The Cheapest And Best Places To Buy Property In Europe

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.Spain continues to suffer the disastrous effects of its burst housing … Read more

10 Tips For Moving Abroad

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 … Read more

Apples to Apples: Comparing Cost Of Living Abroad

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…“Restaurants in Panama are 35% more expensive than restaurants in the United States,” wrote one reader recently, after having visited Panama. Another … Read more

This Top Caribbean Spot is Now Expat-Ready

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…The Samana region is … Read more

10 Surprisingly Affordable Retirement Hotspots

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.In several places, including Algarve, Portugal; Pau, France; Abruzzo, Italy; and Medellin, Colombia, your U.S. dollars will stretch farther than in the U.S. … Read more

How To Retire Overseas And Launch Your New Life

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.These are the places that I believe make the … Read more

17 Southeast Asia Travel Tips

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 … Read more