"Managing your life is not nearly as important as living it. My life is much simpler now and less complicated. I’m much happier.” This is how Susan Burnett describes her life since retiring to the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. “My apartment has twice the space I had in Denver, without having to pay twice the price for it,” she says.
When people ask me what’s the best time of year to travel to Costa Rica, they are surprised when I recommend July and August. A quick Google search for “rainy season in Costa Rica” will tell you why.
Back in 2005, Deby Hogue says, she was working at a Montessori school, and her husband, Chuck, had been working in construction for 30 years. As Chuck used to say back then, “I am beat up from the feet up.” It was a natural time in their lives to retire and make some more memories.
Owning a second home might seem out of reach ﬁnancially. But there is a way to secure your dream getaway and get back enough cash each month to cover your carrying costs and other expenses…and perhaps even make some return on your investment.
I was sitting at my boarding gate, about to depart from Mexico to Panama, when a young man approached me. I had no idea who he was, but he asked if my name was Donald. He then asked if I had my ID card on me. I knew then that I was in trouble.
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