Top 10 Spots to Retire Overseas in 2011

Every year International Living publishes its list of the top ten retirement havens. They’ve just sent out their September issue, and it includes their take on the best spots in the world to retire. I’ve been known to take issue with their findings in the past (for example, in their 2011 Quality of Life list). […]

Better Health Care Abroad — For Less

What do Brazil, India, Costa Rica, Thailand, Panama, Singapore and Hungary have in common? They’re all medical hotspots for Americans seeking procedures they can’t afford in the US, according to travel website Boots ‘n All. International Living adds Mexico, South Korea and Turkey to the list. If you’re considering living in a country known for […]

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 […]

Are You Running Toward. . . or Running Away?

Recently it seems as though I’ve been stumbling across all sorts of reasons to expatriate — or not — from all sorts of different sources. All the reasons, though, fall into one of two categories: running away from something running toward something In general, the coaches I’ve been in touch with agree that your move […]

Americans, I Have Some Bad News for You

On June 10, EFAM published an article titled America — the Grim Truth. And grim it was indeed! “Americans, I have some bad news for you,” the article starts. “You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin. “If you had any idea of how people really lived […]

It’s Official: US Health Care IS Driving Americans to Move Abroad

Last October I asked the question, “Is US health care driving Americans to move abroad?” You can read the original post here. I followed up the question and post with a poll. When the poll closed, 19% of respondents listed health care as the “most important” reason for their move and a whopping 69% rated […]

The Sin of the Blogger

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve committed the unforgiveable blogging sin: I haven’t kept up with my posting schedule. Normally I put up a new article every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. But the past couple of weeks, I’ve only done two, and not on schedule. My bad. I’ve gotten distracted by another project. Shame on me. […]

US Healthcare Reform Brings Jobs to India

Last month, the US Congress passed health care reform legislations and the President signed it. While it doesn’t appear it will make much of a difference to US citizens living overseas, Global Post reports that outsourcing of jobs to India will increase because of it. The headline on the April 17 article read: “For India, […]

Yucatan, Mexico Prepared to Give US Retirees What They Want

Writing for International Living today, Dan Prescher described a meeting he recently attended with “government officials, local entrepreneurs and international consultants” in Merida, Mexico a few days ago. I thought this was interesting enough that I postponed the post I was planning for today to bring you Dan’s report: [ad#Google Adsense-1] “Mexico’s Yucatan state is […]