Retirement Opportunities In Panama

Panama's Town In Transition Creates An Opportunity

July 7, 2011, Penonome, Panama: Penonome, Panama, is a traditional Panamanian town in transition, an affordable retirement choice, and an investment opportunity.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Penonome is both a town and a district," writes Panama Letter Editor Lee Zeltzer.

"It is also the capital of Cocle, the province that includes the beach communities strung along Panama's Pacific coast just outside Panama City. Cocle, first settled in 1581, was named after a local indigenous chief executed by the Spanish. 'Peno Nome' means 'Nome was executed,' an interesting name for an interesting region.


How To Retire Overseas

Retire Overseas Q&A

July 6, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Answers to frequently asked live, retire, and invest overseas questions.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

The mail is piling up...

Reader Comment:

Kathleen, I just finished reading your letter on opening a bank account offshore.


Retire To Chiang Mai, Thailand

Why Chiang Mai Is A "Better Than Ever" Overseas Retirement Choice

July 5, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand: The troubles of the past year are past, and Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a better-than-ever Asian retirement option.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Sunday's elections here in Thailand came and went," reports Intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst.

"The election was Thailand's 26th since it became a democracy in 1932. The military has taken over, or tried to take over, 18 times since then, most recently in 2006.


Property Investing In Nicaragua

Nicaragua Turns A Corner?

July 4, 2011, Granada, Nicaragua: While Nicaragua continues under the dark cloud of President Ortega, tourism numbers remain strong, and the country’s property investment market seems to have turned a corner.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Ortega's going to win it. I just don't see him losing..."

Lief and I caught up with a friend over drinks in Panama City this past weekend. Our friend is an Australian who has been moving around the world for the better part of his life. He, like us, is well invested in Nicaragua.


Travel In Bogota, Colombia

Finding The Charm In Bogota

July 3, 2011, Bogota, Colombia: Bogota is a big, flat city of urban sprawl that boasts an impressive Spanish colonial old town.

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

A couple of months ago, friends in Panama City told us about their recent visit to Bogota. You've got to go see it, they told us, your next trip to Colombia. It's worth the trip, they assured us.

Driving the 45 minutes from the airport to our hotel the night we arrived, I wondered. We must be passing through the not worthwhile part of the city, I told myself. Block after block after block of low-rise near-tenement buildings covered with graffiti, trash floating around the streets and the sidewalks, everything dark and dreary.


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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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