no state income tax.

Expat Health Insurance 101

Expat Health Insurance 101

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October 3, 2012

Health insurance—qualifying for it, paying for it, and keeping it—is one of the biggest worries we hear about from folks in the U.S. But since I moved abroad it hasn’t been a problem for me. And if you’re thinking of moving abroad, it likely doesn’t have to be a problem for you, either. As an expat, you’ll have a range of health care solutions available to you. Your choice is deciding which options makes the most sense for your situation.

Video Postcard: Vitoria—A Charming City in Spain’s Basque Country

Video Postcard: Vitoria—A Charming City in Spain’s Basque Country

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August 4, 2011

In this video, IL editor Glynna Prentice visits Vitoria, a charming mid-sized city (population about 236,000) in Spain’s Basque country.Vitoria is in the green, mountainous interior of northern Spain, about a 45-minute drive south of Bilbao, the industrial port city on Spain’s north coast. Vitoria (or Victoria-Gasteiz...