9781118758595

The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year

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    9781118758595

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    1118758595

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/17/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Achieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budget

The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today's chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly afford in the U.S. or Canada by finding the right overseas retirement haven. The book reveals those affordable havens and the strategies for successfully making the move that could save your retirement. Aimed at retirees and near-retirees in the U.S. and Canada, this book's strategies apply just as well to younger people and people with families who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life while at the same time lowering their cost of living. It includes solutions for the challenges of continuing to work and earn money abroad, too.

As long-time contributors to the acknowledged leader in the field, International Living, authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Precher have at their disposal more than thirty years of International Living experience and expertise in the topic. They've been writing about living overseas for more than 12 years and have created their own broad and deep body of work, including regular blogs on the topic for Huffington Post and AARP. The authors include information and strategies that can be successfully applied by anyone regardless of their political or economic opinions. For anyone who wants a happier, healthier, more affordable life, The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget shows you how to enjoy the romance and excitement of living abroad on an affordable budget.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What if you could retire better, more affordably, and even earlier than you expected?

Part 1: Contemplating an Exciting Move…

Chapter 1: Can You Afford to Retire Where You Live?

Chapter 2: Can You Really Live (Well) Overseas On $25,000 a Year?

Chapter 3: What’s Your Deal Breaker?

Chapter 4: The Most Common (and Avoidable) Mistakes Expats Make

Chapter 5: Health Care: Myth vs. Reality

Chapter 6:  The Challenges of Language and Culture

Chapter 7: Belize – No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem (and It’s All in English!)

Chapter 8: Costa Rica: Your Easiest Choice

Chapter 9: Ecuador: Something for Everyone

Chapter 10: Mexico: The Top Foreign Destination for U.S. and Canadian Retirees

Chapter 11: Nicaragua: Ready for Prime Time

Chapter 12: Panama: The World’s Best Retirement Program (and Much More)

Chapter 13: Uruguay: More First World Than the U.S.?

Chapter 14:  Europe: All the Ingredients for the Good Life

Chapter 16: Boots On the Ground: Zeroing in On the Community That’s Right for You

Chapter 17: You Found Your Paradise. Now What? Should You Rent or Buy? And How to Know When Half-Way Isn’t the Wrong Way

Chapter 18: Once You Know Where You’re Going: Put Your Plan in Action

Part 3: Once You Get There: Adjusting to Your New Life

Chapter 20:  When the Hammock Gets Boring… What to Do After You Retire and Move Overseas

Chapter 21:  Moving On: This is Not a One-Way Highway

Epilogue: If We Knew Then What We Know Now

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