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Portofino, an Italian fishing village.

How To Figure Out The Best Place To Retire Overseas

Where In The World Will Your Overseas Retirement Take You? Out of this big ol’ world of 195 countries, how in the world do you figure out where in the world to go? If you’re just beginning to think about the idea of going overseas, whether for retirement or otherwise, this is a huge, daunting…

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Santo Domingo: Dominican Republic’s Colonial Capital

Sophisticated City Living In The Caribbean White-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, warm turquoise water, year-round sunshine—you’ll find them in abundance here in the Dominican Republic… and, of course, pretty much everywhere else in the Caribbean, as well. What sets the DR apart from other Caribbean islands and nations is its more sophisticated lifestyle—one that is…

Palm fringed beach in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.

The Best Beaches In The Dominican Republic For A Simple And Affordable Living

Finding Your Beach In The Dominican Republic If your heart is set on the Caribbean but thought you couldn’t afford it, I have good news… The Dominican Republic has everything you want at a price you can’t say no to. White-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, warm turquoise water, year-round sunshine—you’ll find them in abundance here…

Porto Portugal city skyline at Porto Ribeira

The Top 5 Rules To Start Investing In Property Successfully

5 Rules For Overseas Property Investing I grew up in a household that put great value on owning real estate. Before I was 10, my family had purchased property overseas, and would go on to do so many times over before I graduated high school. My stepfather, real estate investing guru Lief Simon, now maintains…

Relaxing life in tropical paradise, Mauritius island.

The Best Ways To Make Money Overseas

Can I Make Money In My New Home Overseas? One of the most important issues for some thinking of a move overseas is the potential to earn money in their new home… While getting a job overseas as a foreigner has never been easy—and it became even harder in the bleak COVID-19 era—there are some…

Beach and townscape of Blanes, coastal resort town on Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain.

The Pros Of Renting Overseas

Why You Should Rent Before You Buy (Sometimes) Last week we offered some insights into how to purchase real estate overseas and explained that when it comes to foreign property, there can be two conflicting agendas: personal use versus a straight-up investment buy. If you’re buying for investment, then the decision to buy is simple;…

Singapore skyline at the Merlion fountain.

How To Invest In Real Estate: Unraveling The Fundamentals To Get Started

The Ultimate Property Scouting Checklist There are two reasons to purchase real estate overseas… First, because you have moved there and you decide you want to own. You want to nest. You want a place you can decorate and furnish as you like, where you can make a garden, install a swimming pool, store your…

Bangkok, Thailand skyline from Krung Thon Buri on a beautiful sunrise.

Why Overseas Real Estate Is Such A Good Investment In 2021

No More Sleepless Nights Of all the investment options out there, why put your money into real estate? And, more to the point, why foreign real estate? My husband Lief Simon—who continues to grow his international real estate portfolio every year—says that diversifying into markets outside the United States helps him sleep better at night.…

Amazing sandy beach in Tamariu seaside town, Costa Brava, Spain.

Comparing The Top Countries To Retire

Our Top Retirement Havens Face Off It might be easy to get on board with the idea of retiring overseas… But it’s not as easy to figure out where in the world you’d like to do it. Most people, faced with this tough question, make comparisons to help narrow things down. One of the most…

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Canggu: Exploring Bali, The Most Popular Island In Indonesia

Canggu—A Nebulous Neighborhood In Bali’s Sweet Spot Offering an eclectic combination of modern lifestyle and traditional culture with visible vestiges of both is Canggu (pronounced CHAN-goo), an up-and-coming neighborhood on Indonesia’s most popular island—Bali. A few decades ago, Canggu was nothing more than scattered villages, a few rice paddies, and long expanses of black-sand beach.…