Live & Invest In Colombia Conference

The World’s Next Top Retirement Haven?

Oct. 10, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Medellin, Colombia, with its great weather, affordable cost of living, low cost of property, sophisticated culture, and emerging foreign community, could be the world’s next top retirement haven.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellin? That'll save you a lot of time. This is the place to be in this country right now..."

So remarked one of the real estate agents Lief and I met on our first visit to Medellin more than two years ago. Lief and I were still getting our bearings then, feeling our way around, but, from the first time this beautiful city came into view, we recognized that we'd found something special.


Retire To Ireland

Ireland, Again

Oct. 9, 2011, Waterford, Ireland: Ireland has always been one of the world’s top retirement havens. Today it is also more affordable than it has been in two decades.

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Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

I began my own adventures overseas in Ireland. Early one autumn morning what today seems like a lifetime ago, I packed my then 8-year-old daughter Kaitlin, my laptop, and eight very oversized suitcases into an SUV. Then Kaitlin, my husband (of one month at the time) Lief Simon, and I boarded a plane bound for Dublin. From there, we three found our way south to Waterford, where we made our home for the next seven years.


Global Property Investing

What Are You Waiting For?

Oct. 7, 2011, Panama City, Panama: : It’s not sensible or even possible to try to time a global property purchase for currency fluctuations.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

A reader wrote in a couple of weeks ago asking about coordinating a planned real estate investment with the ups and downs of the local currency in the country where he was shopping. He was referring to Colombia, as we had recently written about the U.S. dollar strengthening against the Colombian peso just as we planned to send more money to this country for the renovation of our apartment in Medellin.


Retire To San Rafael, Mendoza

The Best Of Old World Living In The Americas

Oct. 6, 2011, Mendoza, Argentina: San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, offers an Old World lifestyle on the doorstep of the best wine routes in Argentina at an affordable cost.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Tom Phelan, an American friend, traveled to Mendoza province, Argentina, five years ago to attend a conference. He intended to stay for three weeks but extended that to three months once he got a good look at the place.

Then he and his wife decided they'd like to stay on in Mendoza for good.


The Cheapest Places In The World

Living Rich

Oct. 5, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Living rich has nothing to do with how much money you have. Living or retiring rich has to do with being adaptable and flexible, willing to move to take advantage of the world’s cheapest places to live or retire.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"You're living rich," writes Retirement Planning Correspondent Paul Terhorst. "Congratulations.

"In the past, being rich meant spending a lot of money. But then came low-cost jet travel, ATMs, satellite TV, computers, Skype, and iPads. Millions of expats suddenly were able to move to places where they could live better and have more fun, sometimes way more fun, with the money they already had.


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Readers Say

"The level of experience, knowledge, and competence is top-shelf. Primarily, I appreciated the sincere and honest approach of the organizers and all the presenters, as well as the obvious desire to give participants complete, accurate, timely, and appropriate information and to answer questions thoroughly."

Andrew F., United States


"I particularly appreciated your information today about the joys (?) of international rental property. What I admire is your honest, tell-it-like-it-is approach. A lot of people have been hurt by nothing but glowing reports about offshore living from various sources. Your honest, direct approach is a real service."

— Arlean K., United States

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.

Read more here.


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