Retire in Paradise – On a Middle Class Salary

If you’re interested in a luxurious retirement option (without spending a fortune) this might interest you: 

Retiree Don Tetley grew tired of trying to keep up with the Joneses when he was working. “Now,” he chuckles, “I get to be Jones.” No, he didn’t win the lottery.. He lives comfortably on his Social Security check—after moving…

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School and Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas. My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions.

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2 Responses

  1. Great article Andrew!

    As someone who is interested in retiring early abroad I have done my research and although beautiful, Thailand is not friendly visa-wise…unless you like doing monthly or bi-monthly visa runs.

    It seems to me the Philippines are much friendlier with the SRRV program. They allow you a visa at 35 years old with a $20k time deposit. Pretty easy to gain long-term residency and with similar/cheaper costs to Thailand this might be a better bet for a young retiree.


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