How To Retire Overseas
“I’m very concerned about what’s going on in the United States right now. Frankly, I want to get out of this crashing economy. The places you write about sound tempting. But I’m not sure which one might really make sense for me. I need help, not only with where to think about going but also how…”
We’re getting a lot of e-mails like this one right now. And we understand. Even if you’re certain you’re ready to think about moving someplace where the cost of living is lower and the way of life is…well…just better…
Still, you can be overwhelmed by the options and confused as to how in the world to get started.
As Retire Overseas Expert Akaisha Kaderli wrote recently: “Believe me, you will not be the first to pack up and leave the Land of the Free to carve out a more comfortable, more affordable retirement lifestyle elsewhere.”
No, you are not the first, and you are not alone. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need help.
These qualify in many ways as desperate times. That’s why we’re taking emergency action.
The U.S. government is planning for its US$800 billion bailout of the U.S. economy.
It’s time for you to think about a bailout of your own.
We tease and tempt you in these dispatches each day with just how good and, critically, how affordable the living can be in many, many places around the world right now.
Please, believe me when I tell you that: Things are not bad all over.
Your many e-mails, dear reader, have been a call to action for us. We recognize that identifying the foreign paradise with your name on it is only the beginning of the story.
Then the real work starts.
“I need practical advice,” wrote another reader recently. “I need help understanding my options overseas for health care. Can I receive my Social Security abroad? How do I open a bank account?”
We address these questions every day in these dispatches, but we understand that reading a response to someone else’s question isn’t the same as having your own questions answered in full and in person.
That’s why our editors and correspondents are scrambling as I write to finalize plans for our:
This is Step 1. This is how you get started. This is Retire Overseas 101.
This is your chance to spend two full days in the company of more than a dozen people who have lived the expat life. Who have moved across borders…in most cases, more than once…with spouses, with businesses, with families, with children, with pets…
This is your chance to ask all your questions and to have them answered in full in person.
This is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know regarding…
- Medical care abroad…
- International health insurance…
- Expat tax issues…
- International banking options…
- Telecommunications challenges…
- Visas, residency, even citizenship…
- Buying a car…shipping a car…
- Starting a business in a foreign country…
- Enrolling your children in an international school…
- Shipping furniture across continents…
- Managing customs and minimizing import duty…
- Getting a driver’s license in a new country…
- Opening a bank account as a foreign resident…or as a non-resident…
- Learning a new language…
- Shopping for groceries…for appliances…for antiques…
- Finding a house or an apartment to rent…
- Taking the plunge and making an investment in foreign real estate…
These will be two information-packed days, with presentation after presentation by expats and experts speaking from firsthand experience about how to get from where you are right now to the better, more affordable life overseas you’re dreaming about…
These will be two high-octane days with lots of opportunity for questions and answers (your questions and real-world answers from our panel of experts)…
These will be two fast-paced days of one-on-one discussion and private consultations (if you like)…
These will be two days of chatting and mingling, networking and socializing poolside over cocktails.
We want this important and timely program to be available to as many Live and Invest Overseas readers as possible. We realize how much you need this support right now.
So we’re doing two things:
We’re pricing our How To Retire Overseas Event so that cost is no hindrance to your participation. In truth, you can’t afford not to participate in this one-of-a-kind and extraordinarily timely event.
In fact…you could attend free.
When you join us here in Panama City May 14-16 for our Premier Live & Invest in Panama Conference, you’re invited to participate in the two days of our How To Retire Overseas Event as our guest.
In effect, we’re expanding our Live & Invest in Panama Conference to include two additional days, May 12 and 13.
Over these two additional days, we will lay out a plan for you. We will get focused and serious. We will address the nuts and bolts, the particulars and the practicalities.
We will make sure you have all the information and knowledge you need to be able to retire overseas.
Our experts, expats all, will show you live and in person how to retire overseas.
You can attend both the Live & Invest in Panama Conference and the How To Retire Overseas Event for the price of the Live & Invest in Panama Conference alone.
Or, come on down to sunny Panama for the How To Retire Overseas Event alone and spend two days with our panel of experts gaining the wisdom of decades of experience living, retiring, doing business, and investing all over the world.
You couldn’t gain access to this level of experience and expertise any other way even if you were willing to pay for it.
