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Achieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budget"The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget" provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today's chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly aAchieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budget"The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget" provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today's chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly afford in the U.S. or Canada by finding the right overseas retirement haven. The book reveals those affordable havens and the strategies for successfully making the move that could save your retirement. Aimed at retirees and near-retirees in the U.S. and Canada, this book's strategies apply just as well to younger people and people with families who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life while at the same time lowering their cost of living. It includes solutions for the challenges of continuing to work and earn money abroad, too.As long-time contributors to the acknowledged leader in the field, "International Living," authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Precher have at their disposal more than thirty years of International Living experience and expertise in the topic. They've been writing about living overseas for more than 12 years and have created their own broad and deep body of work, including regular blogs on the topic for Huffington Post and AARP. The authors include information and strategies that can be successfully applied by anyone regardless of their political or economic opinions. For anyone who wants a happier, healthier, more affordable life, "The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget" shows you how to enjoy the romance and excitement of living abroad on an affordable budget....

Title : The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year
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ISBN : 9781118758595
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year Reviews

  • dianne
    2019-03-09 21:15

    Somewhat helpful in an area that is constantly in motion. Anything that seems a "take home message" really should be checked out online to see if rules, laws, reality may have changed since this book has been published. The bits about self assessment are fairly good - it is true that starting your life in a totally foreign place is an adventure - to say the least - and one needs to be able to roll with the unexpected. We just had 3 days with no electricity (and one day with no water) so no phone, internet, warmth (except the fireplace). Day 1 - kind of fun, day 2 cold and a tad worried about all the food going bad, whatever business or family online...forget about it, day three...you have to REALLY like your partner, or be happy with yourself because everybody is cranky. They do a fairly good job of explaining this. A good starter book for folks thinking about escaping to elsewhere; a consideration that may be more and more important as the US debt and leadership becomes increasingly out of control.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-19 13:53

    As many reviews have said, this book is absolutely a starting point, not a reference -- and it is a starting point that delivers *exactly* what the title promises: a guide to where you can live well on $25,000 a year (that's mostly Latin America, folks, so the information leans heavily there) post-retirement. This is not a book for people looking to work overseas, or start a business overseas, or move with children overseas; it's a book about asking yourself tough questions about what you want in life, including how much you want to spend to live that life, and giving some guidance about how you might get there.While any book based on a financial number will quickly grow outdated, and some of the places mentioned may no longer be so affordable, the authors here stress the work people need to do to discover what might be a good fit as well as practical advice (such as living somewhere truly temperate will mean almost non-existent utility bills).

  • Jeri
    2019-03-05 15:06

    Meh. I think you can learn as much or more from the website. As many reviewers say, this is a good "starter" book, especially for anyone who has not lived overseas. If you are a seasoned ex-pat, probably not so much. It did give me ideas for places I should look into, but, as I said, the website would do that as well. In fact, the book repeatedly says "for more information, go to the International Living website."I will defend it from all the detractors saying, "It should talk more about Europe." Did they read the sub-title: Living WELL on $25,000 a year? As someone who's been an ex-pat for 17 years, I doubt that can be done in Europe. Living yes, not living WELL, with all that implies. They did mention a few places, but pointed out that one could live on 25,000 only if you don't include housing in the equation.

  • Edward M. Rodriguez
    2019-03-04 19:12

    Good enough information but poorly designed as an ebookWTF! An index in the back with no page or location numbers and worse even, NO links back to the content. C’mon this is 2017.... this nonsense was understandable when the first Kindles came out TEN years ago.... but not acceptable for any reason today

  • Gordon Paisley
    2019-03-06 21:51

    A decent starter on the topic. I found the section on countries to be very Latin America-focused. Almost 95 pages on that region and 5 on Europe. While I understand that Europe is more expensive, it should not be that distant of second place. The authors' personal experience appears to weigh too heavily in the book.There is some information that is simply incorrect--e.g. credit cards that do not charge exchange fees (many of the issuers listed do charge fees--read your fine print carefully).I certainly want to research this topic more and need more than this to adequately do that. This book assumes for most of the book that people can simply fund a retirement in cash and not have to work--the chapter on working is almost an afterthought.

  • Grace
    2019-03-03 18:54

    Heavily slanted towards expat life in Latin America, Central America, Mexico, South America. Not much in the book for us budding European expats. The entire book was like a pep-talk for moving overseas - rah, rah, rah. The stories of actual expat life did not seem relevant enough for me - something was missing - a human connection? more detail? If you are just starting the process of planning to move overseas, this might be a better book. But at this juncture I am looking for solid advice and information for living in Europe. There are other books out there and sources on line that are more relevant than this one especially for a European adventure.

  • Barbpie
    2019-03-04 16:18

    Haskins' book gave me lots to think about. I still have questions about health insurance (Do I need to buy health insurance while I'm living in Scotland or am I covered by the NHS? If I need to buy health insurance, how much does it cost?) and Scotland isn't a "budget" retirement destination, but Haskins reinforced my idea that an important aspect of an enjoyable retirement is a sense of adventure!

  • Eleanor
    2019-03-20 20:50

    This book provides information and advice for successfully retiring overseas. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the top countries to retire and the pros and cons of each country. I learned more about Central and South America and while I didn't identify a place to retire I did find many places that I wanted to visit. This is a good reference book for travelers and for retirees considering retiring overseas.

  • Naomi
    2019-02-24 21:09

    I was hoping for more references on emigration, starting a foreign business, purchasing real estate abroad, etc. This was mainly people's experiences. It is more for people who are deciding whether or not they want to retire abroad. If you've already made the decision, this book isn't going to tell you much.

  • Judy
    2019-03-10 19:55

    This had a lot of good advice for people considering moving overseas in retirement, and gave a lot of information on different areas to help in deciding where to go. There were also interviews with people living in different countries with samples of their budgets. Very encouraging for those of us considering such a move.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-15 21:09

    Somewhat useful. I skimmed through the 100+ pages covering various destinations. The book seems to focus disproportionately on South America. When it generalizes about North America vs "the rest of the world," as it often does, it seems to be talking about that continent.

  • Marky
    2019-03-18 20:00

    Well written and positive about the whole process. A prior book I read on the subject had more of a fugitive mentality. They focus on their area of expertise, Central and South America and only briefly explore Europe and SE Asia. Well worth it though and a recommended read to get the ball rolling.

  • Chris Schaefer
    2019-03-17 21:55

    This is a great resource to use when thinking about moving out of the country.It features everything from getting a doctor's appointment in Ecuador to finding your dreamscape in a Japanese town. Everything is practical and useful for just about anyone looking to move abroad.

  • Rob
    2019-03-15 20:02

    Just ok. Not for anyone who has lived abroad. Just basic stuff. Wished there was more on places to live in the EU and how to prepare for it earlier in life.

  • Jane Brewer
    2019-03-20 15:14

    Good info - interesting to read.

  • Nancy
    2019-02-28 17:03

    Interesting and informative if you are considering moving abroad. While the focus is retiring, a lot of the information would apply to anyone thinking about moving abroad.

  • Dan Vanderhyde
    2019-03-20 21:48

    Good book. I liked the organization and premise