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Deciding Where To Retire Overseas? You Need To Be Here

The Only Place You Need To Be This Year I love watching attendees over the days of our live events. Some walk in the door knowing exactly what they want and where they want to go. But, they tell us, they’re in desperate need of somebody to show them the ropes… to walk them through…

Live and Invest In Panama Conference 2016

This Year’s Panama Conference Has Even More Experts

All Hands On Deck In Panama Over the last few months, I’ve been lucky to get to travel to Belize, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic for our Live and Invest Overseas in-country events. This week, though, I get to stay home… and just scoot across the city to the Marriott Hotel Panama City for our…

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Tourism In Portugal Is On The Rise And Here’s Why

Best Bang For Your Buck In Europe In 2015, Portugal celebrated a new record. The number of international visitors to the country broke the 10 million mark for the first time. Still, 10.8 million (at the final count) doesn’t look so impressive when you consider neighboring Spain’s influx of over 60 million, France’s 84.5 million……

Live And Invest In Dominican Republic

The Live And Invest In Dominican Republic Hullabaloo

Drama In The Dominican Republic It was just days to go before our Live and Invest in Dominican Republic Conference… and nobody in the DR was picking up the phone. I was struggling to get through to any of our speakers on the ground. What was going on? Arriving in capital Santo Domingo last week,…

Expat Communities Overseas

How Important Are Expat Communities Overseas?

Before You Move Overseas, Meet The Neighbors… If you’ve ever worried that, by moving overseas, you’ll be cut off from North American—or, at least, English-speaking—company, then please be assured that the world is far smaller than you think… as your fellow reader Michael Herndon recently found: Valentine, I’m staying in Valencia, Spain, until June 3.…

Business Opportunities In Tulum, Mexico

Big Business Opportunities In Tulum, Mexico

“Living Here, I Feel Like I’m Getting Younger By The Day” “Tulum is mystical,” says expat Ray Thoman, who’s been living in this lesser known Mexican beach town on the alluring Yucatán peninsula for 14 years. “We sit between the two largest underground water systems in the world. And with all this flowing water, it…

Life In Medellín And Mexico

Life In Medellín And Mexico: Latin America’s Best Options

Are We Still In Latin America? As the crow flies, Panama City (my newly adopted home) and Medellín, Colombia—where we gathered last week for our sixth Live and Invest in Colombia Conference—are but 330 miles apart. For such relatively close neighbors, the differences are staggering. Goodbye, frantic big-city life… towering blocks of glass and steel……

Life In Medellin, Colombia

Experience The Eternal Spring: Life In Medellin, Colombia

Year-Round Spring In This “Small-Town-Friendly” Haven I’m writing from the InterContinental Medellín this week as I work on the final preparations for our Live and Invest In Colombia Conference, kicking off here on Wednesday. As well as the experts who’ll join us for this event—from real estate attorneys to health-care specialists to Spanish-language instructors—I’m looking…

Cascais Beach

You Can Retire In Cascais, Portugal, Even In Your 30’s

Meet The Underage Retiree When you hear the words “early retirement” in the United States, you probably think of someone downing tools at 60… or maybe 55. But how many people do you know who retired at 45? Or even at 30? We’re meeting more of these “underage retirees” at our conferences these days. Men…

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Why Algarve, Portugal, Is The #1 European Beach Destination

As Close As You Get To Paradise If you’ve been a reader of Live and Invest Overseas newsletters for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us say (at least a dozen times) that there is no perfect paradise. No single, one-size-fits-all retirement haven solution. We don’t mean to disappoint, of course. We call it…