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The 7 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

7 Easiest Backup Residencies In The World Today Last week I shared with you the hellscape that is the French residency process (if you missed it, you can catch up here)… but I neglected to set your mind at ease. Because, while some countries make residency difficult and painful to acquire (ahem, France), others make it…

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The Importance Of Obtaining A Backup Residency

Lessons Learned Standing In Line With 600 Other Desperate Folks… It’s 8 a.m. It’s cold and windy, with flecks of rain pelting down in angry bursts. I’m glad I grabbed that extra layer before heading out. I look at the line that snakes around the huge plaza I’m standing on. Nope, not mine. One small…

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5 More Things To Check Before You Move Overseas

Last week I began a list of things you’ll need to think about when you’re planning for a move overseas. This week, we continue… 6. Get Your Affairs In Order Go paperless on all accounts and make sure you know how to use online banking. Don’t close any bank accounts, but change your address on file…

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The Top 5 Things To Check Before You Move Overseas

New Year, New Home—Part I We’re but a couple of days to the New Year… The last holiday in the seasonal marathon and one that causes excitement and anxiety in equal measures around the world. The potential and the promise… yet also the expectation and the daunting. The optimist sees the shiny, golden path paved…

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How To Make Friends Overseas, Even For Introverts

How To Make New Friends Overseas (Even If You’re An Introvert Like Me) One of the hardest things about upping stakes and pitching your tent somewhere new is the social aspect. You’ve likely spent a lifetime putting together a social fabric wherever you currently call home, and it’s a great loss to have to leave…

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Retire To The Algarve For A Stable Climate Year-Round

Going Where The Weather Suits Your Clothes… As much of the world settles into a winter chill this month, fireplaces crackle and mugs of warm drinks steam… Personally, I’m enjoying my first autumn in eight years. Life in Panama, ever-hot and humid, didn’t allow for many of my favorite things in life—the smell of leaves…

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Researching Belize Made Easy At Our 2020 Conference

Retirees Say Belize Is Hard To Beat Helena Hess was originally attracted to Belize for its diving. She wasn’t even thinking about retirement when she made her first visit to the country. But the better she got to know Belize, the more she came to appreciate the advantages it offers the would-be retiree. Helena and…

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Honest Reviews From Retire Overseas Conference Attendees

The Ultimate Survival Pack For Your Grand Adventure Overseas I confess… I feel a little left out this week… As I write, our ninth annual Retire Overseas Conference is in full swing in Houston, Texas, where all my far-flung colleagues and friends have come together to share what’s new from their corners of the globe.…

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Is It Safe? Living Overseas In Panama City And Paris

Maybe You Need Some New Friends?  When Harry told his friends and family back in D.C. that he was moving to Paris from Panama, he was shocked to be met with true concern… “Is it safe over there?” “Aren’t you worried about terrorism?” “But I hear about bombings or riots over there every year!” This…

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Learning To Slow Down In Abruzzo, The Sweet Spot Of Italy

Italy’s Sweet Spot Rolls Out The Red Carpet  “Abruzzo is the sweet spot of Italy,” Kat Kalashian, emcee of our Live and Invest in Italy Conference last week, told us in her opening presentation. “You can find cheaper property in the South. But here in Abruzzo, there’s no trade-off on infrastructure. Property can be unbelievably…