Retire To Cebu, Philippines

One Woman's Adventures On Cebu

Aug. 8, 2011, Cebu, Philippines: Cebu, Philippines, is an excellent choice for a retiree on a modest budget.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Most of the expats who live on Cebu, in the Philippines, are men, and many of them are retired military receiving military pensions and Social Security," writes Philippines Correspondent Victoria Clair.

"I am not in this category. I am a retired American woman who simply finds it advantageous to live in this part of the world.

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Beachfront Property In Panama

Overheard From My Hammock

Aug. 7, 2011, Azuero Sunset Coast, Colombia:  It’s important to understand the associated risks when buying Rights of Possession (ROP) property in Panama.

Also This Week: Costa De Oro--Affordable First World Beachfront Retirement...What We Can All Learn From John Cowperthwaite...Thin-Slicing Belize, From The Caribbean To The Cayo To Corozal...Own On The Golf Course Or Near The Beach For US$85,000...

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

"Do you think he'd take US$10,000?"

"Yes, I'm pretty sure he'd jump at that."

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Global Property Investing

Distortion Investing

Aug. 5, 2011, Panama City, Panama: In the current climate, investing in property markets where a distortion means you can expect a net annual yield of 10% or better is a smart use of available capital.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

This morning everyone was talking about yesterday's drop in the stock market. When I checked earlier today, the markets are down further.

The only reason I know this, though, is because I forced myself to focus on the hubbub. Generally speaking, I don't look at my stock portfolio but maybe once a month. I don't want to worry about "volatile" markets and day-by-day ups and down in stock prices, so I invest only in stocks I can ignore.

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Expat Property Market In Thailand

Own On The Golf Course Or Near The Beach For US$85,000

Aug. 4, 2011, Hua Hin, Thailand: Hua Hin is a beautiful area on the coast of Thailand where you can own on a golf course or near the beach for as little as US$85,000.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Last week, I wrote to you about our impressions of Hua Hin, Thailand," writes Asia Correspondent Wendy Justice.

"As you could tell by my observations, I'm sure, my husband and I were very impressed by what we discovered there. Beautiful, clean beaches, a large and established expat community, amazing golf courses, excellent medical and dental care, and all the services and amenities that an expat could want.

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Retire to Belize

Thin Slicing Belize--From The Caribbean To The Cayo To Corozal

Aug. 3, 2011, Belize:

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

Clear turquoise waters lapping gently against soft white sand. Palm trees rustling in the warm breeze. Fishing boats bobbing on the horizon. Birdsong and island tunes all around...

Ambergris Caye, Belize, is unadulterated, unpretentious Caribbean...the sea, sand, and sunshine of the Caymans or the Virgin Islands without the price tag.

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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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