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Start Your New Life At Our Retire Overseas Conference

I’m just back in Panama City after almost a month in Europe.

Following a week on the shores of the Algarve for our Live and Invest in Portugal Conference, I spent a few weeks in Paris, working out of our cozy office in Montmartre.

Coming back has been hard.

In the hot spots of Paris, the streets buzz into late evening… the outdoor tables at restaurants are fully occupied… and you may run into a guided walking tour or a group of runners as late as 10 p.m.
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Your First Step To Funding Your New Life Overseas

You Are Not Stuck—Here Are 10 Ways To Fund Your New Life Overseas

2018 is the year of a number of firsts on our Event Calendar. First we added Italy to our list of in-country conferences…

And now, I’m excited to tell you about this one… because it’s one that could be a game-changer for so many readers…

We’ve just opened registration for our first Make Money Overseas Event.

Scheduled for Nov. 2–4, 2018, in Las Vegas, its aim is to introduce you to the top 10 ways to continue to earn an income in your new home overseas… often working just a few hours a day… or, perhaps, not at all.

If you’ve found that your financial situation has been holding you back from living out the life of your dreams overseas, then this event is your ticket to a minimum-work/maximum-enjoyment lifestyle… Continue reading

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Experience Italy’s Abruzzo: Your Ticket To La Dolce Vita

The big event news this month is… Italy!

At last, registration is open for our first Live and Invest in Italy Conference… which we’ll host, this Oct. 17–19, in the city of Pescara—on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region.

Over three days in Pescara, our full Italy team will introduce you to your best living options here in Abruzzo and beyond—though, once you spend a little time around Abruzzo, you may find it hard to imagine anything better…

Abruzzo is a place where…
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Our Home Conference Kit Has All The News From Portugal

As Sunny, Enjoyable, And Affordable As Europe Gets

Great weather… amazing ocean views… friendly locals… and some of the freshest, most delicious seafood on the planet…

What a pleasure it was to return to the Algarve last week for our 2018 Live and Invest in Portugal Conference.

We were surprised by the mix of nationalities represented among our 100-plus attendees in Carvoeiro. It’s usually North Americans who fill our event rooms. But for our three days together last week, we had a diverse mix that included visitors from Britain, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, and Oman.
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7 Reasons To Consider Cali: The Salsa Capital Of Colombia

7 Reasons To Live In “The City Of Eternal Summer”

A couple weeks back, I ran a comparison of Medellín and Cartagena—the two Colombian cities most popular with expats.

With our 2018 Live and Invest in Colombia Conference just around the corner, I’d like to bring a third option to the mix today: Cali.

Renowned as the sports capital of Colombia, Cali is the country’s third-largest city—after Bogotá and Medellín—yet still relatively unknown to expats.

Digital nomad Jeff Paschke, who has lived in Colombia for over five years (spending time in all its major cities), says of Cali:

“Santiago de Cali, also known as Cali, is considered the salsa capital of Colombia and the ‘city of eternal summer.’ I have traveled to Cali several times and, considering the low cost of living and many things to do nearby, I don’t understand why more foreigners haven’t discovered this attractive city.

“In some ways, this city is like Medellín 10-plus years ago—before all the positive press brought many foreigners there. Cali has a warmer, summer-like climate that doesn’t change much during the year… but real estate can be up to 50% cheaper when compared to Medellín, and even cheaper when compared to Bogotá or Cartagena.

“While in Cali recently, I met a couple of expats living in the city. One said he had lived in Medellín for a few years until he discovered Cali, which he says he likes better, as he prefers a warmer climate with more sun, along with the lower cost of living, less traffic, and less pollution.”

To give you a quick snapshot, here are the seven top reasons the prospective expat should consider Cali today:

1. The real estate market in Cali is active and under-valued… Cali has a well-organized real estate industry with a fairly generous inventory of quality properties. Construction standards are high—even in older buildings—yet prices are lower than you’ll find in other Colombian cities… an amazing value considering Cali’s quality of life and amenities.

