If you plan to start a business overseas -- and most of you indicated you'll have to generate some income to finance your overseas lifestyle -- Panama is the country to look at. According to Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of the Overseas Retirement Letter, the country's friendliness to business is … [Read more...] about Panama, Sweet Panama
Guest Post by Barbara Diggs Lucky is the expat that has no lingering guilt associated with his or her decision to live abroad. But, I think, rare is that expat also. Maybe you feel a bit guilty about how living abroad will affect your children, or you worry about the feelings of loved ones … [Read more...] about The Flip Side of Expat Guilt
Guest Post by Catherine Perkins When I left the United States in February for a two month stay in France, I was very prepared. I had a bag loaded with French language resources (a dictionary, a phrase book, a traveler's guide), and some new cold-weather clothing. Living in Florida my entire … [Read more...] about Totally Unprepared for the French
Recently, the Live and Invest Overseas e-letter has been talking about France in the run-up to their upcoming conference about living and investing there. France is not one of the countries we've been considering as a retirement destination because of the expense. But with headlines like, "Your … [Read more...] about Is France Affordable?
Last week my youngest daughter flew from Orlando, FL to Europe. She’ll be spending about 2-1/2 months in Lille, France to round out her gap year between high school and college. In honor of her French adventure, I decided to review a couple of books by expats in France. Almost French, subtitled … [Read more...] about Almost French/I’ll Never Be French
Guest Post by Kathleen Peddicord, Overseas Retirement Letter If you haven't yet taken action toward realizing your dreams of a new life in retirement abroad, I say now, get moving. Many Overseas Retirement Letter readers have taken off for new and exotic lives in the overseas retirement havens … [Read more...] about What’s Holding You Back?