Omari K. Says: If I move overseas part-time, what should I do with my home in the U.S.? IL Senior Editor Suzan Haskins Writes: If you’re planning an extended trip away, renting your property while you’re gone can generate a respectable income—funds that can help towards your overseas travel expenses. For short-term renting, you’ll Read more...: What Do I Do With My Home if I Move Overseas Part Time?
Charles R. Says: I am the primary caretaker for my Alzheimer’s-afflicted wife. Finding reliable round-the-clock or (preferably) live-in caregivers is increasingly difficult and expensive in the U.S. Is such help more readily available today in places like Costa Rica, Panama, or Ecuador? IL Senior Editor Suzan Haskins Says: Hi Charles, Thanks for the important Read more...: Can I Hire Caregivers in Costa Rica, Panama or Ecuador?
Rebecca C. Says: I’d like to move somewhere that the climate could help with my chronic pain from failed spinal surgeries. Where could I go that would help with this and I could live on my Social Security of $2,400 a month? IL Senior Editor Suzan Haskins Says: Hi Rebecca, Without knowing more about you Read more...: Where Can I Live on $2,400 a Month with a Climate Good for Chronic Pain?
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Cynthia Collette moved to Ecuador in 2012 from Minneapolis, Minnesota with five duffle bags and $700. Her monthly income at that time was just $600 a month. Today, she says, “My base income has gone up a bit…to about $725 a month. In the U.S., there’s no way I know of to live on that amount, even extremely frugally.”
If you have time to visit only one world-class, historic city in the coming year, make it Mexico City. Called the “Big Apple” of Latin America and hailed as a “Renaissance city” by nearly every travel publication worth its margarita salt,...
A legendary Latin lover once gave some advice to a younger man. “You cannot make love to every beautiful woman you meet,” he said, “but oh, my son, at least you might try.” I was thinking about this…about love affairs…as I gazed across the rooftops of Casco Viejo, Panama’s historic quarter.
The English-speaking country of Belize has a lot going for it. For a tiny country, it packs a big wallop when it comes to charm and scenery. For the would-be expat—especially if you're looking for real value—there are many areas deserving of your attention.
I am so excited to be returning to Quito this June….I can’t wait, in fact. Ecuador is my very favorite country on the planet. (While I am no longer living in Ecuador full time because of family obligation, I hope to do so again some day in the future.)
It’s time to start planning that trip to Latin America. Whether you’re looking to check out the region’s many retirement hot-spots or just enjoy a laidback, low-cost vacation, there’s no better time than now to travel south of the border.