The Insider Tips You Need to Know to Spend Less in Panama

The Insider Tips You Need to Know to Spend Less in Panama

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February 23, 2016

Life, as we all know, is full of contradictions. Even here in Panama City—my little slice paradise. I’ve been living here since 2005, ever since I quit my job sailing the world aboard luxury cruise liners. For my money, there’s no better location and no better value anywhere in the world.

Living in Stress-Free Belize on 66% Less Than in the U.S.

Living in Stress-Free Belize on 66% Less Than in the U.S.

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February 19, 2016

If you drop by Dan and Mary Elizabeth Crofts home in Corozal, Belize, you might find Dan indulging in one of his favorite new pastimes…feeding the local iguanas. Mary Elizabeth explains, “We have a family of three that we have named: Greta, Gary, and their son, Genghis. They love bananas and we have a video of Dan feeding them”.

Great Healthcare at a Low Cost in Malaysia

Great Healthcare at a Low Cost in Malaysia

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February 18, 2016

There’s so much to love about island life in Penang, Malaysia, that it’s hard to know where to start. The cost of living has gone down due to the strength of the U.S. dollar and the falling Malaysian dollar, which is great for expats living here. For example, a 2,000-square-foot apartment with sea views that cost $900 a month to rent two years ago is now just $700.

“Living My Dream Retirement in Caribbean Beach-Town Mexico”

“Living My Dream Retirement in Caribbean Beach-Town Mexico”

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February 18, 2016

Frank and Dale Reams took their first vacation to the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Caribbean coast in 1998 and knew, instantly, that they belonged there. “We fell in love with this area and after several more vacations, we decided that Puerto Morelos would become our retirement home when the time came,” says Frank.

“I’m Happier Living in Nicaragua…You Could Be Too”

“I’m Happier Living in Nicaragua…You Could Be Too”

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February 17, 2016

Forget what the scientists tell us about the five happiness factors. I’ve lived in Nicaragua for eight years and I can easily explain why I am much happier here than I ever was in the U.S. Don’t get me wrong, my life was fine in San Diego, good even. But now that I see how life can really be for a retiree, there’s actually no comparison. Here’s why:Don’t get me wrong, my life was fine in San Diego, good even. But now that I see how life can really be for a retiree, there’s actually no comparison. Here’s why:

The Tranquil Panama Town That Loves to Throw a Good Party

The Tranquil Panama Town That Loves to Throw a Good Party

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February 16, 2016

Pedasi is a sleepy kind of town. It consists of a main road, a central park, and several blocks of residences and businesses…I toured the town on foot in a couple of hours. It’s primarily a fishing village but has seen an upsurge in outside interest in recent years, resulting in a small but growing expat community.

Why I Stand By Our “Crazy” Decision To Move to Belize

Why I Stand By Our “Crazy” Decision To Move to Belize

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February 11, 2016

When my husband Dave and I first visited Belize we were blown away by the island lifestyle and culture. We loved seeing swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches everywhere we looked. We loved seeing people actually enjoying their day, walking to get their groceries, the lack of materialism, and the fact that we could be outside 12 months a year.

The “Big Easy” Way to Discover Your Dream Retirement Destination

The “Big Easy” Way to Discover Your Dream Retirement Destination

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February 3, 2016

Is the idea of retiring overseas just a bit intimidating? You’re not alone if you think so.I meet hundreds of expats every year who feel just as you do. They’re excited about the chance to squeeze every bit of fun and adventure out of their retirement years by exploring new cultures...and yes, saving tons of money...and living a more carefree life in a pretty-as-a-picture, fair-weather destination overseas.