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Medicare Abroad: What You Need to Know

Medicare Abroad: What You Need to Know

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September 11, 2017

No matter what politicians decide about healthcare, one thing is for sure—your Medicare coverage won’t go with you if you decide to retire overseas. Luckily, though, there are many countries where, as a legal resident, you can qualify for a local healthcare plan that’s often more comprehensive and less costly than Medicare.

A Relaxed, Life of Luxury for $1,800 a Month in Bali

A Relaxed, Life of Luxury for $1,800 a Month in Bali

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September 4, 2017

Ron Piltzer’s house has a perfectly manicured front yard and patio. The 1,200-square-foot house has two large bedrooms, a large kitchen, a gorgeous tiled bathroom, and a large living room and dining room. The attractive, high-quality furnishings are rich with tropical hardwoods.

The Best-Kept Secret in Belize, Where You Can Live on $1,600 a Month

The Best-Kept Secret in Belize, Where You Can Live on $1,600 a Month

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September 3, 2017

The Cayo, a 2,000-square-mile region in Belize’s interior, casts an irresistible spell. It’s home to lush fields where Mennonites farm…untamed jungles where jaguars roam…and meandering rivers perpetually flowing toward the sea.

A Laidback, Low-Key Life in a 200 Year-Old Portuguese Cottage

A Laidback, Low-Key Life in a 200 Year-Old Portuguese Cottage

My husband Keith and I sit at our neighborhood café, enjoying a coffee and ice-cold bubbly water. Our Maltese, Carson, appreciatively sniffs the fresh ocean breeze. The cost to spend a couple of hours relaxing and chatting like this—a daily ritual which punctuates the easy lifestyle we lead...

Our Own Private Hotel for Free in Beach-Town Mexico

Our Own Private Hotel for Free in Beach-Town Mexico

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August 28, 2017

The warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps from “our” nine-room boutique hotel on the outskirts of  Celestún on the Yucatán peninsula, where we're currently housesitting. Most mornings my husband, Michael, and I have the beautiful white-sand beach and some of the clearest waters in the Yucatán all to ourselves.