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Say Goodbye to a “Do Nothing” Retirement

Say Goodbye to a “Do Nothing” Retirement

I think it's time we started looking at the whole idea of retirement in a different light. There's a general perception of the post-employment years as an opportunity to "do nothing." But recent research conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs suggests that this may be an unhealthy way of thinking about retirement.

Affordable, Cultural, Charming…Why San Miguel is an Expat Haven

Affordable, Cultural, Charming…Why San Miguel is an Expat Haven

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March 27, 2017

Sitting at the rooftop Luna Bar at sunset, you are treated to a vision of dusky rays reflecting off the iconic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church, casting soft rose tones on the Spanish colonial buildings and the cobblestone streets below.

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Colombia

Colombia ranked in the top five of several categories in International Living’s 2017 Global Retirement Index, including healthcare and climate. The country’s turbulent past is well behind it, and today it’s a country that’s gaining the attention of people wanting to retire outside of the U.S. either full- or part-time.

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

My Retirement in Ecuador Has Given Me the Gift of Time

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March 25, 2017

I don’t wear a watch. I have one (of course), but I don’t need it. In fact, I haven’t worn a watch in six years because our retirement in the Ecuadorian mountain city of Cuenca has given me back the gift of time. My husband, Mark, and I are so much more laidback; we’ve forgotten what stress feels like. The only time we feel it is when we go back to the States to visit family and friends.

Do You Have the Right to a Second Passport?

Do You Have the Right to a Second Passport?

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March 23, 2017

You may not have considered it, but you may have a right to become a citizen of more than one country—and doing so could change your life for the better. Under U.S. law, upheld by several U.S. Supreme Court decisions, “dual citizenship” (holding a second citizenship) does not jeopardize U.S. citizenship.