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A Slower Pace of Life in a Rural French Hamlet

A Slower Pace of Life in a Rural French Hamlet

“Our lifestyle is more relaxed here. We don’t live to work but the other way around. The cost of buying a home, living comfortably in the country, and eating good food is lower here compared to the U.S.,” says Laura Springham about rural France where she, her husband Keith, and their son Patrick moved almost two years ago.

Swapping Financial Worries for $1,000-a-Month Fun in León

Swapping Financial Worries for $1,000-a-Month Fun in León

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August 6, 2017

I was a single parent raising a daughter in the U.S. and working in logistics management. Every time I was laid off, which happened several times, I was thrown into complete panic—how would I pay my bills and keep a roof over my child’s head? It was the most horrific fear I’ve ever experienced.