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Kathleen Peddicord

Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

7 Surefire Tips For Managing Your Financial Life Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday June 19, 2017 (15:53:31)   (3809 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Living or retired in another country, how do you manage your financial life?

Virtually, with the support of a laptop and an internet connection.

At least that should be your goal.

This way, you don’t have to worry about not being able to access an account, get cash, move money, send a wire, or pay a bill. You want these critical functions to be hassle-free… not a distraction and a big pain in the neck getting in the way of all the fun you’re supposed to be having in your new life in your chosen Shangri-la.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Cost Of Living In The Algarve: A Detailed Breakdown

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday June 12, 2017 (20:46:59)   (2338 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

When you think about the world’s cheapest places to live or retire, you probably think first of Latin America or Asia, writing off Europe altogether, figuring no way someone of modest means could ever afford to move to the Old World.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The 4 Best Beaches In Panama

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 29, 2017 (15:40:25)   (780 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

One of Panama‘s greatest assets is its beachfront. This is a little country with two long coasts and several clusters of outlying islands... meaning lots of different beaches — Pacific and Caribbean, touristy and undiscovered, developed and emerging, accessible and remote.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Cheapest And Best Places To Buy Property In Europe

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 22, 2017 (15:10:21)   (2907 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Diversifying your portfolio into euro-valued real estate is a better idea right now than it has been in more than a decade.

The dollar is close to par with the euro, providing U.S. dollar-holders with more purchasing power than they’ve had in euro-land since 2003.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Why Álamos Is The #1 Place For Single Women Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 15, 2017 (15:00:37)   (318 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

It’s easier to adapt to a new life overseas when you move with a spouse or partner. It’s more of a challenge to move abroad on your own, and it can be even more intimidating for single women than it is for single men. That’s why it’s understandable that some of our most frequently asked questions have to do with the suitability of various destinations for single women moving abroad.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 08, 2017 (20:17:56)   (3431 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord’s Top 19 Travel Tips

Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

10 Tips For Moving Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday May 02, 2017 (21:36:27)   (9668 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

1. Patience… the kind of patience you learn doing time…

The other day I stood at the counter of a small grocery shop in Panama City watching as the young man on the other side of the counter tried to tally up my purchases. One item I’d presented was missing a price tag, so the young man walked from behind the counter to the back of the shop to find a matching item that did show a price. Several minutes later he returned.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to Apples: Comparing Cost Of Living Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 24, 2017 (16:17:50)   (8536 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Apples to apples.

That’s the principle to keep in mind when comparing costs, both for living and for buying real estate overseas.

Readers write in to take issue with our costs references every day...    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

This Top Caribbean Spot is Now Expat-Ready

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 17, 2017 (16:28:36)   (570 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Stretches of the Dominican Republic's sandy coast, including in Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, for example, have been catering to tourists for a decade and longer, and it shows. These resort towns could be Cancun or any other resort town in any other country.

But that's one face of the Dominican Republic...    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Best Way To Shop For — And Ultimately Find — Property Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 10, 2017 (15:38:46)   (634 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Google is generally recognized today as the answer to every question, but there are exceptions to that Internet Age fundamental and one of them has to do with shopping for real estate overseas.    more ...