"What are the best countries to retire in 2017?" is a question I often see. The short answer is, "it depends." Are you moving abroad to work at a job, or to retire (or something in between)? The best place for a retiree might be lousy if you … [Read more...] about What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017?
by Kathleen Peddicord Searches for “How can I move to Canada?” spiked during the just-finished U.S. presidential election cycle. Since the Vietnam War, Canada has been seen as a beacon of refuge among Americans. However, life in Canada comes with a … [Read more...] about Our Top 6 Picks For Sunny Post-Election Living
Recently International Living put Mexico in the #2 spot on their Best Retirement Havens list. That raised a lot of questions among future expats -- what about safety? All we're reading about (here in the US anyway) is how dangerous Mexico is and its … [Read more...] about How Safe is Mexico for Expats?
Blogs by and about expats are a great place to find information, ideas, tips, and get a general feel for what it might be like to live elsewhere. Here are a dozen interesting expat blogs I've found recently. Europe Expat in Germany provides … [Read more...] about Best Places to Find Expat Life Information, Ideas and Tips
A few days ago, I posted the results of International Living's 2010 Annual Retirement Index. Topping this prestigious list are Ecuador Panama Mexico France Italy Today I'm looking at a very different list: this one includes the 10 Most … [Read more...] about 10 Best Expat Destinations
For a change of pace today, I thought I'd share with you some YouTube videos about expats and their new homes. A quick YouTube search of "expat" turns up over 4,000 videos. As you'd expect, some are good, some are terrible and most are in between. … [Read more...] about A Video Look at Some Expat Destinations
Last October I asked the question, "Is US health care driving Americans to move abroad?" You can read the original post here. I followed up the question and post with a poll. When the poll closed, 19% of respondents listed health care as the "most … [Read more...] about It’s Official: US Health Care IS Driving Americans to Move Abroad
Writing for International Living today, Dan Prescher described a meeting he recently attended with "government officials, local entrepreneurs and international consultants" in Merida, Mexico a few days ago. I thought this was interesting enough that … [Read more...] about Yucatan, Mexico Prepared to Give US Retirees What They Want
Tied to concerns about health care, some expats and future expats are also looking into what would happen if they were to retire overseas and then become too ill to take care of themselves. Mexico is working on an answer. As the US population ages, … [Read more...] about Assisted Living in Mexico
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?