• Expat Retirement: Torn Between 2 Loves


    Are you considering expat life as your retirement nears?  Maybe you already are an expat who has moved to the country of your dreams?  As I circle around all my options for

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    7 Ways To Slash, Shave and Cut Your Monthly Expenses


    Anyone can become a savings sleuth and cut, shave or slash their monthly expenses.  All you need to do is look around, the savings are there. Are you interested in cutting

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    This Fun Adventure Can Add $24K Or More To Your Nest Egg


    Is your retirement savings less than you would like it to be?  Maybe another $24,000 dollars socked away would make you feel a little more secure.  Do you love other cultures

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    Expats – 5 Questions Before You Pack Your Bags


    Are you considering moving overseas when you retire?  Have you asked yourself some of the key questions that can make or break your expat experience?   Moving to another culture, far away

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    A Tight Budget Doesn’t Have to Mean Disaster for Hair, Nails and Body


    Have you ever had your hair cut and in the middle of it screamed, “Nooooooo!!!” and you knew, in that moment, that it was just too late?  Me too.  Mine happened in

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    Cheap Thrills: 25 Low or No Cost Entertainment Ideas


    Do you know anyone who doesn’t love something for free or at a discount?  Retiring on a budget doesn’t have to mean that you can’t go out and have a

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    8 Ideas to Help Reduce the Worry Around Retiring


    Feeling a little insecure about being ready for retirement?  You are not alone. Insecurity about having enough money to retire is high and most people are retiring later because of

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    Keep in Touch By Meeting Grandkids Where They Live


    Are you living a distance from your grandchildren and communication is less than optimal? Do you call your teenage grandchildren and it takes them forever to call you back, if they call back all?  It

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    Savings Saturday! 20 Simple Ideas To Make Your Money Go The Distance!


    Are you trying to increase your nest egg for retirement? Are you already putting money away into savings or a retirement account on a regular basis, but you know you could

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    Poll: You tell me. Is size really important?


    Have you ever pondered size?  Many retirees who decide to make a lifestyle change wonder just how big is big enough? Housing decisions upon retirement for some can become the forefront of

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Featured Articles

Expat Retirement: Torn Between 2 Loves


Are you considering expat life as your retirement nears?  Maybe you already are an expat who has moved to the country of your dreams?  As I

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Expats – 5 Questions Before You Pack Your Bags


Are you considering moving overseas when you retire?  Have you asked yourself some of the key questions that can make or break your expat experience?   Moving

Group of three teenager girls typing on the mobile phone lying on the grass

Keep in Touch By Meeting Grandkids Where They Live


Are you living a distance from your grandchildren and communication is less than optimal? Do you call your teenage grandchildren and it takes them forever to call

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The Day that Ricky Martin and I Met the Amazon Queen


Living in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in the city of Iquitos, Peru, I stood in the living room of my traditional house with

Ordering Chocolate Cake With Ice Cream…Sort Of


“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” ‒Charlemagne “Caca con helado, por favor.” I remember, back in the late summer of 1999, sitting

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Expat: To Be Or Not To Be…


That is the question. Does the idea of becoming an expat call to you?  Do you enjoy new experiences, different cultures and want a retirement adventure?  Then

MONEY / BUDGET and HOUSING

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7 Ways To Slash, Shave and Cut Your Monthly Expenses


Anyone can become a savings sleuth and cut, shave or slash their monthly expenses.  All you need to do is look around, the savings are

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Poll: You tell me. Is size really important?


Have you ever pondered size?  Many retirees who decide to make a lifestyle change wonder just how big is big enough? Housing decisions upon retirement for

HEALTH / WELLNESS

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An Effective and Affordable Pain Management Option for Retirees


Do you, or someone you know, live with chronic pain on a daily basis?  Pain management, especially chronic pain management can get very expensive.  You have your

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Poll: Help Define The Direction of The Budget Retirement Blog


Today is Day 4 in the life of the Budget Retirement blog and I am thrilled to say that there are already 30 Facebook followers and 48 Budget Retirement