And the cost, if you tried to source this kind of support on your own, would be great.
However, as I’ve explained, we’re pricing this How To Retire Overseas Event so that you can’t afford not to attend.
Desperate times call for…special offers. Here’s ours:
Participate in our How To Retire Overseas Event…for but US$395 per person.
Second person of a couple attends for half-off. (That is, a couple attends for US$592.50.)
I can’t imagine how you’d gain access to this level of wisdom and knowledge for less than US$400 on your own. One meeting with one international tax attorney could cost you more than that.
Pay US$395 per person to be in the room with us for these two heavy-hitting, everything-you-need-to-know-to-retire-overseas days (US$592.50 if you register as a couple).
Or join us free for these two special days when you participate in our Premier Live & Invest in Panama Conference.
Here’s the catch. Space in the meeting rooms at the Veneto Hotel, where we’ll be holding both the How To Retire Overseas Event and the Live & Invest in Panama Conference, is limited. The available seats for this event at this price will fill very quickly.
Please, therefore, don’t delay. This is your chance to have all your questions answered in person by people who know what they’re talking about.
This is your chance to spend time among others just like you, like-minded souls who are also considering their options during these uncertain times.
This is your chance to plan for your own bailout.
But, to tell you the truth, we don’t think about it in those terms. We don’t think of it as bailing out.
We think of it as starting anew. Realizing your dreams. Having the greatest adventure of your lifetime.
And, in the process, making sure you don’t have to spend your retirement decades worried about how not to outlive your retirement nest egg.
They say “bailout”…we say “dream retirement”…
Either way, this is your chance to gain all the knowledge and support you need to make it happen. Reserve your seat right now. Before it’s too late.
P.S. In all these years covering this live, retire, invest overseas beat, I’ve yet to meet one person who regretted making a move abroad.
In fact, the only regret I’ve ever heard articulated by someone who’s taken the leap…is that he didn’t act sooner.
Here’s your chance to take that all-important first step at an unbelievably appealing Desperate Times…Special Offer price.
Again, at this price, the available seats in the room at the Veneto Hotel will fill very quickly. Go here now to reserve one for yourself before it’s too late.
Or contact our Conference Coordinate Stephanie Valencia by phone, 1-888-627-8834, or e-mail, SValencia@LiveandInvestOverseas.com with your questions.
P.P.S. Of course, we’ll discuss your top options for where to retire overseas, as well. And our collected experts will be happy to answer your destination-related questions along with your practical ones.
The focus for this How To Retire Overseas Event is the nuts and bolts of organizing for a move abroad. But we won’t ignore the fun and sexy side of things. We’ll make sure you’re introduced to the world’s top options for living well and retiring better right now…then we’ll make sure you know everything you need to know to launch your new life in whichever overseas Shangri-la strikes your fancy.
“I wanted to send you a special thank you, Kathleen, for your motivational newsletter. I retired several years ago, with no real plan for how to spend the remaining days of my life with my wife.
“Then we started reading Live and Invest Overseas. It became the highlight of our evenings. We even started to dream. We dreamed of a second home in Belize, in Panama, in Nicaragua, in Costa Rica, and the list goes on.
“Our biggest problem was we couldn’t decide which location would be best for us. We even traveled to at least a dozen different countries in the Caribbean and Central America. Each one had its pros and cons. We still could not decide where we should spend our retirement years or if we should even be so brazen as to consider a move to a foreign land.
“One day you wrote something in your newsletter that really hit home. It was an exact quote from my childhood, something my mother would say to me on a regular basis. I quote: ‘I am going to grab you by your shirt collar, and sit you up straight in that chair, so you better pay attention to what I am saying.’
“Well, Kathleen, I heard you, and I did pay attention. I got off the fence. My wife and I finally made a decision to enjoy the rest of our lives. And we owe it all to you.
“We bought a yacht and named her Our Destiny. Our dream now is to travel the oceans and visit as many countries as we can in our retirement. And, again, we owe it all to you. You gave us the proverbial push to get us off the fence.
“We both want to thank you for the content, the information, the motivation, and the literary style of your newsletter. Without your writings, we never would have taken this step.
“Keep up the good work!”
— Bob and Linda C., United States