2. It’s near the Pacific Coast and the coffee region…  Cali is only about two hours by road from the Pacific Coast and only about three hours by road from Colombia’s coffee region, meaning you can go whale-watching or explore the Eje Cafetero (coffee region) on the weekends. Expats in Cali report that the city frequently clears out on the weekends, as there is so much to do within easy driving distance.

3. It’s a First World environment… Cali boasts drinkable water along with dependable phone service, electricity, and high-speed internet. You’ll find many shopping options, from mom-and-pop stores to upscale boutiques… as well as several large, modern shopping malls, including the Chipichape and Unicentro malls. The banks and financial services in the city are the same as you’ll find in Bogotá and Medellín, and they are solid and dependable.

4. It’s the salsa capital of Colombia… and is considered by many to have the best nightlife in the country. There are countless bars and clubs in Cali, many salsa-based, but also with other themes like rock and reggaetón. If you like dancing, brush up on a few steps before you arrive or take some classes once you get here. In Cali, knowing how to dance may even be more important than knowing Spanish.

5. It’s an enjoyable place to be… From the hole-in-the-wall shop selling homemade empanadas to elegant restaurants with fine cuisine, your dining experience will be varied in Cali with a tremendous number of options in the city. The sizzling nightlife draws visitors from the entire country.

6. It’s away from the typical gringo trail… Cali is not a typical tourist destination in Colombia (yet), and the city hasn’t gotten much press, so not many foreigners have discovered or visited it. This is currently changing, with foreign tourism in Cali growing at double-digit rates.

7. Cali is Colombia’s Pacific gateway… With its proximity to the Pacific port of Buenaventura, Cali has attracted a major multinational presence, with over 150 multinational companies including Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Unilever, and many more. The path of progress here is clear…

Again, this is just a sneak peek at the lifestyle on offer in Cali today. Our experts gathered in Medellín, Colombia, this June 6–8, will give you the full story on all your top options for carving out a new life—or a part-time escape—in Colombia.

And, remember, though the dollar has weakened recently, it still goes farther in Colombia today than it historically has. Thanks to the current exchange rate, you have about 50% more buying power today than four years ago. And, in a place like Cali, you can find some outstanding bargains—with the added benefit of living in a sophisticated city. This type of opportunity is rare… and it can’t possibly last long.

If you’d like to join us in Colombia, but haven’t yet reserved your seat, I urge you to do so this week… because our Early Bird Discount of US$250 expires this Friday.

Also, remember to use your exclusive coupon code PRECOL50 to save an extra US$50.

That’s a total of US$300 off your seat when you book before midnight this Friday.

I hope to see you in Medellín…

Valentine Fouché

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All Aboard The European Wealth Cruise: Destination Offshore

Luxury Cruise Of Portugal’s Douro Valley… Adventure Of Your Lifetime

Last week, Founding Publisher Kathleen Peddicord extended you a special invitation to join her inner circle of close friends—among them offshore and wealth-building experts—on a luxury cruise in Europe.

Today, I’d like to go over the details of what you can expect from this special event… an event unlike any we’ve ever hosted at Live and Invest Overseas… Continue reading

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Medellín Vs. Cartagena: Comparing Colombia’s Best Cities

Medellín Versus Cartagena: Colombia’s Two Top Destinations

Medellín versus Cartagena…

Which is the better Colombian city for living and investing?

I hear this question a lot, so today we’re going to take an in-depth look at their strengths and weaknesses.

Cartagena is a historical resort city located on the Caribbean coast. Medellín is located in a valley in the Andes Mountains, and some expats consider it the most livable city in Colombia.

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Get Hard-Won Advice From Real Expats At Our DR Conference

The Whole Truth About Living In Paradise

When Lindsay de Feliz, originally from the U.K., decided to relocate to the Dominican Republic, she needed to find a way to support her new life in paradise. With a background in marketing and a love of working out, Lindsay decided to set up a gym.

Being the only gym in town, she was excited for her new venture.

With no showers already on site, Lindsay went to extra expense to fit out her studio with full changing and showering facilities. She also offered a monthly payment schedule for her clients.
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