Retire To Capira, Panama

What Do You Do When Your Pension Won't Pay For Your Retirement? Start Over From Nothing (And Have The Time Of Your Life)

Oct. 3, 2011, Panama City, Panama: When you realize that your pension or retirement nest egg won’t fund the retirement you’ve been dreaming about, opt out…and start over in retirement overseas.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Edward Coleson worked as a firefighter in Corpus Christie, Texas, for 26 years. Over the past few years, as retirement was drawing near, Edward and his wife Kerry came to a realization that was a bit of a shock:

They wouldn't be able to retire on Edward's pension. It'd barely cover their basic expenses...and the home equity and investment accounts they'd figured would supplement the pension were going to amount, it became clear, to much less than they'd been counting on.


Retirement In Aguadulce, Panama

Sweet, Simple, Small-Town Life In Panama’s Interior

Oct. 2, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Panama’s interior hides many affordable retirement options, including Augadulce.

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Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

Lief and I moved to Panama three years ago with a focused doing-business agenda. We'd chosen to relocate from Paris to Panama City specifically because, while Paris (indeed, all France) is a generally miserable (expensive, inefficient, highly taxed, and enormously hassled) place to launch or operate a business, Panama City is perhaps the best place on earth right now to base yourself if your agenda, like ours, is that of the entrepreneur.


Renting vs Buying Property Overseas

Two Problems With Renting Overseas

Sept. 30, 2011, Panama City, Panama: When moving to a new country, you want to rent before you buy. However, renting before you buy property overseas has two downsides to do with price appreciation and currency fluctuation.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Our motto for anyone moving to a new country is always: Rent before you buy. Renting rather than buying has important practical advantages. It allows you to remain mobile and flexible and saves you the carrying costs associated with home ownership. Most important, it gives you a chance to get to know your new home before you commit in full, so you can be sure a place suits you before investing in the purchase of property there.


The Cheapest Places In The World

The Man To Know If You’re Considering Asia

Sept. 29, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Asia hides the world’s most affordable retirement havens and cheapest places to live.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"I grew up in the 1950s and 60s, and China was closed, full-stop closed, permanently closed," writes Asia Correspondent Paul Terhorst.

"Mao's Revolution had taken hold," Paul continues. "One thing we knew for sure was that we'd never, ever get to travel in China.


The World’s Top Offshore Haven

In The World’s Top Offshore Haven, Economic Boom Continues (Despite The Current Hotbed Of Political Semi-Chaos)

Sept. 28, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Panama remains the world’s top offshore haven.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"I've just returned from a week-long trip to the Republic of Panama," writes friend and attorney Robert Bauman following his visit to Panama for our Emergency Offshore Summit earlier this month.

"Even though the tiny Latin American country is still a hotbed of domestic political maneuvering, the Panama economic boom goes on.

"Let me explain...


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"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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