More on Getting Rid of Stuff

The battle to whittle down our stuff continues. . . I’ve posted before about our efforts to sell off the household items, furniture and furnishings that we don’t want to move abroad with. (You can see some of those posts here, here and here. (And no, that’s not my stuff in the picture.) Unfortunately, in […]

What Can I Eat Overseas?

And Stay Healthy? I have some concerns about the food supply in my overseas location. How do I find out whether crops are grown with chemical pesticides or whether the cows are pumped full of antibiotics as they are in the US? I don’t want to assume anything. . . [ad#Google Adsense Double] If eating […]

Retire to Latin America if You’re Poor, Europe if You’re Not

I don’t generally follow investment websites or blogs, but The Oblivious Investor caught my eye recently. Why? Because author Rick Todd rated some expat retirement destinations based on how much income you have to retire on. His top five picks for retirees with a limited (primarily Social Security) income: Costa Rica Malaysia Uruguay Panama Nicaragua […]

I Really, Really Hate Garage Sales

Tomorrow our neighborhood holds a twice-yearly garage sale, and we’re participating. Yes, we need to get rid of a lot of excess baggage before our overseas move. Yes, garage sales are a way to do that. But I really, truly detest garage sales. I don’t like going to them and pawing through other people’s discarded […]

10 Best Expat Destinations

A few days ago, I posted the results of International Living’s 2010 Annual Retirement Index. Topping this prestigious list are Ecuador Panama Mexico France Italy Today I’m looking at a very different list: this one includes the 10 Most Suitable Countries for American Expatriates. According to the website, they considered these important criteria: How […]

World’s 25 Best Retirement Destinations

News Release from International Living Ecuador tops IL’s Annual Retirement Index for the second year running For Kent and Christina Zimmerman, leaving Colorado for Cuenca, Ecuador felt like making a huge jump without a net. But after a year in the country that tops International Living’s 2010 Retirement Index, they’re loving their new lives in […]