Category: Living and Retiring Abroad

Retiring in Comfort—Without Ever Experiencing a Canadian Winter Again 17

Retiring in Comfort—Without Ever Experiencing a Canadian Winter Again

I haven’t had to scrape frost off my car’s windshield for more than 8 years. I haven’t had to shovel a snowy path or driveway, and I haven’t had to put on a winter’s jacket–other than during a 2 week...

Stay Down Brother, Stay Down 21

Stay Down Brother, Stay Down

I’ve visited more than 30 different countries. But this is my first visit here. For the past three days, I’ve been in a country where I can’t drink the water from the taps.  The poorest people have no access to...

Having a Foreign Affair – Part III 25

Having a Foreign Affair – Part III

If you’re considering re-locating overseas for the adventure or for the financial benefits, the odds are good that if you have children enrolling in an international school, they’re probably going to enjoy the experience. Read their comments . But ensuring that they...

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Having a Foreign Affair

Kate rolls out of bed, and there’s a smell of fresh coffee in the air. Walking down the hallway into her open living room, a warm breeze comes through the open patio area.  Unlike a North American or European home,...

Tioman – Paradise on a Shoestring 5

Tioman – Paradise on a Shoestring

A few short years ago, I considered dropping out of “society”. A two and a half hour drive from my home in Singapore brings me to the town of Merzing, Malaysia, where I can take a boat to Pulau Tioman—an...

How to Retire Rich–Even if You’re Not – Malaysia 3

How to Retire Rich–Even if You’re Not – Malaysia

For many people in their 50s and 60s, their dreams of  retirement have been postponed:  squashed by the realities of higher living expenses, deflated investment portfolios and perhaps even job layoffs–thanks to the economic downturn.   But there’s a government...

How to Retire Rich–Even if You’re Not – Thailand 2

How to Retire Rich–Even if You’re Not – Thailand

This continues our series on how ordinary people on middle class incomes can retire more luxuriously than the millionaires in their hometowns–just by making a paradigm shift and getting on a plane. Amazing Thailand Bring up the subject of retiring...

How to Retire Rich–Even if You’re Not – Indonesia 10

How to Retire Rich–Even if You’re Not – Indonesia

There’s a world out there where people like you and me (middle class earners) are living the life of Riley without millions of dollars.  Many of them are reluctant to talk about it–preferring to keep their little Edens to themselves...