World’s best 21 places to live, retire or have the adventure of your life right now!

According to the team at LiveAndInvestOverseas.com these are the world’s 21 best places to live, retire, or have the adventure of your lifetime right now… Enjoy the list, choose one and … retire today!!!

1. Argentina… From cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to Mendoza wine country…

2. Belize… Beaches, rain forests, reefs, Mayan ruins, and rivers…
plus one of the easiest places in the world to get foreign residency…

3. Brazil… A huge, diverse nation boasting excellent investment opportunity and bargain beach properties…

4. Chile… The ease and comfort of “First World” living, plus easy residency with little hassle…

5. Colombia… A land emerging as one of the next great expat destinations, specifically Medellin, a European-feel city with a Latin American cost of living… Continue reading “World’s best 21 places to live, retire or have the adventure of your life right now!”

The Other Key To Making Your Retire Overseas Dreams Come True

After cost of living and housing, the question of foreign residency options is a key one to consider as you make your retire-overseas plans.

The truth is, not every country welcomes foreign residents or retirees, and, in those that do, the requirements for qualifying for residency status vary greatly. Furthermore, some countries (for example, Panama) offer many different options for establishing permanent residency.

A local attorney can detail all the possibilities for you, and, in most cases, I recommend you use a local attorney to process the associated paperwork for the visa you choose to apply for. It’s worth the minimal expense, and it saves you the effort of trying to wade through the related red tape in a foreign language. In some cases (again, in Panama, for example), an attorney’s help is not only advisable but required.
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A Tale Of Two Retirees

Friends David Stubbs and Lucy Culpepper retired overseas early and haven’t looked back since… “I retired to Costa Rica in 2004,” explains David, “at the age of 48. I was late. My goal from my teenage years was to be in a position to retire by the age of 35. As I approached that milestone, I was having too much fun to quit. Even at 40, I was not ready, but, by 45, I knew my time in the workforce was up. It took me a couple of years to extricate myself from corporate life, after 21 years with Hewlett-Packard. … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Retirees

Most Frequently Asked (And Not So Crazy) Questions About Retiring Overseas

The following questions, which we receive regularly, are often preceded by, “I feel a little foolish asking, but I’m just not sure…” Don’t be shy. It never hurts to clarify. For example: 1. “If I move overseas, could I ever return home?” Yes, of course. Living overseas, even full-time, even as a legal resident of another country, affects your ability to spend time in your home country not at all. You’re still an American (or British or Australian, etc.) citizen, after all. You can come and go as you please. 2. Living overseas, would I lose my original citizenship? Again, … Continue reading Most Frequently Asked (And Not So Crazy) Questions About Retiring Overseas

Assessing Your Retire Overseas Risks

“Read almost any article in the mainstream press about retiring overseas,” writes Intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst from his current base in Chiang Mai, Thailand, “and the writer almost invariably starts by evaluating the local health care situation. ‘Country A offers high-quality, low-cost health care…Country B allows expats to buy into the national health plan.’ “I’ve long been puzzled by this emphasis on health care. “Sure, most overseas retirees are older…and we older folks buy more health care than young people. But we buy other stuff, too. We buy transportation, plumbing, electricity, and lodging. You never read that ‘Country C offers … Continue reading Assessing Your Retire Overseas Risks

Move Over, Baby Boomers! Make Room For The New Generation Of Overseas Retirees

At what age should you think about retiring overseas? It’s almost never too late…or too early. Laurie Norton and Paul Jewitt, two easygoing Canadians, low-key and modest, started their new lives in Belize four years ago, as young 30-somethings. As Belize Correspondent Ann Kuffner explains, “Laurie and Paul are part of an emerging trend. Move over, Baby Boomers! An increasing number of adventurous 30- and 40-year-olds are making their mark on the local San Pedro Town scene here on Ambergris Caye. They’re making their way down here to La Isla Bonita with small savings and pockets full of dreams, and … Continue reading Move Over, Baby Boomers! Make Room For The New Generation Of Overseas Retirees