50 Ways to Make Money in Retirement

50 Ways to Make Money in Retirement

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October 31, 2019

The thought of moving overseas (and how you’re going to pay for it) can be overwhelming at times. It can even prevent you from taking any action at all. But we’re here to help you get your dream life moving forward. No matter your skill set, no matter what you do now or did in the past, there is an option in that will align with your own skills...

How Blogging Funds My Life of Freedom and Adventure

How Blogging Funds My Life of Freedom and Adventure

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October 30, 2019

When I started my blog, it was simply intended as a way for friends and family to follow our travels. It was only years later that I realized a blog can be so much more than just a journaling site. It could be a way to enhance and support our life of freedom by allowing us to share our adventures with the world, make new friends, and crucially, generate income.

How I Bag Free Trips and Fun Adventures From Blogging

How I Bag Free Trips and Fun Adventures From Blogging

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October 29, 2019

When I first started my travel blog, I had no idea that travel writers often receive free trips. But in just the second year of my blog I was invited on 15, and I only had to pay for transportation to the destinations. All of these comped stays were within the region where I live, but most were in cities I had never visited before...

I Find Endless Inspiration for My Freelance Writing in Culture-Rich Florence

I Find Endless Inspiration for My Freelance Writing in Culture-Rich Florence

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October 27, 2019

In this city, I have found freelance writing to be my career and through my writing and research behind my stories, I uncover a new side of Florence, and of Tuscany, almost every week. The emotions behind life here—the true realness of how life can be lived here—the focus is on family, on food, on taking time to enjoy everything. Here, all are human first, and that is where life differs from the States.

Why 57% of People Make the Wrong Call on When to Take Social Security

Why 57% of People Make the Wrong Call on When to Take Social Security

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October 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration announced that retirees collecting Social Security checks will see a 1.6% cost of living adjustment going into 2020. You can do way better. Here's the deal (and you probably already know this): Every year you hold off on claiming Social Security, you get a guaranteed 8% increase in the payment you ultimately receive.

Slow-Paced Italy Is the Perfect Place to Turn Your Passion Into a Money Spinner

Slow-Paced Italy Is the Perfect Place to Turn Your Passion Into a Money Spinner

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October 23, 2019

Since my wife, Shonna, and I moved to Rieti, Italy, two years ago, the single biggest change has been in the slower pace of our lives. A slow pace of life is at the heart of Italian culture, as spotlighted by the closing of shops for pranzo (lunch), and people’s commitment to putting family first. Read more...: Slow-Paced Italy Is the Perfect Place to Turn Your Passion Into a Money Spinner