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We Wish We’d Moved Sooner: Real Expats Share Their Stories

An Expat’s Biggest Regret (And How To Avoid It) In my 23 years of living overseas, I’ve never met anybody who hated their new home so much that they packed up and went home. What almost everybody has admitted to me, though, is that they wish they had done this sooner… that there are now…

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Why Overseas Real Estate Is Such A Good Investment In 2020

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.…

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Our Virtual Conference: The Most Complete Guide To Medellín

11 Years Later, I’m No Longer The Crazy One… The first place I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was Costa Rica. That was 35 years ago. A few years later I organized and promoted the first conference of my career, in San José. Thinking back, I have to give it to the 40-odd…

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The Best Investments To Generate Quick Cash Flow

Top 4 Overseas Investments To Make Right Now When considering any potential investment, begin by asking yourself whether you are buying more for capital appreciation or for cash flow. At this stage of my investment career… as I get closer each day to “retirement”—I’m looking to add more cash flow components to my real estate…

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How To Fund Your New Life Overseas Without Working 9-5

From Digital Nomad To Food Truck Chef—How To Fund Your New Life Overseas In your new life overseas, you could support yourself by going to work for someone else… but who wants a J-O-B? Better to make your own money and control your own schedule. Breaking from the 9-5 world opens you up to a…

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From Paris To Panama: Updates On The Situation Overseas

If You Could Be Anywhere In The World Right Now, Where Would That Be? For the past week, Lief and I have been on lockdown with the rest of France. The rules aren’t as strict as in Italy. From our apartment in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, we can go to the supermarket or pharmacy. And, it’s…

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Watch Live Or Later: Launching Virtual Conferences In 2020

Urgent: We’re Keeping The Dream Alive In A Time Of Crisis Last week, Lief and I traveled freely between Paris, France and Waterford, Ireland. Despite the spread of the coronavirus in both countries, it was business as usual for most people. In Waterford, we met with our Irish-based staff in a local co-working office space……

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Discover The Best Agriculture Investments To Diversify In 2020

Boost Your Retirement Income With The Easiest Property Investment You Can Make Last week, as we opened up registration for our 2020 Global Property Summit, I talked about how to approach a property purchase overseas… and how the head and heart both come into play. But there’s one area that breaks this rule… where you don’t…

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Reasons Why Real Estate Overseas Is A Great Investment

The Property Battle—Old Country House Vs. Return On Investment On the surface, buying an investment property overseas may seem like a straight-up business transaction. But things are rarely that clear-cut… I’ve hosted conferences on living, retiring, and investing in real estate overseas for more than 30 years. And, in my welcome address on the opening…

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Find Out How To Live Better For Less In Cuenca, Ecuador

High On Historic Charm, Low On Price A colonial or medieval city can be a great choice for retirement… For many, there are few things more enjoyable than the charm and splendor of a well-kept historical city. The plazas, cobblestone streets, courtyard homes, and flowered balconies give you a peek into some bygone empire’s grand…