Corruption Overseas

Corruption Free?

June 6, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Should you make your determination as to where to retire overseas based on the perception of local corruption?

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

A reader wrote last week to ask about corruption in countries we report on, wondering why we don't cover this subject more often and more directly. He referenced Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions report (you can read it here), results in which more than 75% of the countries score lower than 5, indicating a "serious corruption problem."

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Where To Retire

Pluses And Minuses...Give And Take

June 5, 2011, Panama City, Panama: When considering options for where to retire overseas—whether you want to retire to Central America, retire to South America, retire to Europe, or retire to Asia—it’s a matter of pluses and minuses, give and take.

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Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

Let's take a step back this morning and regroup.

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Global Property Investing

Coconut Profits

June 3, 2011, Fortaleza, Brazil: Fortaleza, Brazil, can be an ideal place for an investment in productive, agricultural land.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

I've written in the past about my general concerns related to the Brazil real estate investment market. Not because I don't think there's money to be made here, but because it's a difficult market to navigate. You've got language issues, currency issues, and issues to do with moving money in and out. Bottom line, this market is more complicated than the typical small investor is prepared for. The costs of investing here, in terms of both time and money, can easily eat up any profits you might otherwise realize.

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Travel In Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova

A Thousand Years Of Culture

June 2, 2011, Transylvania, Romania: Travel in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine is an opportunity to discover a thousand years of culture that is largely a mystery to the Western world.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"My friend Ivan and I were traveling in Transylvania, Romania," writes Intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst, picking up where he left off yesterday.

"We met many people who spoke English, especially in restaurants and hotels.

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Travel In Suceova, Romania

Historic, Romantic, Pretty, And Cheap

June 1, 2011, Suceava, Romania: Suceova, Romania, is an historic, romantic, pretty, and cheap travel and retirement haven.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"My friend Ivan and I crossed the border from Ukraine into Suceava, Romania," writes Intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst, continuing his East European adventures.

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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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