Retirement Options In Southeast Asia

“We’re Living Through The Asian Century, After All”

March 8, 2012, Panama City, Panama: Asia offers some of the cheapest retirement havens in the world, including in Thailand, Vietnam, India, and China.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

This week we're talking about the world's top havens, the best places on earth to think about spending time and money right now, from the Americas to the Continent to, today, Asia.

This is the approach we will be taking when Lief Simon and I convene in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 30 through May 2, with more than three-dozen expats, experts, friends, colleagues, and key contacts from all across the globe, for our 2012 Retire Overseas Conference. Over the three days of this event, we will introduce the assembled group to the world's top choices for living, retiring, investing, or starting a business overseas.

Destinations in the Americas can be sunny and warm, nearby and accessible, friendly and welcoming, and, sometimes, above all, super-affordable.


Retire To Europe

Top Havens On The Continent

March 7, 2012, Panama City, Panama: Not everyone is cut out for life in the tropics or the developing world. Retirement in Europe can be more comfortable, more appointed, and more cosmopolitan. Here are the five best places to think about retiring in Europe right now.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

April 30 through May 2, Lief Simon and I will be in Scottsdale, Arizona, along with more than three-dozen expats and experts, friends, colleagues, and key contacts from all across the globe, convening with us for this 2012 Retire Overseas Conference to introduce the assembled group to the best places on earth to think about spending time and money right now...the world's top choices for living, retiring, investing, or starting a business overseas.

We intend to organize the program geographically. As I explained yesterday, first we'll look at the top havens of the Americas.


Investment Havens In Latin America

11 Top Havens Of The Americas

March 6, 2012, Panama City, Panama: During our Retire Overseas Conference taking place April 30-May 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona, experts and expats will introduce you to the top 10 retirement, lifestyle, business, and investment choices in Latin America.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Over three days in Scottsdale, Arizona, at our Retire Overseas Conference, which will kick off April 30, we're going to introduce you to the world's best options right now for spending your time and your money...the best places on earth to live, retire, invest, or start a business.

Starting in Latin America.

We give a lot of virtual press to Latin America because this part of the world is sunny, accessible (from North America and, depending on the destination, from Europe, too), welcoming, interesting, diverse, friendly, home to established and expanding communities of expatriates, bursting with business and investment opportunity, and, in some spots, sublimely affordable.


Visa Options In Southeast Asia

Legal Options For Retiring In The World’s Cheapest Retirement Havens

March 5, 2012, Southeast Asia: Southeast Asia offers some of the world’s cheapest places to retire. Here’s a guide to your legal options for arranging long-term and retirement residency in the top retirement havens of Southeast Asia

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"One important point to be made about retiring in Southeast Asia," writes Asia Correspondent Wendy Justice, "is that not every country in this region offers a retirement visa.

"Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, for example, do not have any sort of extended visa specifically for retirees.

"It is possible, nevertheless, to live or retire in these countries. For example, in Laos or Cambodia, you could volunteer with one of the many NGOs. Volunteering or working even a few days per month is often enough to qualify you for a long-term visa.


Retire To Santa Fe, Panama

Safe And Separate—The Sweet And Simple Life In Panama’s Best-Kept Secret

March 4, 2012, Santa Fe, Panama: Santa Fe, Panama, is a beautiful mountain town where life is sweet, simple, safe, and cheap.

Also This Week: Panama 101 (Free With Purchase)...Carnaval In Chitre--Carousing, Cavorting, And Culecos...Wine Country With A Long History And A Lot Of Heart--The Best Of French Country Retirement...Hua Hin Versus Nha Trang--Two Top Asian Retirement Choices Compared...

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

We four adults sat on the big rock dangling our naked feet over the edge so that the cold water of the river flowed over them, mitigating the effects of the bright midday sun overhead. Out in the middle of the river, Jackson and his friend Valerian jumped and paddled, laughed and called to each other.

One secret to appreciating life in Panama City is escaping Panama City as often as possible. Panamanians figured this out long ago. That's why all those Panamanian residents of this country's capital who can afford it have houses at the beach or in the mountains where they spend weekends and holidays.


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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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