A few weeks ago, I was considering dental tourism to Thailand to address some expensive dental work that I need to get done. I calculated that I could get the work done for almost 50% less than the equivalent treatments in the US, including all travel and hotel costs.
Many retirees dismiss Europe as a possibility because of a perception that it’s simply too expensive. While there there are many European countries with high costs of living, Spain is not among them, and a fulfilling and cosmopolitan life is possible on a very modest budget.
How much do you really need to retire comfortably, safely, and happily? It may be less than you think. In many locations around the world, we’ve already established that it’s possible to retire with what we’ve already accumulated. Let’s take a detailed look at one such location to see the luxurious lifestyle that $1000 per month will afford.
Last weekend, I sat down in the comfort of my own home, put on my noise-canceling headphones, and had a video chat with a Paty, a Peruvian woman living in Lima. Paty is a student of International Relations, and fluent in Spanish, English, and French. She proceeded to gently correct my Spanish grammar and vocabulary for the next half hour. In the end, my teacher and I said farewell and promised to meet up again next weekend for another conversational lesson.
When we manage to snag a great airfare, like our $374 round trip ticket to Egypt via Paris, the people in our lives always ask us with astonishment how we managed to find it. The truth is, it’s really pretty simple. I’m going to share how we find a majority of our great sales and error fares here.
When I spent almost a year in Europe after I got out of school, I got seriously into Champions League soccer. Everyone I made friends with was following the league, so I spent a lot of nights out at the bar watching matches, and thus, a California boy with no soccer experience was transformed into a screaming, flag-waving Olympique Lyonnais fan.
The most cost-effective ways to get foreign currency, obtain the best exchange rate, and pay minimal or no fees to do it.
Mexico City. When most people who haven’t been there imagine it, they think of a dirty, polluted, third-world metropolis. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. While there’s no doubt Mexico City has some issues with poverty, traffic, and pollution, it is also chock-full of beautiful places on par with Manhattan, London, and other large cities all over the world.
Five places to retire in France. From the Alps to the sunny south, France can be an affordable retirement location for everyone.
Thanks to those who entered my little giveaway! In the end, there were two entrants. To make the drawing fair, I visited random.org, and used their random number generator tool to pick a number between 1 and 2. Here was the…