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Enjoying the Warm Embrace of Portugal

Enjoying the Warm Embrace of Portugal

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September 18, 2018

Portugal first took my husband, Keith, and I into her warm embrace when we visited in 2002. On that vacation overseas, we fell in love with the country’s people, architecture, topography, and relaxed way of life. Yet when down the line we began to think about leaving the U.S., a different country was first on our list. Keith had been an International Living Magazine subscriber for years...

A Retirement Paradise…On Just Their Social Security Checks

A Retirement Paradise…On Just Their Social Security Checks

Welcome to ‘Finca Good Life’!” That’s what Michele Martin and her husband Ray say the moment you arrive for a visit. By the way, that’s not just the name of their place; it’s their personal philosophy, too. Living the good life is what they do every day on their mountain ridge in the province of Cartago, Costa Rica...

Single, Happy, and Carefree on Caribbean Shores

Single, Happy, and Carefree on Caribbean Shores

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September 12, 2018

Marion Seaman first visited Roatán with friends in the early ’80s, with no intention of making it her permanent home. She recalls that it wasn’t long before Roatán worked its magic on her. “A few months after I returned to the States, I walked away from everything, including the love of my life. I went to Roatán with only my suitcase, and a dream to spend my days wiggling my toes in the sand...

3 Social Security Benefits You Could Be Eligible For—But Not Know It

3 Social Security Benefits You Could Be Eligible For—But Not Know It

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September 8, 2018

Many people believe that Social Security will contact them if or when they qualify for a benefit, or a change in benefits. Too often, this is not the case. By policy, Social Security staff are trained not to advise us on how to get the most from our benefits. Instead, they just answer our questions, and sign us up. Here are a few examples of what I mean...

In Pictures: A Snapshot of Mexican Markets

In Pictures: A Snapshot of Mexican Markets

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September 7, 2018

One of the joys of living in Mexico is shopping in local markets, rather than sterile supermarkets or larger department stores. Browsing the market stalls and meeting the vendors is a much more “homely” experience, and brings you closer to the source of the goods themselves.Each market has its own distinct character and atmosphere…