Category Archive: Living and Retiring Abroad

Apr 21 2015

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How To Retire Rich, Even If You Aren’t

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Imagine this… You climb out of bed and wander into the kitchen.  Your maid is cooking breakfast.  Coffee is brewing and there’s a glass of freshly squeezed juice on the table. After breakfast, you book a 5 star holiday.  You take three of them in Southeast Asia each year.  This one is to Bali.  After …

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Mar 17 2015

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Teachers Can Save A Small Fortune At These Schools Abroad

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  Last year, elementary school counselor Nathan Schelble bought a $280,000 home in East Aurora, New York.  He paid cash.  It took him just three years to save the money. No, he wasn’t running a drug business like the teacher in Breaking Bad.  Instead, he and his wife, Stacie , had worked for 6 years at Singapore …

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Mar 10 2015

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How To Retire Ten Years Ahead of Schedule

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There are two common ways to retire a full decade before Mr. and Mrs. Jones.  The first isn’t rocket science. Avoid consumer debt and invest early.  If you invested $375 per month from age 20 to 55, you would have more than a million dollars if you averaged 9 percent. But few have the foresight …

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Jan 23 2015

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Why Traveling In Mexico Is Both Safe And Great

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OK, if you read U.S. headlines, you wouldn’t visit Mexico. I get that.  The media smears Mexico.  It’s like reporting on Jennifer Lopez’s looks, but focusing on a wart she might have on one of her toes.  No image or talk of her lovely face and body. If you think Mexico is dangerous, let me …

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Jan 07 2015

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What International Teachers And Administrators Need To Know About Investing

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    Robert Landau knows a thing or two about teaching. He has worked overseas for four decades.  He has spent the past 25 years working as a school superintendent in Switzerland, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, China, Cambodia, and Singapore. But there’s one thing that bugs him.  A lot.  “Many schools allow investment ‘salesmen’ through …

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Dec 18 2014

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Top Ten Tips For International School Teachers To Build A Solid Retirement

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Many international school teachers don’t think enough about retirement.  And that’s understandable.  The whole concept can seem confusing. But it isn’t.  And those who fail to plan are planning to fail. That could mean eating dog food instead of gourmet, during your golden years. So, what are the top 10 tips for international school teachers to …

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Nov 25 2014

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How To Live Better, Travel More, And Work A Lot Less

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Sandi Gelles-Cole has worked in the publishing industry for more than 30 years.  She’s an editor, author and writing coach.  But things are getting tough. “Big publishers are outsourcing fewer projects,” she says, “and authors are paying much less for free-lance editors.”  Such changes have slashed her income. Instead of working harder for less and …

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Oct 28 2014

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Pensions On Steroids In Lake Chapala, Mexico

Recently, I joined about a dozen retirees on a six-hour hike above Mexico’s Lake Chapala.  John Burnett was one of them.  He had moved here from Dallas to retire, so I asked him why. “My friends back home ask me that all the time,” he said.  “And I wish I could just bring them here.  …

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