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3 Simple Guidelines For Starting Your Portable Career

3 Simple Guidelines For Starting Your Portable Career

For most of us Baby Boomers, our career was intense, long hours with lots of meetings, some bad bosses, and some tough economic times. So when you transition to a post-career income (whether it's to fund your retirement or just to earn some extra spending money), you want to avoid all those things you weren't so crazy about during your career.

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes When Developing Your Portable Income

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes When Developing Your Portable Income

My journey helping Baby Boomers make the transition from career to portable income began almost 15 years ago. It started first with a few friends who were "aging out" of their careers like I was. They wanted to "pick my brain" on how to get moving in a direction that offered them more independence and flexibility without the inevitable age bias that was palpable in corporate and small-business Ame

From the Big City to Life as a Restaurateur in Costa Rica

From the Big City to Life as a Restaurateur in Costa Rica

Jillian Feibusch knew early on that there was a better life to be had other than living in the craziness of the San Francisco Bay Area. "I was working as a makeup artist for Chanel. Because of the high cost of living, daily commute, health issues, and the intense desire to do something more with my life, I moved to Costa Rica so I could breathe," she says.

Working Remotely Gives Me the Opportunity to Explore Costa Rica

Working Remotely Gives Me the Opportunity to Explore Costa Rica

I've always had a special love for Costa Rica. Having family there meant I grew up coming down to visit every year over Christmas vacation or in the summer. It's a place that has always been a part of me and my life. So, when I decided the career I was in wasn't for me, I left my suburban life in Pennsylvania behind and moved to Costa Rica.

I Love the Freedom of Having No Boss and Living Anywhere

I Love the Freedom of Having No Boss and Living Anywhere

By the time I wake up, it's almost noon. I enjoy a lazy breakfast of traditional Croatian meats and cheeses while sitting on my deck. I eat in almost complete peace and quiet, overlooking the undisturbed beach that is mere steps away from my one-bedroom apartment. I slip into my swimsuit and patter down to the sand, where I spend an hour alternating between the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea and the soft, golden sands leading out to them.

Fund your Life Overseas Quiz

No matter how affordable the destinations we talk about are, the simple fact is: You can’t live anywhere for free…

But what if you had an income that went with you? An income that could give you the freedom you need to just pick up and go?

You could spend half the year in your own cottage on the beach… work in the mornings and snorkel and relax in the afternoons.

With this kind of flexibility, it doesn’t matter where you’re based. That means you can travel whenever you feel like it. You could rent a place in Paris or Quito for a month or two of vacation, work from home a few days a week and spend the rest of your time enjoying the city.

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