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Start Your Grand Journey At Our Retire Overseas Conference

Back To School—Vegas Style

Back home in France right now, La Rentrée is in full swing…

These early days of September are when family vacations are well and truly over, children return to school, and some cafés, restaurants, and stores that were completely abandoned for a few weeks’ break are re-opening their shutters…

For the French, La Rentrée is more than a simple return to school or work. It’s almost the French equivalent of New Year’s celebrations… spread out over several weeks… with a strong sense of optimism and new beginning in the air…

Living in Panama City, I miss the buzz of La Rentrée. There’s nothing quite like it this time of year.  Continue reading

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Will You Be Our Next Retire Overseas Conference Success?

Attendees Strike Back—Check Out Their Stories…

Past attendee Gary N. recently updated us on how his retire-overseas plans are coming along…

“When I attended the Retire Overseas Conference in Orlando, I already knew that I wanted to be near an ocean (preferably the Caribbean Sea) and narrowed down my destination choices to a few islands that have excellent diving.

“So I attended the 2018 Live and Invest in Belize Conference.

“My initial move will be to Ambergris Caye, Belize, in May or June of next year.

“Next April I will spend a few weeks on Ambergris to locate a long-term rental and begin the QRP residency process. I will then return to the United States to complete the sale of my house, car, and other household goods. Even though the QRP allows duty-free importation of household goods, I am not shipping anything. This move is helping me eliminate the unimportant ‘stuff’ that I have accumulated over many years.

“I am looking forward to starting a new phase of my retirement while based in Belize. I can fly three hours from Belize to reach Atlanta and visit grandkids. Another hour flight from Atlanta puts me in touch with many friends and relatives.

“My main reason for attending the Retire Overseas Conference in Orlando was to meet others with a plan similar to mine. As a retired widower, I was not in the same demographic as most of the attendees that I met. I spoke with many couples that were avid travelers and they were considering becoming part-time expats. The conference helped confirm that my plan to become a full-time expat was not unusual.”

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A Community Of Friends Can Make Anywhere Feel Like Home

Your Chances Of Survival Overseas Hinge On This

“Why don’t I own a four-bed, two-story country home in my native Normandy? What’s wrong with me?”

These were the thoughts that haunted me as I flew back to Panama after my last trip to France.

You see, in Paris for a whole month, I’d spent a lot of time catching up with friends. And, dinner after dinner, it was pretty much the same story…  Continue reading

A Financial Health Check-Up At Our Offshore Wealth Summit

No Scalpels, No Scrubs, I Promise…

In 2006, an estimated 150,000 U.S. citizens traveled overseas for medical treatment. Last year, that number hit 1.4 million.

However you feel about it, medical tourism is a trend that’s not going away.

Not only can jet-setting patients save as much as 80% or 90% on their treatments (even on something like a hip replacement or heart bypass)… they can secure immediate treatment, too…

And, there’s that element of luxury, of course—from five-star recovery suites with hydrotherapy pools to exotic jungle lodges with extensive massage menus.

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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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The Truth About What You Need To Move Overseas Today

“Do I really have what it takes to start a new life overseas?”

This kind of doubt creeps into the mind of every prospective expat as they consider their options for a new adventure overseas. (I asked myself this, too, when trading in Paris for Panama two years ago.)

But, for a moment, let’s approach this from the other side…

What don’t you need to move overseas?

Many prospective expats start out believing that they need to amass a certain (usually unattainable) amount of savings. But, as Latin America Editor Lee Harrison told our audience here in Orlando this week, you should go when you’re able, not when you’re comfortable…

“The great news is that Social Security goes a long way in many of the places we recommend,” said Lee. “US$1,000 to US$1,500 is often enough for a couple to live the good life. Also, turning up with an open mind and a sense of adventure can lead to money-making opportunities you may never have imagined. You can also get creative with your IRA and 401(k) in ways that will not incur penalties.”

Meanwhile, others worry that they need a special set of skills—somewhere on the level of Liam Neeson’s character in “Taken”—to survive expat life…

Or that there’s an ideal age for starting over… and they’ve left it too late…

Meeting with our Retire Overseas Conference attendees this week, I can tell you that there is no single demographic that’s best suited to (or able for) a new life overseas.

Of your fellow readers gathered here, some are in their late 30s, others in their 80s… some are married, some single… some have health concerns… some have kids to raise (and find good schools for)… some are looking to retire… others are looking to start a new business venture…

They don’t have all the answers just yet. But they’ve taken a leap of faith, trusting that these issues can be figured out.

