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Kathleen Peddicord
Author Kathleen Peddicord is editor and publisher of Live and Invest Overseas. She has covered the international beat for nearly 30 years and is considered the world’s foremost authority on overseas living and retirement. She is the author of two books, including How To Buy Real Estate Overseas. More info at

Kathleen Peddicord

The Cheapest And Best Places To Buy Property In Europe

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 22, 2017 (20:10:21)   (106557 Reads)
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 ...

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Why Álamos Is The #1 Place For Single Women Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday May 15, 2017 (20:00:37)   (1058 Reads)
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 ...

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

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday May 09, 2017 (01:17:56)   (4307 Reads)
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 ...

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10 Tips For Moving Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Wednesday May 03, 2017 (02:36:27)   (10758 Reads)
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 ...

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Apples to Apples: Comparing Cost Of Living Abroad

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 24, 2017 (21:17:50)   (9672 Reads)
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 ...

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This Top Caribbean Spot is Now Expat-Ready

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 17, 2017 (21:28:36)   (954 Reads)
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 ...

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

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 10, 2017 (20:38:46)   (1287 Reads)
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 ...

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10 Surprisingly Affordable Retirement Hotspots

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday April 03, 2017 (21:05:52)   (5388 Reads)
The U.S. dollar is still going strong against the euro and other currencies, making this a great time to be thinking about reinventing your retirement in some of the world’s most appealing spots.    more ...

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How To Retire Overseas And Launch Your New Life

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 27, 2017 (21:30:17)   (12971 Reads)
You need a list of destinations that might support the lifestyle you seek if you are considering retiring overseas.

How do you choose your ideal retire-overseas haven from among the 200+ countries in the world?

I’ve provided a short list of top options as we tackle 2017.    more ...

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17 Southeast Asia Travel Tips

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday March 20, 2017 (21:25:00)   (634 Reads)
A friend of ours is making his first trip to Southeast Asia this year. He will be visiting Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. He’s lived in Mexico for several years, so he’s a seasoned expat, but he has never ventured beyond the Western Hemisphere. We want his trip to be successful in every way, so we wrote a list of tips that might help him. We thought they might help you, too.    more ...

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