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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Live And Invest In Colombia

Turn-Key Versus Emerging—Two Top Retirement Havens Compared

Oct. 13, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: While Panama City is the established world’s top retirement haven, Medellin, Colombia, is a top property investment haven and an emerging top retirement option.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Every time I return to Medellin, I can't help but compare that city to Panama City, my current home base and a long-standing top retire-overseas choice.

In many ways, these two places are the retirement haven yin and yang of each other.

Arriving in Panama City, you recognize instantly that this town is open for business, pushing for growth, and embracing prosperity. Your heart rate quickens, and your mind works quicker, too, trying to keep up with the commotion all around.

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Retire To Medellin, Colombia

Funny Thing Happened On His Way To Buenos Aires…

Oct. 12, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Joe Greco was on his way to Buenos Aires, Argentina, when his VW van broke down in Medellin, where he was impressed immediately by the property investing opportunities on offer in Medellin and decided to stay put.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reade

Joseph Greco has been a full-time investor and developer for the last eight years. He has invested through both growth markets and down ones, working on projects in the United States and abroad. For the past two years, his attention has been focused on Medellin, Colombia, his adopted hometown.

How did Joe end up in Medellin?

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Cost Of Living In Medellin, Colombia

Medellin Versus Panama City, Dollar For Dollar

Oct. 11, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: The overall cost of living in Medellin, Colombia, is slightly less than that in Panama City at current exchange rates. The cost of property in Medellin is an absolute bargain.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Medellin is a city of parks and flowers, from interactive outdoor museum-parks, where children can build and experiment, run and play, to an aquarium, an amusement park, delightful botanical gardens, a planetarium, a "Barefoot Park" with a Zen garden, and dozens of small parks and treed plazas.

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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.

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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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