And, here’s something else I’ve noticed about our attendees…

Everybody I’ve met here tends to have:

  • An open mind…
  • A spirit of adventure…
  • A good sense of humor…

As a reader of these pages, I’m guessing you measure up well on these traits, too.

Now, it’s time to put these personal strengths to work as you figure out:

  1. The best place for you and…
  2. How to get there with the least possible hassle…

How do you manage this? Unfortunately, I can’t give you the answer here today. It’s different for everybody. It’s why 400 attendees traveled to join us in Orlando this week… to discover the best opportunities through our expat presentations… and be walked through the nuts and bolts of getting there safely, legally, with minimal hassle, and without being ripped off…

Knowledge is power… and with 70 presentations on our schedule over these four days, our attendees will be leaving fully equipped to face their new adventure… and armed with the numbers of the on-the-ground contacts they’ll need to consult with to see their plans through.

If you can’t be with us in person (or aren’t following us via our Live Stream), there’s one last chance for you to tap into every nugget shared here this week… in effect, every building block to your new life overseas…

Armed with your 2017 Live and Invest Overseas Home Conference Kit, you can, right there from home, tap into our experts’ decades of experience to find out:

  • The World’s 21 Best Budget Destinations and how to make one of these 21 special places your home in as little as 12 months…
  • How to retire in style on your Social Security alone
  • Where to enjoy high-quality medical care for a fraction of the cost…
  • Which parts of the world roll out the welcome mat for expat retirees in terms of residency, offering special incentives, perks, advantages, and benefits for the “silver-haired” crowd…
  • How to own your own second home in the sun for as little as US$120,000…
  • The world’s cheapest beach retirements… the best mountain hideaways… romantic colonial towns… world-class cities…
  • And much more…

Right now, as we bundle our video and audio recordings together (and wait for the last speaker to finish up), you can get all 70 presentations—plus a special selection of bonus reports—for more than 65% off. Complete details on reserving your risk-free copy are here.

Valentine Fouché

Editor, Live and Invest Overseas Confidential

Plan B

The Ideal Destinations For Creating Your Plan B, Discussed

If you weren’t in the room for our Offshore Wealth Summit last week (or watching us via Live Stream), the bad news is that we won’t be running another one until next year.

However… you can get full access to our experts’ insider information on how to grow your wealth securely—and guarantee a safe and stable future for you and your family—with the best loot bag of the year: our 2017 Offshore Wealth Building and Diversification Kit.

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Ah, the advantage of being in the room and watching the Live Stream on my laptop at the same time…

 As I said last week, offshore diversification is a personal thing. You need to choose which jurisdictions to spend time and/or invest in based on your personal circumstances and, importantly, your own interests. This kit—holding all the important discussions from last week’s event—is the best place to start your planning.

And, as well as giving you all the information you need to put these life-changing strategies to work, I guarantee you some laughter.

No doubt this is a serious subject matter. If you’ve ever tried reading anything on the topic of offshore structures, diversifying internationally, minimizing your taxes, estate planning, etc., you’ll find it’s usually chock-full with jargon… and your mind can’t help but wander.

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These are the 3 most important factors when timing your retirement.

The 3 Most Important Factors When Timing Your Retirement

Go When You’re Able… Not When You’re Comfortable

“In my 15 years of living overseas, I’ve never met anybody who hated their new home so much that they packed up and went home,” Latin America Editor Lee Harrison told our bunch of over 400 attendees gathered in Las Vegas last week for our annual Retire Overseas Conference.

“What almost everybody has admitted to me, though,” continued Lee, “is that they wish they had done this sooner… that there are now precious years of their lives wasted that they won’t ever get back.

“So, whether you’re planning to buy a vacation home or move full-time overseas, my advice is do it sooner rather than later. Go when you’re able… not when you’re comfortable. Over-analysis is your worst enemy…

“My parents’ path—in line with that of their generation—was toward financial security. Which translated to working as long as you could—and saving as much as you could. But I started wondering how soon I could possibly live or retire with some level of security and little to no work.

“When I decided to leave Manhattan behind for a new life overseas, I had an average income and average savings—less than some friends and colleagues who were considering the same idea. Fifteen years on, though I’m semi-retired, I’ve racked up more savings than those guys… who are still working away at their desks… waiting for Continue reading