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6 Responses

  1. John Heinzl says:

    Hello Andrew. Is there an e-mail address where I can reach you? I'd like to chat about a story I'm working on. Cheers. JH

  2. John Heinzl says:

    Andrew, please e-mail me at jheinzl AT globeandmail DOT Com It's for a Globe and Mail article. Thanks. JH

  3. YOU wrote that November 2009 article???

    I loved that article!!! After reading it I was devising a plan for MY retirement- to live lavishly during retirement in an exotic locale. Though that pipe dream may not be for a while! =)

  4. Andrew Hallam says:


    The funny thing about writing something like that is the need to appeal to a wide audience. If I was writing only for someone "Young and Thrifty" it would be a lot different. I would have passed on the expensive stuff that many people do like to read about. The places you can rent in Lombok, Indonesia for $250 a year (yes, a year!) are decent. And once you settle into paying the prices the locals pay for things, you can live on next to nothing. And you'd also be in paradise: perfect weather, supremely friendly people, gorgeous settings.

  5. Paula @ AffordAnythi says:

    You're totally right about living in an inexpensive part of paradise, like Lombok! I rented a house in Bali — a private, spacious 2-story house in a beautiful setting — for $400 per month. (They wanted $450, but I negotiated it down. Even at $400, it was still probably a tourist price!)

    In fact, I know someone whose mother is 62 and has not saved for retirement at all. She has only $30,000 saved … and like I said, she's 62. She has no pension.

    BUT, her home is almost entirely paid-off, and her retirement plan is to rent out her home (she can probably get $1800 per month, minus taxes, insurance and management fees) and live in Indonesia.

    • Thanks for the comment Paula. Your friend's mom has the right idea! When people start thinking creatively, all kinds of optioins become available. For many people, there's the fear of the unknown. But I think too many people allow too many "unknowns" to effect them.

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