How To Retire Overseas

Burning Ships Not Bridges

Sept. 1, 2011, Panama City, Panama: When retiring overseas, it can be a good idea to burn your ships behind you—that is, to sell your home “back home” and not to invest in owning a new home in your retirement haven of choice.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Most Americans spend 85% of their household budget on three things," writes Retirement Planning Correspondent Paul Terhorst:

"Taxes, cars, and housing.

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Where To Retire Overseas

Asia Versus Europe Versus The Americas

Aug. 31, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Asia, Europe, and the Americas offer very different retire overseas options.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

In these dispatches, I give a lot of virtual ink to Latin America. That's because it's nearby to North America (where most of our readers currently reside) and because it can be cheap and sunny (two things most would-be expats and retirees abroad actively seek).

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Offshore Banking

Why You Might Want A Foreign Bank Account In China…And Much More

Aug. 30, 2011, Lake Como, Italy: Asia hides some of the world’s most appealing and most affordable foreign retirement options.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

While we've been on the road in Europe, the mail has been piling up back in the office...

"Dear Live and Invest Overseas, I am still in the process of digesting our total experience at your conference in Panama earlier this month.

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Live Or Retire To Italy

At Home In Italy?

Aug. 29, 2011, Florence, Italy: Venice, Ravenna, Rome, Pisa, and Florence, Italy, offer very different lifestyle and cost of living retire overseas options.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Moving around Italy these past couple of weeks, we haven't been scouts, but tourists. Still, passing through Venice, Ravenna, Rome, Pisa, and, now, Florence, we've made observations related to the idea of living or retiring in these cities.

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Travel Bests In Europe

Euro Bests

Aug. 28, 2011, Pisa, Italy: Europe is a land of superlatives, biggest, oldest, tallest, grandest…

Also This Week: Low-Cost Living Today, Currency Upside Tomorrow…Life On Cebu… Why This Southeast Asian City Is A No-Brainer Budget Retirement Choice… You Almost Don’t Mind Being A Tourist In This Town…

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

This month, motoring across Europe with our kids, we're tourists. No sense pretending otherwise. We're sight-seers...holiday-makers. Like Chevy Chase and his kin, we're an American family on a European Vacation.

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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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