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Kathleen Peddicord

Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Is Retiring In Panama Still A Good Choice? If So, Where?

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Wednesday January 04, 2017 (03:48:06)   (2062 Reads)
Is Panama 2016 still a top choice for retiring overseas?

I was the first to suggest Panama as a good choice for any North American looking for a place to retire that was sunny and cheap.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Why This Gay Couple Chose Languedoc, France, For Their New Life Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday December 12, 2016 (23:17:49)   (1236 Reads)
Alex and his partner Greg were in marketing and advertising in London. In 2003, they decided to leave the rat race and head to France with the thought of making a property investment. They settled first in Aix-en-Provence, where they enjoyed the big student population, both French and foreign.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

The Truth About Retiring And Living Abroad With Children

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday December 06, 2016 (02:09:05)   (801 Reads)
The advantages to raising children abroad are many, from a second (or even third) language to a second passport. Children raised overseas are generally self-confident, open-minded, and resourceful. They learn to make friends easily and to adjust and adapt quickly.

If you’re hesitating making an international move because of children, you’re making a mistake.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

Exploring Krakow’s Market Square: Poland’s Culture Capital

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday November 29, 2016 (23:20:36)   (662 Reads)
Bookstores, universities, market squares, and cafés are four things that make a city worth spending time in.

Some time ago in Krakow, we happened upon the world’s first bookshop, opened in 1610 and still a bookstore today. Walking around this city, we passed a half-dozen other bookstores, as well, including some specializing in rare and antique volumes.    more ...


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Kathleen Peddicord

6 Rules For Offshore Asset & Property Protection

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Wednesday November 23, 2016 (23:46:51)   (616 Reads)
Years ago, a friend–a smart guy…a guy who’d been around the block…done business all over the world–engaged an attorney to help him structure his holdings to mitigate his global tax liability.

My friend spent more than US$100,000…didn’t understand the structures he ended up with…    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Do I Feel More Or Less American Living Overseas?

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday November 14, 2016 (21:53:25)   (889 Reads)
I get this question a lot.

I’ve been living outside the States for 18 years, and, to answer the question I’m so often asked, I’ve never felt more American than I do today.

Living in the States (I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for my first 35 years), we Americans take being American for granted.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

How To Open A Bank Account Offshore

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday November 08, 2016 (02:52:04)   (663 Reads)
My husband Lief and I sat in the lobby of Barclays bank on rue de l’Opera for two hours our last visit to Paris, awaiting our account manager. We wanted to obtain debit cards for our accounts. We’d inquired by email but had been told we’d need to come in person for this request.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

A Breakdown Of Costs For Those Who Want To Retire Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday October 31, 2016 (20:29:47)   (3991 Reads)
How To Afford To Retire Wherever You Want

Could you afford to retire how you want wherever you want? The opportunity for you to do just that could be greater than you might imagine.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Yes, You Can Afford The Best Of French Country Life

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday October 25, 2016 (01:54:18)   (939 Reads)
Sometimes referred to as the “Other South of France,” Languedoc-Roussillon sits between the regions of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur to the east, the Midi-Pyrenees to the west, the Auvergne to the north, and Spain to the south. The region is divided into five departments: Pyrénées-Orientales (close to the Spanish border), Aude, Hérault, Gard, and Lozère.
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Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

How You Can Fund Your Retirement Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday October 18, 2016 (03:03:45)   (3705 Reads)
Here’s How To Fund Your New Life Anywhere In The World

How are you going to be able to afford the retirement you’ve been dreaming about?

Maybe you should defer the idea… keep working for five or six or more years longer… until you’ve been able to set a little more aside…

Nah, that’s not the answer.

Don’t put off your retirement because you’re worried you can’t fund it. Find a way to generate more funds.    more ...