The Economist’s Fine Properties Fair

The World’s Top Property And Retirement Buys

Oct. 19, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Investing in property overseas is the best way to diversify your life and to diversify your investment portfolio at the same time.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

At 3 p.m. Eastern Time today I'll be giving a webinar as part of the online Fine Properties Fair being hosted by The Economist this week. My topic: "The World's Top Property And Retirement Buys."

I don't want to steal my own thunder, but my plan is to introduce the virtual attendees to the best options right now for investing in foreign real estate, either as part of an overseas retirement plan or for potential investment upside.

No matter which objective describes your agenda, the fundamental advantage is the same:

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Global Investing

Investment Versus Speculation—Stay The Course

Oct. 18, 2011, Orlando, Florida: Recent stock market volatility doesn’t have to mean anything for the long-haul investor. Understand the difference between investing and speculating and stay the course as you plan for your retirement overseas.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"The stock market tanked this year in mid-July," writes Retirement Planning Correspondent Paul Terhorst. "Late July saw some ups and down, then a big drop continuing into August. Later in August and all through September markets swung with huge ups and down.

"We saw far more than normal volatility. The Dow moved up or down more than 200 points a whopping 18 times last quarter.

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Live & Invest Overseas Conference

Live And Invest Overseas Conference, Uncut And Uncensored

Oct. 17, 2011, Orlando, Florida: At our Retire Overseas Conference in Orlando, Florida, we introduced the 200 in attendance to the world’s top options right now for living and retiring better in the world’s top 20 overseas retirement havens.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Kathleen, I don't want to disagree with you," said attorney Juan Carlo Gutiérrez from Medellin, Colombia, looking over in my direction with a grin. "It's just that you're completely wrong."

Juan Carlo went on to correct my interpretation of the current situation for would-be foreign retirees and expats interested in establishing legal residency in Colombia. I'd indicated that it's no easy thing for a foreigner to establish residency in this country.

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Live & Invest Overseas Conference

Funding Your New Life Overseas

Oct. 16, 2011, Orlando, Florida: While getting a job in another country is not an easy thing as a foreign resident or retiree, starting a business is a viable option for generating an income from anywhere in the world.

Also This Week: The World’s Next Top Retirement Haven…Medellin Versus Panama City, Dollar For Dollar…Funny Thing Happened On His Way To Buenos Aires…Turn-Key Versus Emerging—Two Top Retirement Havens Compared…

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

The equity in your home is a fraction what it was four years ago, your 401(k) has been reduced by half, your investment portfolios have taken a beating...

Meantime, the pages of the calendar continue to turn. Retirement approaches.

How are you going to be able to afford it? Maybe you should defer the idea altogether...keep working for five or six or more years longer...

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Live, Retire, And Invest Overseas

The Answer May Be To Get New Friends

Oct. 14, 2011, Panama City, Panama: If your friends don’t understand your interest in living, retiring, and investing overseas, try to get them to take a trip overseas with you.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

A friend sent me this map this week:

Unfortunately, looking at this, I had to admit, this representation is not far from how most Americans view the rest of the world. Only about 30% of Americans have passports...and 50% of those use their passports only for travel to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Obviously, you have a different view of the world or you wouldn't have signed up for this e-letter. But maybe your friends don't share your perspective...and maybe their response to your interest in living, traveling, investing, and retiring to another country ranges from shock to dismay, even paranoia.

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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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